Killa Kyleon sends a message with his ‘Killing Over Jays’ single.
Houston, TX is known for many things; sports, NASA, and of course its contribution to Southern Hip Hop culture. Growing up on the notorious Dead End Drive from the cityâ€™s south side, Killa Kyleon embodies everything the city used to be and more of what it is destined to become.
Killa Kyleon remains one of the Southâ€™s most talented, crafty, hard-working and diverse artists and he has very ambitious plans for 2017, including a new album, Texas Plates & Candy Paint 3, which will be released this spring and includes guest appearances from Bun B, Scarface, Devin The Dude, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Willie D, & Young Dolph among others.
Before his proper album arrives, Killa Kyleon is releasing his new EP, Lorraine Motel, a conceptual project that will be released on 4-4-17 and honors the legacy of historic black leaders and figures, chiefly, Dr. Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.Â During the segregation era, the hotel was an upscale destination that accommodated exclusively black clientele; and it became a frequent destination for many influential and iconic artists as well, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett & The Staple Singers.Â The hotel is now a complex of museums and historic buildings, tracing the history of the civil rights movement from the 17th century to present day.Â The National Civil Rights Museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel.
Listen to Killa Kyleonâ€™s ‘Killing Over Jays’ below produced by Cory Mo.Â Killa Kyleonâ€™s Lorraine Motel EP will be available for purchase & streaming at iTunes, Spotify & Google Play on Tuesday 4-4-17.