“The rap game is really too easy right now,” Orlando-based emcee KaP comments during a rare moment of downtime. “Go on myspace and see how many hip hop pages there are now. Everyone raps- people look at it like it’s that easy. My music is something that’ll make them go back home and be like, ‘I’m taking this too seriously because this cat is better than me.’” Disillusioned and bored with a genre gone stale, the man is Over.Rap.Music, as the title of his latest release indicates.
KaP is the type of artist whose talent and versatility is rivaled only by his intense workethic. Since dropping out of school to pursue music full-time, his sharp-tongued, in-yourface lyricism has reared its head on both solo releases and through the work of his former group Caveman Theory, whose album CMJ Top 10 album The Stone Quartet was deemed a successor to the late ‘90s backpack scene by OhWord.com. KaP has also collaborated with a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the underground scene, including C-Rayz Walz, Mood, and L.E.G.A.C.Y. (Justus League). A gifted freestylist and live performer, KaP has toured the country and performed with Joell Ortiz, Murs, Boot Camp Clik, Jean Grae, and Sean Price, to name a few.
His raw skills on stage have made him the winner of two Lounge Battle performance titles and one two-on-two Battle with his rhyme partner and ex-Caveman comrade Redd Simpkins. With a European-release EP, collaborative EP with Nonsense Records artist Hakim Tafari, and a full-length solo album, I Should Have Kept My Mouth Shut due in 2008, it looks like KaP soon won’t have much to complain about in the current state of affairs in rap music- he will define it.