Sophomore hip-hop album by skilled emcee, with excellent production and powerful lyrics, a thoughtful blend of jazz, rock, symphonic and blues sounds.
Only 6 months after the release of the Nameless Faces EP, Ben Kerns comes back swinging with an ambitious full-length album in 2015. True to its title, Introspective is filled with Kerns' deepest inner thoughts and insights. With production from up-and-comers Felly, Jomeezius the Genius, Samurai Del and more, Kerns is gifted an impressive musical canvas to deliver his complex but concise message. The Madison, Wisconsin rapper shows off his versatility with musical styles ranging from jazzy to euphoric to melancholy while emphasizing the singular theme of the project, reflection. Musicians are often embraced or rejected for who they are perceived to be and in Introspective, Kerns presents to his listeners a sincere case to examine his humanity.
released May 11, 2015
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Charles Mammyth Forsberg in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.