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Kokayi: Robots & Dinosaurs

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Summary

A synaptic overload of afropunk/hip-hop/funk/rock/psychodiscobilly. Whichever box you seek to put him in, he explodes out of.

Kokayi (Carl Walker) is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, emcee, producer and educator. Pronounced "Ko-Kah-Yee" (or KOKE for short), this Washington D.C. native takes his name from the Swahili word meaning "to summon the people". Musically self-sufficient and versatile in ways that are reserved for upper-echelon talents, he produces his own music, writes his own rhymes, sings from the gut, and is self-taught on several instruments.

On his own, he's already independently released his debut album Mass Instructions (2007), toured the world and snagged the aforementioned 2009 Grammy-nod for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for his work as a vocalist and co-producer on "Lovin' You (Music)" by Ethiopian singer Wayna. He also produced Wayna's "Moonlight Rendezvous" which spent 7 consecutive weeks on Billboard's Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Singles & 100 Hot Singles Sales charts, peaking at #3 and #12 respectively.

As an educator, Kokayi has performed and lectured in over 35 countries and partnered with the US State Department as a cultural envoy through their Rhythm Roads program; which utilizes hip hop culture, education and music to foster cultural exchange. Once a BMG/France and Label Bleu signee, as part of the critically acclaimed band Opus Akoben, Kokayi has created and nurtured his own sound, developed his own brand and continues to be both a student and a teacher of his diverse forms of expression.

What's equally impressive, is his prolific output. Kokayi keeps busy on multiple fronts with several side-projects - as one half of the electro-hop duo, Dastardly (with DJ/Producer Sharkey), and his long-time Afropunk outfit, TheCaesarz - each of which has self-released albums to much critical acclaim. He's produced the MTV Jams staple, "Jet Setter" for fellow D.C. artist Tabi Bonney and created the theme to BET's How I'm Living, as well as music for various commercials on MTV/Nickelodeon. He's also collaborated with this year's Miss D.C. pageantwinner and Goodwill of Greater Washington to write and produce "Dream Without Boundaries"; the proceeds of which go directly to Goodwill.

In 2009, Kokayi signed to NYC's independent hip-hop beacon, QN5 Music as an in-house artist and producer. His forthcoming album, Robots & Dinosaurs is set for release in 2010 under the watchful eye of Executive Producer Tonedeff. "Believe It", a song featured on the album, was already licensed for the short film, A l'arraché directed by Paul Manate, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and broadcast throughout France on Canal+. With this album, Kokayi has managed to create a work that highlights the spaces between the extremes of modern pop, rock & hip hop and subsequently delete them.

With his high level of productivity, quality music, electric live performances - Kokayi goes a long way to prove his self-proclaimed mantra of "Less Talk, More Walk".

Track Listing

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Disc 1:
 
 
1. The Onceler's Theme
Producers: Kokayi
 
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2. Shpring (What You Want)
Producers: Kokayi
 
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3. RoxTar
Producers: Kokayi
 
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4. Believe It
Producers: Kokayi
 
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5. Wynter Of My Discontent
Producers: Kokayi
 
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6. Nicotine
Producers: Kokayi
 
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7. Only
Producers: Kokayi
 
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8. Autumn Rules
Producers: Oddisee
 
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9. Hiya
featuring Alison Carney
Producers: Kokayi
 
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10. Drive
Producers: Kokayi
 
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11. Ninety 5
featuring Substantial; Tonedeff
Producers: Kokayi
 
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12. Over There
Producers: Kokayi
 
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13. Chanticleer
Producers: Kokayi
 
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14. RoxTar (Thrash Remix)
Producers: Tonedeff
 
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Disc 2: INSTRUMENTALS
 
 
1. Shpring (What You Want)
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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2. RoxTar
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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3. Believe It
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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4. Wynter Of My Discontent
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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5. Nicotine
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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6. Only
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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7. Autumn Rules
Producers: Oddisee
instrumental 
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8. Hiya
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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9. Drive
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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10. Ninety 5
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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11. Over There
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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12. Chanticleer
Producers: Kokayi
instrumental 
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13. RoxTar (Thrash Remix)
Producers: Tonedeff
instrumental 
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Total Comments: 6
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/12/2011 12:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.231.183)
Location: Moscow, Russia
Comment: Album's great! It's shame that beatiful record like this is slept-on. Nice lyrics directly from heart of Kokayi, nice production, harmony between songs etc. Oh, and Tonedeff's verse on 'Ninety Five' is just insane
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/30/2011 11:56:00 PM; Partial IP: .76.76.131)
Location: Canada
Comment: Definitely a top album of 2010. Still replaying this many months later. Just an all around talented artist
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/19/2010 6:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 164.164.45)
Location: Tampa
Comment: One of the best hip-hop albums of 2010! Great range of sounds with elements of R&B, Rock, Techno and Electro.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/9/2010 10:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.163.136)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Comment: Stands out amongst the clutter of mediocre bullshit being released by a ton of indie labels. Quality MUSIC.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/2/2010 2:38:00 PM; Partial IP: .90.65.222)
Location: MT
Comment: Such a great album. Dude can sing, rap and produce like, so talented and this is his best album yet. Highly suggest it
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/1/2010 6:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 3.64.1.252)
Location: NY
Comment: Great album with great writing, voice, and production by Kokayi, new member of QN5 Music. Really diverse and creative album, definitely one of the best this year. Fav tracks: Roxtar, Only, Nicotine.
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