The homie Kendall Elijah’s Eli Dynamite EP has arrived. I’ve already expressed my love for lead single “The Wild,” and the rest of the all too brief release builds on the promise of the song that introduced me to Kendall’s style. The production (handled entirely by Kendall himself) is cohesive, upbeat, and typically inventive–dusty breaks under video-gamey melodies and smoky jazz. The rapping is fantastic. Kendall’s got a knack for unique images and wordplay that makes his molasses-slick flow exciting, occasionally unpredictable, and consistently enjoyable.
Check out “God’s Machine Gun” below, download the EP here, and look out for an upcoming conversation I had with Kendall.
“God’s Machine Gun”