"After being named under-ground artist of the year in 06' Kia Shine steps right up to the mainstream act and delivers us to Due Season. Fresh beats, krispy lyrics, and just the right amount of collabo's packs a good punch for a new breaking artist. Due Season's effort is strong and in my opinion lives up to the hype. It is a great first step for Kinfolk and I look forward to see more out of the Universal Motown artist in the future. Keep it KRISPY !
Top 5: 1.) Krispy 2.) Respect My Fresh f/ Jack Frost 3.) I Be Everywhere f/ Jim Jones 4.) Bluff City Classic f/ MJG & 8 Ball 5.) W.O.W.
Honorable mention - Touch f/ Jack Frost & Wifey"
O. Botvinnik | Boston, MA | 12/22/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If rap wasn't so terrible, Kia Shine wouldn't even think of making an album. Unfortunately for us, Hip Hop consumers are bombarded with awful artists, repetitive lyrics, and tired beats. "Wow" and "Krispy" are great examples of the genre's degradation. Though in "Wow" he responds to Nas' "Hip Hop is Dead" album with "Hip Hop ain't playin dead/It live in the south/It must be a lie/Cuz it just bought me a house/It just got me a deal," it's a poor play.
Sorry Kia, or Kinfolk if you prefer, but you ain't Hip Hop."
Weak man really sad
Sherance Brothers | Jasper Ala | 08/15/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"i see why soutrhern rappers are picked on it's not the south everybody it's the wack music that's coming from down here."
One of the best upcoming hip-hop artists of our time
Jamrockka | Buffalo, NY | 08/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the greatest low key, hip-hop albums around. Almost every song on this album, including WOW, Stunna Friends? (Frames), Respect my Flesh, and Bluff City Classic is crisp and hard-hitting. Kia Shine's lyrics are an uplifing and personal struggle filled with inspiration. This is where hip-hop should be today. Kia Shine's beats and cuts are at the same level, if not better, than Lil' Jon and Dr. Dre. Definetly keep an eye out for more. Kia Shine is an artist, not just another rapper."