TORMENTA - KAST ONE
Kast One’s new project Tormenta is an unapologetic raw throwback bappy scrappy record of bars about hoodster battle rapper life in California’s I.E. and hard melodic loops by Ital Santos. Kast One says he felt like a storm coming ready to rain on everyone after having been gone awhile; on the song “Black Clouds” he goes into this and reps Black Cloud Music.
The last verse on the album’s singe “They Know What’s Up” is a stand-out and a great encapsulated reintroduction to Kast “Yomamasfavoriterapper” One.
“Pass me a lighter and let me do my thing”
My favorite track is the stoner one with Slick C, “That LaLa”. It’s west coast, it showcases their synergy and their appeal as individual MCs, appropriately second to last on the record. The whole album is a confident return to form for Kast One as an MC and as Ital Santos in his role as a producer for other MCs in my opinion, check it out, bump this in the ride or in the next smoke sesh.
Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers.