After announcing his signing to Illy's ONETWO label (a joint venture with Unified Music Group), Citizen Kay hid away in the studio like a crazed word-doctor making sure the LP was exactly as he envisioned. "A lot of time was spent choosing my words, and how I wanted things to be said." says Kay of the writing process "I challenged myself more, as a wordsmith and poet on this album"
'Belly of the Beast' is a personal record, incorporating themes of introspection and reflection, as well as the fine line between ego and confidence. Taking his time with each track, Kay dug deep into his own psyche, with the firm intention of harnessing his strengths and accepting his weaknesses. Significant emphasis was put on perfecting the flow and tracklisting, resulting in a cohesive, authentic record that packs a serious punch.
Rapper, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Citizen Kay migrated from Ghana to Australia at six-years-old, and has made it his life's mission to make music that blends traditional hip-hop with the soothing sounds of soul, jazz, blues and rock.
An undeniably charming and dedicated performer, Citizen Kay has shared stages with some of the best: Ice Cube and Public Enemy, Run The Jewels, Danny Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt, plus locals Tkay Maizda, Seth Sentry and more.
Its a rough and tumble world out there at present, but Citizen Kay's deft rhymes and bombastic attitude are going to actively convince you that, really, we're all going to be OK.