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Rapper Kenn Retro Stands At The Heart Of Chicago's Hip Hop Renaissance
THE CNN IREPORT MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: The city of Chicago is a musical hot spot right now in terms of Hip Hop. A myriad of talented rappers are making an impact and shining a light on their home town. Rappers such as Chief Keef, Spenzo, Rocky Fresh, Lil Durk, Fredo Santana, King Louie, and Chance The Rapper are causing major record executives to take note of the tremendous talent emerging out of the Windy City. Another emcee at the heart of the Hip Hop Renaissance in Chicago is Rap Renegade Kenn Retro.
Kenn Retro's music is epic, enthralling, and thought provoking. He has been featured in XXL magazine and his songs have been featured on AllHipHop.com, YoRaps.com, Coast2CoastMixtapes.com and more. He fuses brash bars with clever rhymes about the realities of life. He describes his sound as "the new retro." Kenn Retro was influenced by Rap stars like A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Common, Mos Def, Wu-Tang, Redman, Notorious BIG, and Lupe Fiasco.
Equally important, the windy city emcee is currently riding high with his critically acclaimed album entitled "The Id, Ego and Super Ego." The album offers hope and inspiration.“The Id, Ego and Super Ego” captures the true essence of Hip Hop. There are dope lyrics and plenty of food for thought on the release. The project takes you on a journey into the mind of an emcee who has love for his craft and his genre. Overall it’s just good heartfelt music.
The first single from the album was the incredible song called "Do My Thing" which was well received by Hip Hop critics and fans alike. The current single off of "The Id, Ego and Super Ego” is the hit track called "HOLDING IT DOWN" featuring Gabriela Francesca. The video for the song is vibrant and dynamic. The editing is sleek. It's a creative video that captures the essence of the song. The "HOLDING IT DOWN" video is fun and exhilarating and edited to perfection by director TIMBOT. Kenn Retro's management team, Quantum Tekniq Productions, is molding him to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. For more information on this budding star, log on to www.KennRetro.com