Katrell Antonio Platt the eldest son of a member of the NC A&T University Alumni / Marching Band and band director, was born in Mount Vernon, New York but as an infant was relocated to, and raised in Mullins, South Carolina. Surrounded by family and music, this is where his concrete work ethic was instilled and the “adapt to overcome” foundation began, as well as some of his darkest times of life. Raised in a single parent home and pretty tight knit community, Katrell gives the biggest credit to the greater ancestors of his family, that he had the honor to encounter.
KP The Phenomenal is a very laid back individual who speaks for happily underestimated and deep thinkers of the world, who see positivity in any event that may occur their lives, and are determined to remain painstakingly in motion. Music comes as a therapeutic second nature and has kept dormant the very dark demons which Katrell is now willing to share. He just wants his music to speak to all people; to reflect his resilience, his ability to consistently overcome adversity, and his open minded, non-judgmental personality. “Just trying to live, not trying to hurt nobody,” is his life motto.
Katrell Antonio Platt’s latest release is entitled The Restoration (THE K.A.P TAPE). Containing 10 tracks, the album features a variety of beats, productions and features. I listened to the album a few times; first I liked the beginning the best, then it was the last few songs of the album, eventually it was the middle, then finally I thought about it and it hit me. The whole album is fire.
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The album is about Katrell’s life, who he is and what he experiences. Here he allows the listener to take a glimpse into his world. It’s a refreshing break from those hiphop artists who are constantly spitting the same stale lines. Katrell is a genre of his own. There are not many other indie artists who can be compared to him. He delivers music that is completely hypnotic, relatable and is endlessly quotable.
I recommend this album to anyone with a brain, and anyone who is able to appreciate good music. There are a lot of great songs on this album. My favorites are most certainly: Get Up Featuring Cory Purvis, All3n F. (MSB) , Peer Out Featuring All3n F. (Produced By Cardiak) , Top Shelf Featuring Cory Purvis (Produced By Alchemist) , Everything On Me Featuring All3n F. (On Me) (Produced By SB) and Get Up Brothas Featuring Ms. Katrina Platt (Accompaniments) (Produced By SB) .
The album carries a dreamy ambient sound with lots of tracks that oscillate between jazz and R&B beats. That’s not to say it’s totally slow or lackluster; on the contrary the songs in the middle of the album are soulful, pack a real punch and have solid energy.
I can’t express enough how excellent the production is here; the whole album has a “feeling” and it definitely pulls you in. The Restoration (THE K.A.P TAPE) is all about mood, and not all of it is achieved solely through rapping, as there is some excellent singing and beats to be found along the way. Pop the album in with an open mind and you’ll appreciate what Katrell Antonio Platt was trying to create here, and it’s pretty incredible how successful he was doing it.
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