Are you hip to Kenan Bell? Maybe you should be if you’re a Los Angeleno. He’s hometown talent that’s made various splashes over the last several years, including “Like This” - which was on the NBA 2K10 soundtrack and reminds me a bit of Childish Gambino.
Kenan’s lyrics are often playful, embedded with imagery and informed by the experience of being a 6’5″ black male raised in “lily-white Los Angeles suburbs challenging stereotypes.” Sounds like a person I’d want to meet – let alone hear rap. You can do both tonight at The Satellite when he opens for Hilltop Hoods.
Get your tickets here!