While we don’t know where K/9 gets all his sauce, we do realize that this album is the sauce that cannot be bought. Now, that might seem like all modern bluff. But just go through his debut album, and you will know what we are saying.
K/9, or Neil Kumar, is a fresh, confident, and sophisticated voice in the world of hip-hop and rap. The way he blends classical, jazz, and R&B sounds makes it seem all the more smooth. And unlike those who fixate on spitting out words, he pronounces his words with a clear-cut register. It’s the kind of rap song you could hit the play button on at your office party without getting any nasty looks.
“The Sauce That Cannot Be Bought” is a 12-track rap, pop, hip-hop, and R&B album with elements of jazz and classical music in some of his tracks. You can hear trumpets in some of his tracks, like B.B.B. (4k), where he combines electronic beats and trumpets with a satiating upbeat rhythm. His voice is what makes it all the more eloquent as he sings the notes as well as raps them through with Spanish overtones in his singing style.
The man behind K/9’s sound is his producer, “Midas Klay,” with a penchant for producing multifarious sounds. These two, together, improvised on their sounds and realized along the way that they began to augment each other’s style. K/9’s album was released fresh on the 31st of March this year. Without further ado, you need to season your ears with “The Sauce That Cannot Be Bought!”
Review By: Naomi Joan