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Ken Car$on A Great Chaos

Ken Car$on A Great Chaos

Kenyatta L Frazier Jr, best known as Ken Carson was born on April 11, 2000, in Atlanta, Georgia. Ken is a rising American recording artist and producer. He has quickly made a name for himself in the contemporary “underground” rap scene. Early in his career, Ken adopted the stage name Ken Car$on, inspired by the Barbie doll’s iconic boyfriend, Ken, with the aspiration to “live like him.” In 2020, Ken released his first two EPs, Boy Barbie, ‘ and Tenn X, His breakthrough track, “Yale,” in “Teen X” garnered widespread attention. The turning point in Ken Carson’s career came with the release of his debut album, “Project X,” in July 2021. This album marked a significant success, with songs like “Rock N Roll” and “Change” gaining popularity, particularly through social media platforms. Ken’s musical journey reached new heights with the release of his album, “X,” on July 8, 2022. This album features contributions from fellow labelmates Destroy Lonely and Homixide Gang. The release of “X” was a success for his career that on October 31, 2022, he later released the deluxe version of the album, titled “XTENDED”. Ken Carson’s growing influence in the rap industry was hard to overlook. Carson’s evolution from an emerging underground artist to a prominent figure in the contemporary rap landscape highlighted his dedication, artistic growth, and ability to connect with a broad audience. On October 13th, 2023, Ken released his newest album, “A Great Chaos.” This new album had suffered delays and pushbacks. Initially said to be out for a July 17th release with teased snippets by the artist on his Instagram story. The album’s tracklist features collaborations with notable artists, including Lil Uzi Vert and Destroy Lonely. The lead track, “i need u,” was dropped early 2023 on Valentine’s Day and gained popularity, with over 25,000,000 streams on Spotify. The album is a non-stop display of energy and showcases Ken’s growth since “X,” with deeper vocals evident in “Lost Files.” The album kicks off with “Green Room,” where Ken explores his more melodic side, deviating from his usual sound. “Jennifer’s Body” quickly follows, a highly anticipated song as it had been leaked on May 31, 2023 during a live session. “Fighting My Demons” stands out as the album’s most popular song as it rose to fame in social media platforms such as Tik Tok, containing unbeatable instrumentals and memorable verses. Junior Jason Buendia, who had counted down to the album’s release, was not left disappointed and said “It was a 10/10, favorite album right now. It was highly anticipated, everyone was waiting for it to come out and it ended up being really good with no misses”. “A Great Chaos” exemplifies Ken Carson’s evolving artistry, leaving listeners wanting more and raising his underground fame through the roof. Ken’s artistic career does not end there as it is said for him to hit the stage alongside Destroy Lonely and Homixide Gang on Playboi Carti’s “The Antagonist tour” which is dated to begin in mid November.

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Kelly Flores, Staff Writer
Senior Kelly Flores is in her first year in The A-Blast as staff writer. Some of her favorite things include baking, being in nature, playing soccer, reading, traveling, and listening to music. She is involved in various clubs such as HSU, Key club, Green Atoms and NEHS. She plans to attend college and major in psychology or nursing on the pre-med track. She is really excited and looks forward to a successful new year with The A-Blast as a staff writer!

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