Meet Kahri 1K & DMV’s Next Big Wave of Music

Kahri 1K, a buzzing new Virginia rapper, has a long legacy of DMV greats (Pusha T, Wale) not only to live up too but who enlists him as the next one to carry the torch of greatness for the region and with his first hit, “Trenches,” spreading like wildfire, it’s safe to say he is off to a great start. Today he continues to move the needle forward with a personal visual for his new single, “When They See Us”. A great introduction piece for newfound fans, Kahri 1K grabs Atlantic Records Quando Rondo to help deliver that undeniable hit factor the streets have been talking about for some time now.

Hailing from Petersburg, the same home that made R&B superstar Trey Songz, Kahri says the song and video were inspired by his city’s people and their perseverance. “The record was inspired by the vibe of the city (Petersburg, VA) and what my people go through every day,” he shares. “I already had the song done and I felt like he (Quando Rondo) was the perfect fit, so we reached out. The visual is a first-hand look at the conditions in which I was raised and my exit plan to make it out.”

Directed by Shomi Patwary, “When They See Us” is the latest single off Kahri 1K’s new project, The Ghost of Pecan Acres. Along with Quando Rondo, the nine-track project also features a guest appearance by Yung Bleu on “Gangsta Music”. “When They See Us” was produced by Shop With Ken.

Aggressive, catchy, consistent, Khari 1K has been commercially releasing music since 2017, but earned critic’s attention with the KingDrumDummie-produced street track, “Pain.” For more on Khari 1K and his music, follow the new star on social media for daily updates.

Check out the new video now via the Heir Wave Music Group.

Mad Macks – “Been Good” EP

Rising Los Angeles, CA based Hip Hop artist Mad Macks from EOTR releases his new EP titled “Been Good“.  Follow him on Instagram @madmacks_.

James Embrace – “Noddin” (Album)

Up and coming San Antonio, TX based Hip Hop artist James Embrace drops his debut album titled “Noddin“, covering topics on dealing with depression, anxiety and drug addiction/abuse.  Follow him on Instagram @james.embrace.

BXTH – “Sorta Kinda” (Album)

Omaha, NE rap duo BXTH (formerly spelled “BOTH”) released their long-awaited album “Sorta Kinda last month. The album, recorded at the Grammy-nominated Make Believe Studios, is rambunctious and gritty, heartbreaking and hopeful, and a necessary staple in 2020’s alternative hip-hop landscape.  After previewing songs in J. Cole’s 2019 documentary Out of Omaha, BXTH finally sees the release of this jazzy, boom-bap trap album, the first since 2015’s BOTHSUCKS.

Avatar Frost – Mimosa

Mimosa, the first single from Avatar Frost’s upcoming debut album, …there was a boy., was released on February 10th and is poised to ignite the next hip-hop revolution with its unapologetically cutthroat lyrics and sound waves from the future.

there was a boy., will be released in June 2020 to showcase Avatar Frost & his lyrical prowess as he originates his own brand of genre-bending music, “conscious hip-pop” (think Kendrick Lamar’s storytelling meets Lupe Fiasco’s production). Two more singles will be released leading up to the album’s official release, one being an upbeat summer dance anthem and the other being a no holds barred freestyle.

 His first release “Mimosa” sets the pace for what more is to come as the year pans out. Listen below to Avatar Frost and his latest, and stay tuned for his future releases.