Killa Kyleon's "Light It Sip It" allows two younger marshals get in on the action. A$AP Ferg's flow is totally indebted to Texas Screw Music. The curatorial efforts of A$AM Yams made the click see past the imaginary borders created by East/West, North/South divides. Ferg's verse borrows Houston as a gesture of goodwill and thankfulness. His mention of Pimp C, takes into account the influence place Houston rappers occupy in the hip hop timeline. In theory, only a decade has passed since hip hop fans expanded their horizons to include outside influences. Nowadays it is commonplace for rappers to find inspiration through cultural movements not their own.
Killa Kyleon's new album Candy Paint N Texas Plates is very much his habit of taking on tradition. It's easy to see why he remains faithful to a city that continuously returns his praise. He and Trae Tha Truth responded quickly with relief aid after Hurricane Harvey devastated their hometown. It's people like Kila Kyleon who defy appropriation by remaining true to their core values.
I'm gon' keep your legend alive
That's deep purple in my soul and
Candy paint I still be rollin'
Ready to faint cause I'm still on one
From last night, we took that whole one
About a pint, now watch the snow come
Roll one, bet that fill your whole lung
With this uncontrolling, choking, blowing
That I got from Cali coast and straight boss hoggin'