Kailon Johnson-Loud, known professionally as Kaj Loud, is a producer creating those unbelievably hard-hitting beats that so often seem to have been lost or left behind in a cloud of memories. His sound is nostalgic and fresh all at once, reminding you of the thickness and vibrancy of well-crafted, intentional Hip Hop. When you press play and let “THOT I Told You “ fill out the space around you – it takes over entirely.
Kailon Johnson-Loud, known professionally as Kaj Loud, is an African-American recording artist and entertainer who was born in Vallejo, CA. He attributes his musical ability in part to his father as well as his 3 biggest musical inspirations: Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Logic. He also cites long term friend, Tunez, as the reason he decided to take music seriously. Destined to bring his own unique flavor into the game.
Character matters, the sound of your voice matters, and your delivery as well, particularly in such an overflowing world of independent music. What you say is where the heart is, the realness, the power, but how you say it is a big part of what gets people to tune in or turn it up a little louder. This guy has a necessary level of personality, the differences between which are always clear, but at the same time – they bounce off of one another in a totally genuine way.
You really need to let this play through decent speakers or headphones to get the full effect, and at a reasonably high volume. The details are complex and specific to the sound, though it’s the unity between them that makes this feel so infectiously rhythmic and energizing. The beat is the first thing to grab you. I think more commonly with today’s Hip hop it’s the synths or the melody or the sampled vocal that stands out the most, so much so that we forget the power of a mighty beat. “Kaj Loud” has done an amazing video to this piece of work and as the audience, you all will love the same at once as well.
Melodically the song keeps things distinctly simple. This decision is one that again reinforces that sense of anxiety or uncertainty. The simple repetition furthers this. The song has a simple sense of movement, repeating only a few distinct phrases of melody and keeping the ambiance consistent despite one or two well-placed structural breaks. The more you listen, the more this will fill your heart and soul.