November 30, 2018 – Hollywood – Continuing a prolific, poetic, and powerful run, Katori Walker unleashes a new single entitled “Hometown” today. “Hometown” will be on his debut album set for 2019 release.
Get it HERE via Capitol Music Group.
Backed by a throwback West Coast bassline and ominous production, the Pasadena, CA hip-hop maverick spits catchy and confessional bars with impenetrable intensity. Highlighted by his tight flow and soulful choruses, the track kickstarts the dawn of a new chapter for California hip-hop, unfolding as two minutes and forty seconds of raw and real emotion.
“Hometown” follows up his recent 1 Minute of Your Time EP. Comprised of five “Acts,” none of which exceed a minute, it illuminated his ability to pack a powerful punch into a succinct statement. He just brought this statement to life by unveiling five one-minute videos on Instagram to carry out the narrative.
This music sets the stage for Walker to ignite 2019. He’s making his hometown proud…
Rap music can affect more than the culture; it has the power to change the world. Just ask Katori Walker. He picked up a mic with a purpose in 2017. Clocking in at barely 10 minutes, his independent five-song Ignorance EP offered a powerful portrait of gang-related gun violence following the murder of his brother Ormoni. The video “Ormoni”generated 4.2 million views as it surpassed 1 million Spotify streams in addition to being featured in Eminem’s “Untouchable” lyric video. It topped Spotify’s Most Necessary Playlist for four weeks in a row. Watch him make a difference in hip-hop and the world.