Philadelphia is known as the “Land of the Spitters”, an apropos moniker considering the city’s knack of producing emcees proficient in the art of rhyme. The gritty, blue-collar backdrop of America’s 5th most populous principality serves as a reliable breeding ground for lyrically-inclined rappers.
Kur (pronounced “core”) is the latest in this rich and storied legacy and his brutally honest and technically sound delivery has begun to garner attention within the city’s arduous Hip-Hop scene.
The last spitter to grab Philly’s collective imagination like this was Meek Mill, and although Meek is now a major label artist with a nationwide following, it’s clear that he still has his ear to what’s hot in his hometown. The MMG lieutenant has taken to Twitter recently to quote Kur’s infectious “33 Shots” and announce his desire to get a copy of the Uptown native’s latest body of work.
With his city continuing to rally around him, Kur releases his latest track “Everything I Wasn’t”. The soulful single continues his penchant for reality rap as the 20 year old displays an honest and introspective aptitude beyond his years.
Listen to “Everything I Wasn’t” below.
**Bonus: While you’re at it, check out the video for “33 Shots”