RK Essentials

RK Essentials

RK is masterful at weaving personal stories while luxuriating over airy, moody and high-end production. Born Ryad Kartoum, the French rapper takes command of his low-slung beats with percussive charm—as heard on the acoustic “Petit cœur” and the tropical grooves of “Bae” and “Mon reuf”. He showcases his gritty side with stop-start hooks on “Billie Jean” and “Moscow”, while “Cataleya” nods to his Algerian roots as he imbues the track with melodic colour and historical notes.

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