My first taste of German based Ghanian rapper Serious Klein came not too long ago with the release of his single, “91 Flex”. Since then I have been keeping close tabs on the fast rising MC. Taken back immediately by his signature tone, slick flows and high energy deliveries, Serious Klein is without a doubt one of my new favorite up and coming rappers. Now preparing to release his debut album on Majestic Casual on October 19th, Serious Klein is keeping the heat on with his latest single from the project, “Should’ve Known”.
Over a fresh production laid down by Rascal, the beat was originally intended for SZA. The bouncy, minimal, melodic production sets the perfect tone for Serious Klein to do his thing. Not one to hold back and never afraid to let his fans into his life, the lyrics hint at challenges in Serious’ life – the death of his father, familial expectations of success, poverty, justice for people of color and the need for freedom. To kick things up a notch, Serious Klein enlisted LA vocalist Roméo (FARR) to sing the hook, helping to break up the deep rooted lyrics with an uplifting vibe. When everything comes together, the end result is a poignant and hard hitting tune disguised as a playful bop. About the release SK says, “I had this idea of making a song called “Should’ve Known” – I choose titles before I actually make a song, so I was walking around for weeks with that title in my mind. It’s the song that summarizes the whole storyline of the tape.”
With the release of his album on the horizon, “Should’ve Known”, is more than enough to get fans excited about what’s to come.