Video: Rot Ken – “Walk Em Down”
The Internet Money/BoyMeetSpace Riser Asks Listeners to Walk a Mile in His Shoes on New Single
“With each release…it’s evident that Ken’s artistry has gotten more divine with time.” – XXL
“His most recent offering “007” is definitely going to have you bobbing your head and realizing why he’s beginning to gain some much-deserved traction with his music.” – Lyrical Lemonade
“Touting hard-hitting 808s and iridescent ad-libs, Ken’s passionate vocals are the star of the show, coming through with waves of self-reflective depth and power to overcome the adversity he faces.” – Our Generation Music
Separating himself from the pack with his chilling lyricism and emotive tenor, Rot Ken has a natural gift for expression. Returning to expose the parasitic relationships and fake friends plaguing his peace since his return from prison last summer, Rot Ken shares “Walk Em Down,” his brand new video single. Produced by Chrismade, Ike, Prodkutoff, Spaceman, and Taz Taylor, “Walk Em Down” mixes the chilling airiness of Ken’s echoing vocals with sharp, biting piano riffs before whipping it into a trap frenzy with hurried percussion. With a masterful control of his ever-evolving melody, Ken launches onto the beat like he can hardly contain himself, as he vents: “I’m on a journey right now, might just go off the map/I said my shooter walk ‘em down, he walk ‘em down with a smile/I’ve been going through some pain and it’s been hurting for a while/Never ask if Kenny is okay but they want me to help ‘em out.”
Arriving with a music video directed by Rich Porter, “Walk Em Down” arrives as Ken’s third new single of 2023, following March’s “Bleed About It” and April’s “Miracle” ft. Young Nudy. The three-pack of spring singles continue the momentum Ken kicked off with his December project, Yahweh Child. On Yahweh Child, the young rapper rains down triplet flows and searing hooks like manna from heaven over a complement of state-of-the-art Internet Money and BoyMeetSpace instrumentals. Home to fiery singles like “Mask On“ (1.3 million Spotify streams) and “No Mind” (1.5 million Spotify streams), Yahweh Child is available everywhere via BoyMeetSpace / Internet Money / 10K Projects.
Rot Ken made a name for himself in 2022 as one of the Georgia trap scene’s hottest up-and-comers. Yahweh Child is the follow-up to May’s Free Me, a 17-track project that showed his range, and demonstrated his singular ability to cut through immersive production with effervescent flows. The Augusta native’s project featured underground hits like “Baby Choppa“ (1.8 million Spotify streams), “Heartbreak Kid“ (1.7 million Spotify streams), and “Beautiful,” a collaboration with SoFaygo that racked up over 4.1 million Spotify streams. With additional appearances from Kalan.FrFr, Hunxho, and 21 Lil Harold, the 17-track Free Me project is available everywhere now.
Focused firmly on the future and with some of the best producers in the game in his corner, there’s no stopping Rot Ken’s rise to the top of the rap game. Stay tuned for much more.
Stream “Walk Em Down”: https://RotKen.lnk.to/WalkEmDown
Watch “Walk Em Down”: https://youtu.be/zQr_RBqX8Sk
Photo Credit: Clifford Edwards “Man Films” @man_films
Rot Ken is a rapper with a rare eye for the little details. Fueled by a childhood watching music videos on his family television, the Georgia rapper has a widescreen, auteurist understanding of rap that’s stuck with him to this day. His recent album Free Me is full of tracks that foreground arresting sensory images and establish Rot Ken as a stylist with few parallels. Growing up in Augusta, music came at a point in Rot Ken’s life when he needed a constructive distraction. Even at his earliest stages as an artist, it was clear that he was able to channel the pain and strife of his environment into songs that are vibrant and original. Though the momentum he was beginning to build seemed stalled, in late 2021, by a stint behind bars, Rot Ken came out of that situation stronger than ever. Now affiliated with the Taz Taylor-helmed Internet Money collective as well as the producer JetsonMade’s Boy Meets Space crew, Rot Ken announced his return with Free Me, a deliriously versatile showcase of his varied interests. From the emotional bloodletting of “Baby Choppa” to the entrancing, syrupy SoFaygo collaboration “Beautiful,” Rot Ken reveals just how adaptive his flows and pen have become. Since coming home, he’s spent nearly every day in the studio, where he aims to craft songs that connect with mass audiences while revealing the specifics of his own story—songs that, it should be obvious to anyone who hears them, are fit for the biggest screens imaginable.
“Miracle” ft. Young Nudy: https://rotken.lnk.to/Miracle
“Bleed About It”: https://rotken.lnk.to/BleedAboutIt
“Yea Yea” ft. Yung Sinn: https://youtu.be/rseVWQneMdY
Yahweh Child: https://rotken.lnk.to/yahwehchild
“Mask On”: https://youtu.be/U0ykoB-8r1w
“Moshpit” ft. Anti Da Menace: https://youtu.be/0c3oK4zP_pg
“No Mind”: https://youtu.be/VCSEv_vnYnE
Free Me: https://rotken.lnk.to/freeme