With dreamy keys and the use of voices as a percussive driving force, along with soulful lead vocals, Assault Rifles creates its own sonic world. Assault Rifles showcases the best abilities of Maryland’s Kay Frank$: to write hip hop hooks that are as catchy as they are meaningful and to deliver them with an effortless cool.
The various voice states are a significant feature here, and their weight has been carefully metered to produce texture and color and keep interested in a song that progresses through numerous chapters in its narrative.
Kay Frank$ is a hip-hop rap artist originally from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He started making music at 16 and has been perfecting his craft ever since. His music is inspired by other artists such as MF Doom, Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, J. Cole, xxxtentacion, and Nipsey Hussle. Kay Frank$ is a self-motivated artist who relies on nobody but himself to create his art. He is currently mentored by Grammy Nominated Song Writers and is continuing to make a name for himself in the music industry.
There’s some smooth, well-syncopated rapping from Kay Frank$ over some top-tier production, and the result is a track that feels both very current while also feeling like a timeless hip-hop banger. The “Assault Rifles” production is top-notch, with a dreamy, hazy beat that would be right at home on any contemporary hip-hop record. The track features some fantastic rapping from Kay Frank$, who delivers his verses with an effortless cool.
The shortness of the song is a bit of a disappointment, but it’s clear that Kay Frank$ is a talent to watch. “Assault Rifles” is a great track, and Kay Frank$ is an artist to keep an eye on.