I’ve followed K.A.A.N. for years at this point. I had the chance to interview him during my Bandwidth days. While I don’t always post about his music, it’s not because it’s not good. It’s just that I’m literally just one dude. That said, a few weeks ago, we were blessed with a new project from the PG native.
Requiem For A Dream Deferred, featuring production helmed by Ski Beatz, has a lofty goal. It wants to help Nipsey Hussle’s mindset of pursuing one’s dreams while also promoting elevation beyond the expected. Creating such an album can often fall into the pitfalls of preachy rap. However, every so often, you’ll get a project that walks that fine line and never falls off the musical tightrope. Lyrically and sonically, K.A.A.N. succeeds at this, not once wobbling through the project. The thirteen-track album gives listeners inspiration to never give up while also making the song(s) cry with his own dreams and aspirations.
Ski Beatz’ variety of production on this one adds an additional level of gravitas. Add that to K.A.A.N.’s lyricism and you’ve got one hell of an album. Check it out above and remember to support dope music in all its forms.