On April 4, Houston rapper Killa Kyleon released his latest project, Lorraine Motel. The significance of this date is that it marked the 49th year of the assassination of Martin Luther King. Killa Kyleon commemorates the King by dedicating his project’s title to the location where MLK was last alive, the Lorraine Motel, which has become a famous historical site in Memphis, Tennessee.
This album has a very clear conscious message as “Ghetto Experiment” sets the tone of the project early. Speaking from the standpoint of a black man from the ghetto and the struggles of making it out. Empowering songs like “Strong Black Women,” give praise to the strong women who always deserve the credit but rarely receive it. While songs “Skin Is My Sin”, “Change Gone Come”, and “Redemption” are more introspective tracks. Speaking on police brutality, inequality, and politics.
The timing of this project couldn’t be better given the current state of our country. The fact Killa Kyleon touches on a lot of relevant and important topics in the minority communities and world shows that he is an artist that cares for the people. The production on Lorraine Motel is also solid. Killa Kyleon is promoting peace and unity so it hard to go wrong with this one. I think MLK would approve. Buy, stream, or listen HERE.