After staying under the radar for quite some time, Prairie View A&M University alumni Kirko Bangz is back with an extended play release called Playa Made.
The Houston rapper seems to be going back to what transformed him into one of hip-hop’s most talked about newbies given the fact that Play Made “is steeped in the AutoTuned crooning that much of his discography is defined by,” writes Justin Ivey at XXL Mag.
Kirko Bangz’s latest project features just one guest appearance, singer-songwriter Jacquees comes thru on the track “145” on Playa Made, and the EP really sets the mood for the ladies as soon as you press play:
Kirko Bangz follows up his 2015 EP Fallin’ Up with another extended play release called Playa Made. It’s been awhile since the Houston rapper dropped a full length project and there has been no update on his Better Than Me album. It appears Kirko is intent with satisfying his fan base through shorter works like this one.
The Playa Made EP is light on guest appearances with X.O. and singer Jacquees as the only featured artists on the project. Kirko Bangz enlists the talents of Trakksounds, Chinky P, Albie, Sledgren, Gluck, B-Don and the aforementioned X.O. for production on the EP.
Playa Made is also a turn back to the radio-friendly style of Kirko Bangz’s work. When he released the “30 for 30″ freestyle last November, it sounded like the Texan was trying to break out of that mold.
While still enrolled at PVAMU, Kirko Bangz received early success with his first single ‘What Yo Name Iz?’ in 2011, following by his massive hit “Drank in My Cup,” his highest charting song to date peaking at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Head over to XXL Mag to read more.