Philadelphia has come to be known as the “land of the spitters,” where artists can differentiate themselves by out-rapping the competition. For Kur (pronounced “Core”), he’s been a conversation starter within the city’s hip-hop networks. In the summer of 2019 Kur dropped Shakur, which lead singles “Crack,” and “Soul” featuring Mozzy, helped the album reach over 10M combined streams on Apple Music and Spotify. In November 2019, he surprise released Spare Me which reached #14 on Apple Music’s Hip-Hop/Rap chart, #20 on its All Genres chart and prompted Meek Mill to proclaim Kur “the soul of Philly.” Lyrical, fiery and true to the craft, Kur’s new EP Young 79 expands on the heartfelt street aesthetic.
New York-based DJ/rapper DJ Kass was born in the Dominican Republic in 1987 but grew up in the Bronx. Kass' father was a DJ and he grew up learning the tricks of the trade from his dad before starting to do his own gigs as a teenager. Before striking out with his own original tracks, he dabbled in remixes as well as continuous mixes of other artists' music which he released on his SoundCloud page. His first original singles began appearing around 2016, when he released the energetic party banger "Tamo Open Yo." The next year a remix of the song surfaced, as well as second single "Los Patrones." In 2018, he dropped his most successful single to date, the spare but fiery "Scooby Doo Pa Pa."