Video: Kenzo Balla – “Kan’t Lack” (Prod. by FaZe Kaysan)
The Buzzing Bronx Native Unleashes on the Opposition Over a Jersey Club Beat Ahead of Upcoming Year Of The Balla EP, Arriving 4/7
“…few songs feel as dutifully assembled as ‘Krash Out.’ As the sample gradually uncoils, Kenzo slashes right through the center. A weird phenomenon seems to happen, the rap equivalent of bullet time, where the listener gets an enhanced perception of the rapper’s speed relative to the world around him.” – NPR
“Kenzo Balla is yet another emerging voice out of New York City’s drill scene right now.” – Billboard
“Kenzo’s energy is magnetic” – COMPLEX
“Kenzo Balla’s commanding voice makes the new [“Let Me Know”] single an immediate standout.” – Audiomack
“Kenzo Balla is stepping into the game with sky high ambitions and a pen to match.” – IMPRINT
Bringing his incomparable energy to every instrumental, Kenzo Balla is quickly rising the ranks in the Five Boroughs and beyond. Returning to remind his opps that it’s his time to shine, Kenzo shares his explosive new single, “Kan’t Lack”. Bursting onto a face-paced, Jersey Club-inspired instrumental, produced by FaZe Kaysan and previewed on his TikTok, the track finds Kenzo unloading his signature stick talk on his adversaries, making it clear that they can’t compare: “And no, I’m not feeling n****s energy/N****s talking but never did s*** to me.”
“Kant Lack” is a brand new single that will appear on The Year Of The Balla, Kenzo’s upcoming EP, along with singles “What’s The Move,” “Opp Huntin’,” and the tough-talking recent banger “Unfinished Business” featuring TG Crippy and Rayy Balla. Featuring an additional guest appearance from Set Da Trend, Year Of The Balla hits stores on April 7th via 10K Projects.
A rising name in one of the nation’s busiest rap scenes, Kenzo Balla made his mark on the scene with his relentless rhymes and high-energy vocals. Known for collaborating with fellow Bronx heavyweights like his brother TG Crippy, Kenzo kicked off his career with a frenzy of fiery videos, including local hits like “5th To Sev” ft. TG Crippy & Pdot Sav (2.2 million video views), “OOTAZ,” and the “Love Nwantiti”-remixing “Let Me Know” (2.1 million views). This summer, the former AAU baller tore up the streets with “Dead Gzz,” a vicious, uptempo missive that racked up over 1.7 million video views since its release in June 2022. Kenzo closed out 2022 in typically aggressive fashion with Mr. Ready to Blitz (Deluxe), home to the NPR-approved “Krash Out.”
Preparing to elevate his game to even greater heights with his upcoming EP, stay tuned for much more from Kenzo Balla.
The Year Of The Balla tracklist:
1. Opp Huntin’
2. Emotional Damage
3. Kan’t Lack
4. My Type Of Time
5. Who Spinnin
6. Unfinished Business feat. TG Crippy & Rayy Balla
7. Brand New feat. Set Da Trend
8. What’s The Move
9. Wonderful [OTR FREESTYLE] feat. Rayy Balla
10. Feel The Rage [Bonus Track] 11. Losing Control Pt. 2 [Bonus Track]
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Kenzo Balla evokes both the ecstasy and the peril of New York street rap. The Bronx artist serves up chilly bars over hammering drill beats for stylish, yet raw anthems that are drawing the attention of the world by the day. Teaming with frequent collaborators TG Crippy (his brother) and Jay Da Chaser, he blends those elements on tracks like “OOTAZ,” which drips with adrenaline and confrontation. While the track and others like it evoke unsettling force, they’ve also become the soundtrack of functions across the East Coast, and Kenzo wouldn’t have it any other way. Growing up in the BX, everyone knew each other and attended the same parties, but as he became a teenager, the drama escalated. Kenzo realized he’d have to change his lifestyle to survive. He’d spent much of his early years freestyling with friends, so he decided to record his first songs in 2018. After catching attention with melodic tracks like “Backends,” each new release earned more streams than the last. In September 2021, he unloaded “5th to the Sev,” an anthem for his neighborhood that garnered 1 million YouTube views. By 2022, he’d signed a deal with 10K Projects, alongside Crippy. With a growing fan base and an evolving sound in the works for a new project, Kenzo recognizes the potential of the moment he’s having now. On a grander level, he wants to rep the neighborhood that raised him. “I’m making music for me, my brother, my block, for the Bronx, and the whole city,” he says. “The Bronx is just me”.
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“Kan’t Lack”: https://kenzoballa.lnk.to/kantlack
“Unfinished Business” ft. TG Crippy & Rayy Balla: https://kenzoballa.lnk.to/UnfinishedBusiness / https://youtu.be/Cxmf14zLICE
“Opp Huntin'”: https://kenzoballa.lnk.to/opphuntin / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiFVRFKs-v8
“What’s The Move”: https://kenzoballa.lnk.
Wonderful [OTR Freestyle]” ft. Rayy Balla: https://kenzoballa.lnk.to/wonderful
Mr. Ready To Blitz (Deluxe): https://kenzoballa.lnk.to/readytoblitz-deluxe
“PSA” ft. Kyle Richh: https://youtu.be/fwyVMdYmDyw
“No Sympathy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ9fJithyKg
Mr. Ready To Blitz: https://kenzoballa.lnk.to/mrreadytoblitz
“SMMBF” ft. Nas EBK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YejXmE6gni0
“Krash Out”: https://kenzoballa.lnk.to/krashout / https://youtu.be/ZiVuC9pnQJk
“Don’t Panic” ft. Cito Blick & Pdot Sav: https://kenzoballa.lnk.to/dontpanic / https://youtu.be/eAKju7ALGPk
“Dead Gzz”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-i6u70lSpY
“Let Me Know”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn0jGNT_QV8
“5th To Sav”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY2tBWgA81U