It’s been a little over 2 years since I first introduced you guys to Ray Kincaid via the ‘Orbital Frame EP.” Since that time he’s been featured in a couple of print publications, done hella shows and overall made strides in his artistry.
Ray’s latest album, ‘Bizarre Arcade 2 : Nostalgia Kung Fu‘ is a more cohesive effort than what we saw in the previous installment, as he delves deeper into personal and societal concerns without sounding hella corny and militant. The 10 track project also showcases Ray’s growth and development into a standup human being in how he offers commentary on complex issues like family beef, depression and spiritual warfare.
Overall, ‘Bizarre Arcade 2 : Nostalgia Kung Fu‘ is a refreshing return to the real and worth a spin (or ten). As somebody that used to spend hours playing classic video games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, I appreciate the samples incorporated throughout the album. Sh*t, I even appreciate Ray’s realness in claiming his weirdness. Because you don’t know how many people have called me weird in this lifetime. But that’s a story for another day. In the meantime, catch the stream above. And Ray, keep going. 🙏🏽
Standout tracks: the whole damn thing
P.S. Catch Ray Kincaid on W.Coast.K’s compilation mixtape, ‘East. West. Connect‘