[MAIKA’I] Koins – Familiar Faces [Album Stream]

Here we have one of the projects I anticipated the most throughout the year. Familiar Faces by KoinsAnd to keep things simple… it exceeded my expectations.

Koins has had a terrific year. He not only took his music to the next level, he set a higher bar for quality music coming out of the 808. Prior to this album release, there were only a few projects that came out this year which got much exposure.

The concept behind this album is quite straightforward; its a journey of Koins’ growth, experiences and lessons learned. All from the eyes of a local boy with aspirations of being a force to be reckoned with in this densely populated hip-hop industry. What connects all of this is the ‘Familiar Faces‘ that accompanied him along the way.

I’ve been a fan of his music for the past year-and-a-half now and I couldn’t be prouder of what he has achieved. I see the growth from Keep Your Koins & being just a member of the Broke Mokes.

Mixed & mastered by Jim Hurdle. Featuring an all-star Hawaii hip-hop brigade.

Now press play…

Familiar Faces: 5/5 Mics

You know I gotta reference my personal favorites:

  1. So Savage (Prod. by VNTVRIUS)
  2. These Lines (feat. Josh F) (Prod. by Milo Wavs)
  3. W.A.I.T. GO (Prod. by Autumn Keys)
  4. Friends (Prod. by Autumn Keys)
  5. L.N.F. (feat. Dae1) (Prod. by B-Dom)

So Savage brings some high energy to the album and the production is incredible. My personal favorite. Hope he puts out a video for this record. These Lines features the great vocals from Josh F and the struggles Koins faces with a woman. Be sure to check the video to this record (down under), it’s outstanding. W.A.I.T. GO is the smooth closing track that brings some positivity & balance. Friends is a new local take on the popular Kanye West song, Real Friends (w/Ty Dolla $ign). Finally, L.N.F., is just another great tranquil track with the assistance of Dae1 (from Broke Mokes).

This is only just the beginning…

[2016]

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