Denizen Kane has dropped a new album entitled “Brother Mins Journey To The West”. DK is a spoken word artist/MC who’s been in the game for a while now, you can check out some of his clips on Def Poetry Jam on Youtube. This was released last week.
Brother Min’s Journey to the West, Kane’s third solo joint, is told entirely in the voice of Min, the youngest of the four Kane brothers – characters Denizen has developed on record and in print (reportedly a collection of short stories is in the works). The Kanes represent those slain in the struggle, and Min represents the most tragic of the young, gifted, and dead – the suicide. Tree City has ceased to be clown-head slang for Chicago, or a bizarre amalgam of Chi City, Oakland, Seattle, and New York – as it was for the first two Tree City LPs. Here, it is the city within the City, the remnant of decimated tribes, the last survivors, carrying imaginary homelands in their heads. Brother Min is a gripping collection of immigration narratives, rebel chants, and classic odes to crew, crossing the river, and the wild-ass kids on your block.
If you’re interested in copping it, you can do so here. I’ll add it to the long list of albums I’ll need to review. AAM reportedly loves the album, so you all should def check it out too.