As a fellow Houstonian, watching the transformation of Killa Kyleon as a rapper has been tremendous. The Screwston rapper hasn’t completely stepped away from syrup sippin’ and gettin‘ to the money, and I wouldn’t want him to, but as of late he has been addressing issues that black people face in America, and that’s dope.
Before you go tho, check out the entire Lorraine Motel EP, honoring the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. below.
The Lorraine Motel project is directed at what’s going on in today’s society within the black community as a whole. It’s not a one sided commentary, it deals with the treatment people of color have been receiving from law enforcement and how we are programmed and influenced by social media, television and the culture of Hip-Hop to treat each other as well. As a race and culture, we need to stand together, but also take accountability for our actions. I feel the black American dream and ideal died when MLK was murdered in Memphis (at the Lorraine Motel). So I created this conceptual project as an analogy of today’s climate in America. We all (African Americans) died that day at the Lorraine Motel. Barack Obama is the last of one of our strongest black leaders to lead us as a race. The Lorraine Motel project focuses on events (both past and current) that have taken place since that fatal day.