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Kyle Rapps – RE-Edutainment


30 March 2011 No Comment

For Princeton, New Jersey native Kyle Rapps, recording a song with one his top influences and heroes in h-hop, The Teacher himself, Blast Master KRS-One was easily a full circle move for him.  “I used to study his song structures, rhyme patterns and live shows,” remembers Kyle.  After featuring KRS-One on the buzz worthy “RENT” single and video, under the name Black Skeptik, Kyle began to gain the attention of press, TV and radio nationwide.  Kyle describes his own music as witty and youthful yet insightful and catchy.  “Hip Hop is about stories and connecting the dots, some of the stories can be meaningful and still be fun and appealing.  I rarely ever write a song that I can’t relate to in some way, shape, or form.  My music will always reflect who I am.”

By age 20, Kyle started winning poetry slams in NYC based on his conceptual and conscious subject matter combined with a raw delivery style.  While attending Rutgers University in New Jersey, Kyle formed the acclaimed underground hip-hop group, Thought Breakers, under the pseudonym Skeptik.  By the time he graduated with a B.A. in Spanish, Thought Breakers were local legends, having opened up for Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, Talib Kweli and Dead Prez, independently selling over 10,000 copies of their album, Episode One.  It was during this very same time that Kyle was developing his idea to form his poetry collective, The Mayhem Poets, whose mind boggling performances are described as The Simpsons meet Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G concert.

After his poetry career took off, with The Mayhem Poets playing children’s theatres and schools around the country and landing feature spots on The Today Show and Eyewitness News, Kyle has returned to his roots with concept driven hip hop music. Under the name Black Skeptik, he followed the “Rent” single (featuring rap legend KRS-One), with “Frankenstein Saves Hip Hop” (featuring production by Blockhead and a video with Crazy Legs of The Rock Steady Crew).  Solidifying a more positive out look on things, he changed his name to Kyle Rapps and release a third single, “Love, Love” (Featuring KRS-One and Homeboy Sandman), which reached #1 on the college radio hip hop chart.

RE-Edutainment Track Listing:
4.Hard Knock Children
8.Rent Rmx

Eager to show people the benefits of combining hip-hop with education, Kyle is gearing up to release his debut EP, RE-Edutainment.  This “revisit” of the Boogie Down Productions classic album is produced by Kev Brown and features songs with KRS-One, Joell Ortiz and U-N-I. Kyle is also finishing up his debut album, which was recorded in Los Angeles, New York and a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana. Armed with his recent accomplishments and his plans for the near future, Kyle Rapps is on his way to becoming a household name amongst hip-hop fans worldwide.

Free Downloads:

“Me” (Prod. by Kev Brown):

“Rent Remix” Feat. KRS-One:

“Lazy Dayze” Feat. Silent Knight

“Hard Knock Children” Feat. Joell Ortiz


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