Will Hagle still kicks it with Quddus
Kevin Abstract is a digital native. He presents himself as a child of the web, from his website to his location description on Twitter, which reads, simply, “internet.”
That location description seems accurate especially for Kevin Abstract but also for anyone listening and talking about music in 2014. If you’re reading this site you already know the web is a self-contained hub for music consumption, discussion and sharing. MTV1987 would be an ironic album title if Kevin Abstract didn’t want to be Michael Jackson.
Kevin Abstract is also upfront about his devotion to more contemporary artists like Kanye, Kid Cudi, and even Frank Ocean. Elements of all three can be detected throughout MTV1987, with the sprawling 808s and Heartbreaks synth beats combining with Ocean R&B vocals and Cudi depression raps. “Snakes” is the most standard rap song, and even it lasts nearly seven minutes long and a lot of yelping.