King Lil G has a story that mimics so many rappers before him: gang involvement, selling drugs, prison time, and struggling not to fall through the cracks. Unlike his peers who became victims of the system, or his hip-hop predecessors who'd rather collect checks to rap about big booties or star in Are We There Yet?, King Lil G has a purpose—to provide a voice and hope to those who have none. 90s Kid speaks of his troubled past with stories from the rough LA streets, but also quietly contemplates the meaning behind the chaos to which he became so accustomed. Lil G has a smooth, spotless flow, and his music and beats are more sophisticated than those of your average up-and-coming emcee. King Lil G falls under the category of underrated rappers, but with his new tasty album, not for long. ROSE FINN
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