The Austin 100: Kemba For fans of Anderson .Paak, Madlib and Mos Def.

The Austin 100: Kemba

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Kemba
Robert Adam Mayer/Courtesy of the artist

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Genre: Hip-Hop

Why We're Excited: Kemba's 2016 album Negus offers up a deep and scathingly provocative examination of race relations in America. But the Bronx rapper bares his plaintive side — and his vulnerable, expressive singing voice — in "LoveGoes," which crackles with romantic tension.