Kyle Rapps: On Air (Mixtape)
Kyle Rapps is excited to announce the release of his new mixtape, On Air, which is available today, August 29, for free download. The eight-track mixtape showcases a new sound for Kyle, with the NYC-based emcee choosing to flip samples from French electro duo Air throughout.
Kyle also threw KRS-One, Homeboy Sandman, and Talib Kweli into the mix, the latter of whom was featured on the EP’s first single, “Universe Traveler.” “The song is special to me for obvious reasons,” says Rapps. “Working with and gaining respect from one of the great lyricists of our time – that feels damn good.” On Air also includes a re-visited fan favorite with “Love Love 2”, a completely revamped song with Air-infused production and unmatched delivery from Kyle, Homeboy Sandman, and KRS-One.
The man behind On Air’s captivating production is Rapps’ long time friend and producer Nate G. “Nate G made it possible,” remarks Kyle. “His sample flipping game is at its peak here.” According to Rapps, one of the reasons the record sounds so intense is the duo’s mentality while locked in a Brooklyn studio. “Recording at his studio in Bushwick over these beats brought out a lot of my real thoughts and feelings on life, love, and society. It was therapy for me,” says Kyle.
Aside from the mixtape’s dope production and impressive collaborations, Kyle is proud of this new record because he has grown throughout the making of it. “On Air is right now, present tense, higher learning type shit,” says Rapps. “It feels like I went to school and became a French gangster.”
01. Lost Message
02. Streets Move
03. Universe Traveler (Featuring Talib Kweli)
05. J’ai Dormi
06. Modular (featuring C Rayz Walz)
07. Lost in Translation
08. Love Love 2 (featuring KRS-One, Homeboy Sandman)