KURT – Red Carpet Ignorance [Mixtape]
Posted by Grubeats on January 18, 2013
Four months ago I stumbled across a freestyle over “Next Episode”. Naturally, I was skeptical of even listening because it’s certainly no walk in the park to bring justice to one of the Doc’s best recipes. Pleasantly surprised by what I heard, I reached out to Long Island native, KURT with hopes of learning about him and his music. Describing “Next Episode” as the starting blocks for the next chapter of his story, KURT released this as a promo single for what at that time was his upcoming mixtape, Red Carpet Ignorance. The feedback was incredible and even KURT himself couldn’t believe the cosigns he was receiving.
KURT transferred the positive energy from his freestyles to his lead single, “No Shame”, which once again garnered some serious attention from local radio DJ’s. In a recent interview alongside producer WhiteLie, KURT described “No Shame” as a “stripped down banger”, which in a sense was initially made as a joke record. The rapping-producing duo have been working alongside each other for close to 8 years now diligently building a unified and distinguished sound.
Red Carpet Ignorance was a long time coming, but artistically paints the scene of a young aspiring star walking the red carpet on his premier night. KURT understands the importance of staying “classy” in the public eye, but also believes celebrating life is also about the occasional asinine or “ignorant” acts. This mixtape is a culmination of KURT’s premier night. The first track, “Hallelujah (Intro)” sets the tone for KURT’s journey, as he marches on set with WhiteLie, confidently laying the brick and mortar for the foundation of his throne. RCI features a broad range of sounds, emotions, and energy, but the quality of each individual track is consistent throughout. Thus far, my personal favorites are “Hallelujah”, “Good Morning Beautiful” which features singer Robbie Nova, “Don’t Need ‘Em” which features an original verse from the O.G. Bun B, “Ignorant Interlude”, and lastly “City Love Jones”.
There’s no question KURT still has room to grow as an artist, but the contents of Red Carpet Ignorance compounded with the previous releases I’ve heard assure me the Yankee Cap prospect will be batting consistently over .300 soon enough. Follow KURT and WhiteLie below!
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