If you’re a fan of Black Thought and the legendary Roots crew, then Oakland by-way-of D.C. native Karega Bailey will whet your appetite for that main course you’ve been waiting on. Bailey is a Chef de cuisine, a sensei of the arts who caught the ear and eyes of the one-and-only Chuck D back in 2012.
Besides being a gifted wordsmith, emcee and poet, Karega is also an educator and has recently been “back to work as not only the Director and Special Education/Performing Arts Coordinator of Roses in Concrete Community School.”
Karega recently delivered a video for “Last Kut” – and the press release best expresses the song best: The song “bursts with classic Hip-Hop flavor and authentic musicality, including live horns. The video shows Bailey and friends kicking it at the barber shop dressed to the 9s as they spit solid gold verses.”
Simply put, “You only funky as your last kut is a reminder the work ethic and desire it took to get you there must be maintained to remain there,” Bailey explains. “And even then, no one remains ‘the one’ forever. Your last kut isn’t only a product of your work ethic and desire, it also includes what type of content you ingest that contributes to your output.”
Purchase “Last Kut,” which is taken from Karega’s, Peace King LP, out on iTunes now!