If you know Page Kennedy, you may be familiar with his comedic presence on Vine. Maybe you know him as an actor on shows like Blue Mountain State and Weeds. However, before PK’s was acting or making us laugh on social media, he was a rapper representing his hometown of Detroit.
Back in full emcee mode, PK started 2017 taking on mumble rap with his ode to Hip Hop’s golden age, No Offense. Now the rapper from Motown has officially dropped his LP, Torn Pages.
It’s not hard to hear how deeply influenced Page Kennedy is by the sounds of Detroit. Though I’m not placing him in the ranks with Royce Da 5’9″ or Eminem, their inspiration can certainly be heard in PK’s bars. Royce even makes an appearance in the album alongside other influential talent from the D including Elzhi, Mr. Porter, Kuniva, and Trick Trick. Torn Pages also features appearances from KXNG Crooked, King Los, and Marsha Ambrosius.
Page Kennedy invokes his comedic persona on the song W.C.W., but his ability isn’t limited to making us LOL. PK shows some depth to his ability by flexing his emcee skills on Testing Me; He then breaks down his troubled relationship with his mother on Renee. On the first listen Torn Pages isn’t a classic, but is head-nod worthy with more than a few fire songs worth a listen.
Some of the most nod-worthy tracks include: Haters Be Like, Testing Me, Trouble, Assassins
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