Back in September of 2014, KR released his I$0LYF3 3 mixtape via a premiere from Complex. Since then a number of street singles have found their way to the web via his Soundcloud. With his fans one click away, KR felt it was time to hit his following with some project sooner rather than later. The result came in the form of his ‘And So It Begins’ EP.
Stepping away from the I$0LYF3 mixtape series to focus on the direction of this debut project was the main reason for his hiatus from projects. With ‘And So It Begins’ KR provides fans with an update on that very direction. “I listen to my fans more than they think sometimes. I saw them asking for a project constantly as of late and it became evident I needed to give them something in some form or another. The production comes from a number of producers that all have tremendous growth of their own.
The opening cut “My Type” is produced by Dem Jointz (Rihanna, Dr. Dre) and features some key assisting vocals Racella. “Complicated” is produced by Timsuby – While “Down With You” is produced by DJ Camper (Jay-Z, Big Sean) with assisting vocals from David Wade. “I Ain’t Shit” is produced by FayoAndChill (Bryson Tiller) and features MaryLandLavon and “What Happened” Freestyle comes with production by Hazebanga.
Aside from the release KR turned 21 on Monday and was nominated the same day for a possible spot on XXL’s freshman cover. Fans have the opportunity to vote him in with the 10 Spot.