Born November 30th,only 60 seconds separates their birth. The identical twin brothers Kay and Kai better known in music circles and by their fans as 2k Boyz are more than just your usual “rap group” putting rhymes together to make a song. From the compatible tone of their voices to the timely switch of verses, they are anything but typical.
The 2k Boyz have dropped their latest 14-track mixtape, “Open Up”. It has features by Young Maquis, WillieB and G-Eazy, plus Productions by TaeMoney, FreekVanWorkum, TrendsetterZ, Nobody MadeTheBeat, CashMoney A.P, Vic Jones and G-Eazy.
When I first heard 2k Boyz back in 2012 on the mixtape, “Status Unknown”, their music style was bumping, so I said where they from? Oh them cats, they’re from Stamford, Connecticut. Well two years down the line, ‘them cats’ from Stamford are still a top choice to have in your media player.
2k Boyz is definitely one of the realest rap duos out there. Some folks my feel I’m biased, but you can ask any real and intelligent rap fan, and they will tell you, 2k Boyz is definitely up there. I don’t think these twins have ever made a bad song. Their lyrical content is all there, they talk about relevant things happening in their lives.
“Open Up” is an album that’s centered on simple yet very appealing production. The laidback grooves are bass-heavy and funky, with just the right dose of synths and extra instrumentation. The rolling beats are meant for top-down cruising and chilling. Most songs are pretty hooky, as both Kay and Kai have very distinctive deliveries that could not be mistaken for anyone else. They have good flows and chemistry, working very well together.
“Open Up” has a few truly classic cuts, and the rest of the songs are pretty good, so it’s actually a pretty consistent work. My favorite tracks are: “All Good”, “Hunnit Bucks”, “Open Up”, “How Do You Do It”, “Sinatra Speaks”, “Don’t’ Know A Thing” and “Ready To Party”.
These brothers are talented, with great breath control, sharp words, and often witty lyricism. Their tight beats and crisp lyrics really bring you into the song and head bobbing becomes a must. This has to be their best release so far. It just has an awesome vibe to it. Apart from having something new to say, they have also come up with an engaging way to say it.
The sound of “Open Up” is vibrant and direct, bringing you right into the thick of things. 2k Boyz will keep the clubs dancing and the street heads open. Don’t’ sleep on this one!