Duality is present in Houston’s next rising star, KAM-ALYN. He will give you the good with the bad, the beautiful with the ugly, and the adversity with the silver lining. Lifestyle, day-to-day music. With a message. Born in LA, moving to Houston, Texas at the age of 4, and spending summers in the Tri State Area (NY, NJ) to be with his father, KAM-ALYN embodies a melting pot of cultures refined over time to create a mix of southern hip hop music, stylistic New York production, and west coast bars. His music is eclectic allowing him to draw in a youthful crowd, yet culturally appealing and tasteful to the traditional hip hop head. It’s the perfect balance of mellow, yet unpredictable music as the emcee strives to keep you on your toes in the most relaxed way possible.
Accompanied by frequent collaborator Nate Da ‘vinci, KAM-ALYN has released what he’s proclaimed his best work to date, “Fritz Carlton.” 12 carefully crafted tracks–the perfect amount of songs for an album if you ask me–tell the story of KAM-ALYN reclaiming his power by knowing his self-worth, embracing and showing gratitude for his current lifestyle but understanding that he’s destined for greatness, and playing the game smart and on his own terms. He’s not in a rush. He’s moving to the beat of his own drum. And his faith is strong, allowing him to walk into his blessings with ease.
KAM-ALYN keeps a cool composure throughout the album and songs like ‘Vice & Delights’ and ‘Comfort Grinn’ emphasize just how balanced and at ease KAM-ALYN’s spirit is. He enters a new zone on songs like ‘Panic,’ ‘Addmit’ and ‘Steel Playa ft. Nate Da’vinci’ where he demonstrates his versatile flows, aggressive bars, and gritty approach. It’s as if he was tired of people taking advantage of his niceness and wanted to set the record straight that he isn’t one to mess with. No one will get in his way of making his presence known in the music industry, and he makes every single person listening in feel his chilling tone. He drives it home, once again using his cool composure to close out the last 3 songs on the album, ‘Occasion,’ ‘Fall Again,’ and ‘More Love 4 Me.’ Perhaps one of the strongest songs on the album, ‘Fall Again’ describes a feeling that almost everyone can relate too. Cutting ties in a relationship, perhaps a summer fling, but wanting to reconnect for one last time. KAM-ALYN handles the situation perfectly, asking his former partner if they’d want to spend just one more night with him and he promises it’ll be different this time. Quite literally the perfect accompanying feature, Chelsea Reject finds her groove within KAM-ALYN’s space to deliver heavy yet relatable bars filled with self-awareness for her missteps but assurance that she can get it right this time. We need these two to collaborate more often.
KAM-ALYN completes his message by the end of ‘More Love 4 Me’ but his story is far from finished. He’s done with distractions. Knows he has to work harder. He’s ready to leave people behind who don’t serve his greater purpose. And he’s pouring more love into himself because he finally recognizes his self-worth.
Stream “Fritz Carlton” available anywhere you get your music!