KUR Stays Strong Throughout The “Seasons”
On June 29th, Philadelphia rapper KUR released his latest single, “Seasons!” “Unloading an unbreakable cadence of rapid fire bars, Kur uses his lyrics as an opportunity to peel back the layers on the different seasons he’s endured in life. Staying true to himself, his confessional lyrics start with detailing his humble beginnings then catch up to his present-day luxuries. The vivid wordplay jumps through the screen of the music video directed by Terrius Mykel with their grimy storytelling.”
While most people think of the coasts as hip-hop hubs, the rest of the country has something to say. There have been incredible artists from the scenes in Chicago, Houston, and Atlanta, but KUR finds yet another way to make a name for himself: he’s coming from Philadelphia. The nation’s first city hasn’t been known for its hip-hop scene, but there have been plenty of excellent lyricists to come out of there. Meek Mill, Eve, Beanie Sigel, Chynna (R.I.P), Lil Uzi Vert, and The Roots all come out of the Philadelphia scene, and KUR is no exception to the aforementioned greatness.
On “Seasons,” KUR brings the fire in more ways than one. Not only is he laying out the different seasons he’s gone through, but he also is coming clean about his life choices throughout those seasons. The confessional tone of the song exists in stark contrast to the heavy-hitting beat from Kemonte “Kemo” Harrington and Marcus “Hebe Dev” Devies. The beat mostly lives on the bass, 808s, and claps, but the overwhelming sense of dread comes from the MIDI strings. KUR uses this to his advantage, and the track comes across as a warning as well as an educational confession.
Check out “Seasons” below, and let us know what you think!