Kinrose / Green Line

Although I’m originally from Central Virginia, I spent a good amount of time in the D.M.V. when I first got my start in music a few years back. The D.M.V. (D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) always holds a special place in my heart, so when I get the opportunity to cover an artist from the area I always get excited. In reality, I am lucky because the area is the home of so many special talents and is truthfully oozing with potential and undiscovered gems. Today, I will be covering someone who embodies exactly that. Maryland-raised melodic rapper and singer Kinrose captured the attention of audiences nationwide with the release of his debut EP ,“Chopped”, which garnered editorial support from Spotify’s “Fresh Finds: Hip-Hop”, as well as laud from tastemakers like Daily Chiefers, These Days Magazine, and others. Kinrose is on the rise and that seems to be as clear as day, so look for the versatile PG County polymath to continue his run of colorful hip-hop with his verdant upcoming EP, “Easygrowing”. 

Tapping into his routine of riding the metro train in Washington D.C., Kinrose’s new single, “Green Line”, tells a story of the inner dialogue that he had within himself in transit while writing this record. Talking about the record a bit, Kinrose had this to say, “the hook is a recalling of a time period where I was traveling from one end of the green line to the other to see someone I love.” A ride that I once found myself all too familiar with, I can attest that on that ride you spend a lot of time with yourself and inner thoughts. The hummable, lovingly melodic track highlights the specialities of the DMV-raised lyricist, with a hook that emanates a confident and relaxed energy that Kinrose brings to every track. Juxtaposing against the hook in some clever verse work that projects some slick and slithery lyricism that can’t help but be remembered. For me, this song is the perfect kick back record for a lazy Sunday when all you want to do is take a break and enjoy your day. With a slow-jam, almost low-fi beat, combined with the soothing vocals and expert storytelling of Kinrose, there is a lot that stands out about this record!

That said, if you’re still new to the world of Kinrose, make your way down to the Spotify streaming link below and also check out the official animated music video for “Green Line”:


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