The Influence

by Kane

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‘A nothing
we were, are, shall
remain, flowering:
the nothing-, the
no one’s rose.’*

First word.
Amateurism to infamy; life to death; dreamz to Locust: all interconnected.
The ouroboros – the snake is always choking on its fucking tail.

Eggs cook on the sidewalk, but we can’t eat off the streets.

The Influence shows us where creative idealism rams its couraged head against every wall of its concrete cell. Pummeling you with the bricks of adolescent egoism until you know, but stopping to show you where vulnerability’s winding cracks have made their home. An alchemist of wares and woes, Kane spins fantasies with black-milk fangs, taking your cash and your date because they were never really yours. Under the hot noon sun, he sheds each meticulously styled layer, revealing the choices made.

You’re blindfolded in the backseat of a car. The leather is soft and the air is warm. Every turn takes you further from what you know. The voices are beautiful. When you’re finally kicked from the car, your knees buckle under the stress of your own weight. The mid-day sun burns your eyes as they adjust. Everything’s the same except for the memory of the smell of smoke.

- Grant Gosizk, Ph.D. cand.

*Celan, Paul, ‘Psalm’, Poems of Paul Celan, trans. by Michael Hamburger (London: Anvil Press Poetry, 1995), 179.



released July 8, 2016

Bars and punchlines provided by KaneTheRapper, courtesy of his own damn self.

Instrumentals by (c.)

Recorded by John Butcher in his bedroom.

Mixed by Tony Schueller at Anton Music Productions.

Mastered by Justin Perkins at The Mystery Room.

Album artwork by Janice Vogt.

Artwork photograph by WillTheGlide.



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KaneTheRapper, 17 years young.

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