$kinny, provides the perfect vibe to complement those late night drives with a new release, “Night Shift.” The super mellow and melodic self-produced track illustrates the Los Angeles-based rapper’s narrative …
$kinny hails from a world where music’s taboo so he created his own world. Surrounded by smoke, covered in tattoos, and rocking three-foot dreads, the Saudi Arabia-born rapper, producer, and visual artist invites listeners into this space with his 2017 EP, ‘Late Night Blvd.’ His artful amalgam of airy instrumentation, lush production, and hazy rhymes has already earned praise from The Fader, Noisey, LA Weekly, Vibe, and a host of other well-known blogs and media as well as millions of plays across YouTube and Soundcloud.
Among his influences are Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G. and Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, and Sade, all of which he listened to while on summer visits to Los Angeles. He moved to Southern California in 2005, and became a self-taught producer, playing keyboards and recording with Logic. His aforementioned efforts and talent led to success, landing a session with Timbaland and a publishing deal with Warner Chappell.
“My music sounds like watching old school criminal movies on the moon,” $kinny states. “I’m creating the soundtrack to my life by putting all of these different influences on the spaceship. It’s more than songs… it’s an experience.”