More Ka stories

Review: Mysterioso DIY Rapper Ka Becomes Dr. Yen Lo on ‘Days With Dr. Yen Lo’

Brownsville MC Ka is a man among Shmoney-dancing boys, but by historical accident, he’s never gotten to enjoy dignitary status. Instead, the rapper (and senior…
M.T. Richards / May 28, 2015

Brandon Soderberg’s 25 Best Albums of 2013

To finish out the year, we'll be offering the top 25 albums from various SPIN staffers. Today, Contributor Brandon Soderberg.
Brandon Soderberg / December 18, 2013

Ka, Rapping Firefighter, Waxes Streetwise in ‘You Know It’s About’ Video

Ka may have released the best rap album of 2013 with The Night's Gambit, a minimal masterwork of whispered knowledge and abstracted boom-bap written, produced, and…
Chris Martins / November 14, 2013

Watch Ka Take a Bluesy Trip Through the Brooklyn ‘Jungle’

If you're heading from Manhattan, Brooklyn's Brownsville lies past the posh neighborhoods, an area that has yet to see much of the gentrification that's taken…
Dan Reilly / October 3, 2013

Ka Likens Urban Warfare to a Chess Match in ‘Peace Akhi’ Video

Ka is a firefighter by profession, but on "Peace Akhi" he's a "Rap Game William Blake as printmaker poet, creating a whole weird world and…
Chris Martins / August 22, 2013

Ka, Rapper-Firefighter-Auteur, May Have Released the Best Hip-Hop Album of 2013 with ‘The Night’s Gambit’

Ka is a truly singular rapper/producer from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood. Last year, he put out Grief Pedigree, a confident and almost entirely inside-its-own-head record, all…
Brandon Soderberg / July 26, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: 2 Chainz Teams Up With Jason Derulo for Some Reason

Arca, "&&&&&"Arca, a.k.a Alejandro Ghersi, a Venezuelan producer who made the beat for Mykki Blanco's "Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)" and records…
Brandon Soderberg / July 25, 2013