Yesterday marked the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Memphis' Lorraine Motel, an upscale destination that accommodated exclusively black clientele, including MLK, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Otis Redding. Houston rapper pays homage to these legends and others with his new 14-track project Lorraine Motel.
“The Lorraine Motel project is directed at what's going on in today's society within the black community as a whole," Killa Kyleon said in a statement. “It’s not a one-sided commentary, it deals with the treatment people of color have been receiving from law enforcement and how we are programmed and influenced by social media, television and the culture of hip hop to treat each other as well. As a race and culture, we need to stand together, but also take accountability for our actions."
Lorraine Motel is available on SoundCloud and all digital platforms. Buy it on iTunes.