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ALBUM REVIEW

Kublakai

Origin Story

Released March 2016

Origin Story is an upbeat six-track hip-hop EP from Kublakai, full of compelling storytelling and short vignettes. “Full Circle” underscores with piano the tale of being discovered, the long road to fame, and the importance of paying it forward. “Thir13en,” tells of coming of age against a backdrop of bizarro beats, concluding with hidden acapella number, “I Am Free.” In “Mixed Messages,” he ponders his biracial upbringing, while backup singers chant “You’re beautiful.” Sweet and inspirational, this EP is 27 effortless minutes of musical joy.