Mount Vernon, NY natives Nor and IQ became KIN4LIFE in 2000 and since that time they have been at the forefront of female MCs and businesswomen in music. KIN4LIFE released two other studio albums previously—“I Love KIN4LIFE” (2009) and “Money Brings Trouble” (2013). Discussing the inspiration behind the new album “Firewerk”, IQ explains “This album is about love and life.  I invite you to experience the love that has shaped my life and challenge you to recognize that the way I love is no different from the way you love.” Nor notes how “Firewerk” differs from the other projects they’ve released. “This is the first album of our career where we worked with other producers. This record is a culmination of everything we've done musically up to this point.”

On April 7th, hip hop super duo KIN4LIFE released their new album “Firewerk” on independent record label Artists First Records (Ropeadope). A brilliantly woven mix of hip hop and R&B offerings, the project features production from Los Angeles based producer Parker Lewiz, Atlanta production house Marsie Music, legendary New York producer DJ Mary Mac and in-house crew The KIN Factory. Other collaborators include musician prodigy Tosh the Drummer, NBC’s “The Voice” season four contestant Karina Iglesias and New Orleans rapper Look Alive.

“We are proud to share the immense talent and versatility of KIN4LIFE as they represent the very best of the female rap game and beyond Hip Hop, the strong legacy of female game-changers in the music industry” says Melody Forrester, Artists First Records owner. “They do it all, performing, writing, producing, engineering, directing and shooting visual content—they are the full package.”


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