Genghis Khan - ジンギスカン

 
 

Genghis Khan is an emcee and producer hailing from Greensboro, NC. He is the founding member of the 3 man production team known as The Gemini Lounge (Genghis Khan, Unconscious Rascall, and Jon Jackson). In 2008 Khan released his debut LP "The Violence Effect", followed by his critically acclaimed follow-up "The Broken Love LP" in 2012. Known for his gritty, dark, and often unique personal style, Khan's music has been labeled by some as "Industrial Hip Hop". A furious blend of vintage boom bap drums and samples, violently layered with synths and ambient atmospheric noise. Lyrically poetic and controversial, Khan's distinct voice speaks from a place of angst. Genghis Khan will release his highly anticipated 3rd solo album "Her Absence Is My AntiChrist" June 29th 2018 on France's own Atypeek Music Label.

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Sonics can be a trance the way so many want it to be.  Still, the trance seekers medicate to get into that caravan.  These shitty songs don’t do it. But sometimes a talented musician’s expressions of loss yields art that’s filled with the aural surroundings craved. Her Absence Is My Anti-Christ earns the rotation on the gloomiest of nights.


As a producer and beat selector, Khan is joyously cryptic from his own work or the choices of work from G.S. Advance, Plague Plenty or Veto Mega. The basslines shudder, his breaks chop and his melodies menace. They are the highlight of the LP while his verses guide the mood like an escaped death metal singer singing Stax records.  There is the terror droning of “Inversion” with its bassline of a landing unidentified vessel on this tiny planet, the eerie chorus like a vocalization of humanity’s hearts cowering quietly in fear. The plodding sparse drum snap of “Maybe There’s Hope After All” with its gorgeous guitar chording the lonely brooding vocal. The live rumble bass and rolling drum of “Lucifer”  all in a slower than expected tempo letting the violence reap in slower motions. This is a production of subtle expertise and as MC lead, Khan is more an orchestrator of emotions that have mutated into self-aware monsters.


Too many of these white boys be crazy savage. When I say it about my man Genghis Khan, it’s a truth of his illness.  Named after one of the most misunderstood and most powerful of rulers in history, Khan, the MC, has this duality embraced in the contradiction. I wonder among us men of Blackness who knows what it’s like coming from a legacy of slave master pioneers that generation after generation layers fall for the few and they become orators of pain? It’s gonna be a special pain and day to day it’s portraits might look something like Genghis paints in the extended anguish of love lost.


They ride for Hip Hop with rocked funk like “100,000 people,” chanting, “Love is just a labyrinth of chaos wrapped inside a bloody fist.” How love can manifest into countless dangerous emotions to retain it. If Drake is for beta male weaklings, these joints are for alpha wolves that bench press to failure to match the feelings inside. But this love is more than cheap whores, but the hatred for enslavement as on “Takashi Miike.” And the MCing still can achieve the simple glory of odes to originality as on “Human Nature,” a massive highlight. The tough stuff is the furious core of the LP from the battle bars of “Road Rage” to the introspective “Larva.”


HAIMA is a heavy metal LP properly placed in my bin. It’ll make them crazy white kids mosh and us brothers bop. It’s the score to cue when for every trump stump lumping us. It’s a success in the quest to create a trance into the sound of war. Both Khans may have heard these horrored sounds in their head when shit got real.

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Genghis Khan est un MC et producteur originaire de Greensboro, NC. Il est le membre fondateur du collectif de production The Gemini Lounge (Gengis Khan, Unconscious Rascall, Jon Jackson et DJ Northern Light). En 2008, Khan a sorti son premier album « The Violence Effect », suivi de l’album « The Broken Love LP », acclamé par la critique en 2012. Connu pour son style personnel sombre et très personnel, la musique de Khan a été étiquetée par certains comme « Hip-hop Industriel ». Un mélange furieux de percussions et d’échantillons vintage, violemment entrecoupé avec des synthétiseurs et de bruits ambiants. Lyrique, poétique et controversée, la voix distincte de Khan parle d’angoisse et de la partie sombre de l’homme. Genghis Khan sortira son très attendu 3e album « Her Absence Is My AntiChrist » le 29 juin 2018 sur le label Atypeek Music.

 

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