K. Wood$’ Grandma’s Death starts off like if Chance the Rapper got introspective about loss and pain, with the gospel-sounding “Crayola” talking about his growth, desires and colorful dreams. From there, the Baltimore artist gives us an album his grandmother would be proud of. The brother leaves it all out there, the good and the bad. It’s an eclectic mix of music, one that had me jamming from the jump.
The strength of Wood$ is that he’s not afraid to do whatever he damn well pleases. That ambition and desire to be different gives us an album that’s both introspective and just good at what it does. Keep in mind that some introspective songs from artists drag on and focus only on the flaws and the “bad.” This album, however, keeps it real and showcases growth through each song while also discussing some of his imperfections. Plus, the album’s a banger through and through. It’s like if K.R.I.T.’s first official album met a Baltimorean’s outlook on life, loss and gains. Trunk rattlers mixed with eclectic production and hip-hop about growing up and maturing through difficult times? Sign me up and keep it coming.
As promised when we played in Saturday Night Smash, I will be copping this from his Bandcamp as soon as I post this. Don’t take my word for it, though. Check it out above via all streaming platforms and remember to support dope music in all its forms.