The Kid Espi is a rapper from the Northwest who, like almost every rapper in the northwest, makes music as a passion while maintaining a day job and personal relationships. Real name Jacob Espinoza, Espi is almost making music competitive on a national market. But with so many fish in the barrel, it is hard to gain national attention without living life on a constant tour.
In between planning week long tours with his vacation time, mowing his lawn and taking his dog Alex on walks, Espi has been working with the top producers in his area on his new EP, Sweatshirt Dinner Party. The EP features production from Sapient, Terminill, Kruse and Flowtope. Names that all ring throughout the Northwest and have collectively produced for everyone from Mr. Fab, Techn9ne, Living Legends, Aesop Rock and Slug of Atmosphere.
The Sweatshirt Dinner Party EP features guest appearances from Pigeon John, Geo of Blue Scholars, Grayskul, Debra Arlyn and members of Espi's crew The Garden.