Quick Thoughts: Hailing from Augusta, up and coming rapper, Rot Ken, is proving that Atlanta isn’t the only city in Georgia producing talented artists. While the two cities are less than 300 miles apart, Augusta has never received much recognition for its rap scene. As soon as artists like Outkast and Lil Jon broke through to the mainstream in the late 1990s, it was clear that Atlanta was becoming the epicenter of southern rap music. However, with the rise of the Internet, you can make it from anywhere if your music is good enough. Such is the case with Rot Ken. When you listen to his music, you will understand why he’s going to be the next big name coming out of Georgia.
Rot Ken’s latest drop, 007, is the most triumphant, confident release we’ve heard from him. Over a resounding horn section, Rot Ken finds his groove immediately, diving straight into quick flows and infectious high-pitched melodies. The song is short, which will leave you hitting replay over and over again until you’ve added it to your favorite playlist. Rot Ken has certainly found something special with 007, and if he continues to drop hits like this, it won’t be long before you remember his name.