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Kemba – Greed [Song] Prod. Frank Drake

July 19, 2016 by


THIS. FRIDAY. One of the most talented writers out there and one of the more intelligent emcees in the game is ready to drop a new project! After dropping his old moniker of YC the Cynic, Kemba is gearing up for a formal introduction. Negus drops this Friday, July 22nd. The last single is the Frank […]

Kemba – The New Black Theory [Video]

July 19, 2016 by


KEMBA, the unapologetically honest and acclaimed New York lyricist (formerly YC the Cynic), premiered the official video for lead single “The New Black Theory” today (6/30). The video–directed by Sense Hernandez and KEMBA–is a Groundhog’s Day style visual about the influence of the news on our beliefs, and the idea of respectability politics, or as Geraldo Rivera put it, “the […]

Kemba – Already [Song]

June 13, 2016 by


“Already is like the sugar in the medicine. With an infectious beat and catchy hook, the lyrics are as potent as ever. The producer, Frank Drake, did a great job at mixing his own Dilla-influenced style with his more contemporary counterparts.”  Negus album drops July 22nd.

Kemba – The New Black Theory [Song] Prod. Frank Drake

June 1, 2016 by


He’s back! After changing his name and releasing a lot of his left-over YC the Cynic music, Kemba drops “The New Black Theory” produced by Frank Drake. The powerful track is about the term “The New Black,” made popular by Pharrell Williams, infamously saying “The New Black doesn’t blame other races for our issues. The New […]

YC The Cynic – Pretty Bodies ft. Mr. MFN eXquire [Song]

April 30, 2016 by


I was 12 years old when I got the name YC. I grew up with it, made mistakes, and starting making a name as a teenager. The further I got into adulthood, the more I felt suffocated by it. This change will allow me to be the artist I’m becoming, unapologetically. I’ve learned a lot […]

Top 10 To Watch For 2015 [List]

January 15, 2015 by


A new year means we at Da-What have got 10 more names that you watch for.  Spanning across the country, with a diverse set of skills, these are the artists that we think will be popping up more and more frequently on your favorite blogs, the background of your favorite TV shows and whatever else […]

Mick Jenkins & YC The Cynic – Keep It 100 [Song] Prod. Ricky Dubs

September 3, 2014 by


Producer Ricky Dubs (by way of Chicago) brought YC The Cynic (The Bronx) and Mick Jenkins (Chicago) together for this record, Keep It 100. This will be on his Ricky’s Senor Dubs EP, dropping September 3rd.

YC The Cynic – Night Thoughts [Video]

June 11, 2014 by


The newest video from YC the Cynic is catching a lot of attention around the web and for good reason too!

YC The Cynic – The Heaviest Cross 2.0 ft. Homeboy Sandman [Song] Prod. Frank Drake

March 30, 2014 by


This new single is a remix to a record off of the album, “GNK.” Featuring Homeboy Sandman. Produced by Frank Drake. Artwork by Ivan Merlin.

Otis Clapp – #ATB [LP] + Fiona ft. YC The Cynic & Devo D [Video]

February 3, 2014 by


Queens MC, Otis Clapp, releases his sophomore LP, #ATB. The LP portrays a musical journey through the mind of an artist who “like any other man who has loved, lost, battled, struggled and won, with the help of influential (good & bad) women in his life,” states Otis. Each song is hashtagged with a name of a […]