Kero One ft. Suhn - What Am I Supposed to Do?

Posted 4 years ago
Producer:
Kero One
Album:
Untitled (TBD)

Kero One‘s Booth debut, featured way back in October 2010, found him taking a long, hard look at the Kinetic World around him as he chronicled his struggles to balance his desire for currency with his values and artistic vision. On What Am I Supposed to Do?, the lead video single off his next album, the Korean-American rhymesayer broadens his vision beyond his own hustle, painting a picture that’s simultaneously bleaker and more hopeful than on the aforementioned cut. Here, the San Francisco native showcases a production sensibility as smooth and self-assured as his mic presence, crafting a breezy, head-noddable beat (complete with languid guitar licks by Gyrefunk) to back him as he catalogs the social, economic and political ills pervading our society. And you’ve got to admire his thoroughness; how many other rappers could tackle American colonial genocide, the contemporary connection between greed, poverty and crime, and natural disasters in 16 short bars? On his guest hook, Suhn proposes a simple (yet challenging) solution to all of the above: love one another, and the rest will take care of itself. If this insightful jam leaves you craving more, you can expect plenty more food for thought on Kero’s yet-untitled forthcoming full-lengh, due out sometime this summer.

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