Kil Ripkin
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Kil Ripkin

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
Solo Hip Hop Hip Hop





Underground stalwart Kil Ripkin takes us deep into a whole new level of thought on his latest single titled “Chaos Effect”. The mid tempo, boom bap cut is a potent sociological dose of a reality check. He dwells on several topics such as urban decay, the imbalance in the justice system, the unconscious programming many of us receive from controlled media and much more. This is the first leak from the forthcoming full-length album M.O.R. (Medulla Oblongata Rap) to be released on February 9th via Torae’s (Barrel Brothers, Revolt TV, SiriusXM) Internal Affairs Records (in association with Soulspazm).

Pre-order M.O.R. (Medulla Oblongata Rap) CD/Digital album: HERE

Speaking on the album Kil said “I’ve been an emcee my whole life and I’ve been a teacher my entire career. A few years ago I was listening to this lecture about the Medulla Oblongata, which is part of the brain that is known as the ‘mouth of God.’ All ideas and thoughts are said to originate from there. I’m also a Grand Sheik within the Moorish Science Temple Of America which is my faith and my science. The combination of the teachings from the lecture and the temple really inspired me to balance knowledge and entertainment.”

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The Medulla Oblongata is the part of the brain that deals with breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate – the things that keep us going. The medulla is essential in functions that most of us rarely think of. Coney Island emcee Kil Ripkin wants to make us aware of more than what is on the surface with his new album titled, “M.O.R. (Medulla Oblongata Rap).”

The 17 track album comes courtesy of fellow Coney Island emcee Torae’s Internal Affairs Records and Soulspazm. Production on M.O.R. is handled by The Mighty DJ DR, Jah Freedom, E Bey, and Krutty Ranks.

Kil Ripkin spoke to The Real Hip-Hop about his relationship with Torae, how he got involved with the Moorish Science Temple of America, and his new album, M.O.R. (Medulla Oblongata Rap).

TRHH: Why’d you name the album ‘Medulla Oblongata Rap’?

Kil Ripkin: In my study of the sciences one of my teachers always said the mouth of God is the medulla oblongata. All of your thoughts and your intentions come from the medulla first and then it manifests. I figure what better way to title the album then for it to come through the medulla. That’s why if you look at the logo I have the speaker on there because everything is coming from there. That was the reasoning for the title of the album and I used the acronym “M.O.R.” playing on my Moorish American lifestyle, which pretty much every song reflects.

TRHH: How did you get involved in the Moorish Science Temple and how does your faith influence your music?

Kil Ripkin: I’ve been into the study of the science, metaphysical, spiritual culture and things like that for over twenty years now. I had a teacher who passed a few years back, sister Myra El, she was a Moor. I started off learning stuff like the zodiac and metaphysics. My first introduction came through that, aside from things that I might have read prior to that. I’m also really good friends with Don Newkirk. He’s like a big brother and a mentor to me. His bigger brother dealt into the science and he was also a big influence. It’s just something that’s been a part of my life for the last twenty-something years. How I implement it into my music, I mean that’s my lifestyle. Ever since I really started rhyming I always try to rhyme about things that I do, I relate to, or are immediately around me. What better way to express that on this Medulla Oblongata album than from my present lifestyle. I try to mix the music in with my personal life and create Hip-Hop I feel like people relate better that way.
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Posted on April 3, 2020 by Indigo Phoenyx
Kil Ripkin & Jah Freedom are bringing a healing experience with “Self Medicate” single. We need this more than ever in these trying times. We can all use love, light, and hood music. The duo deliver a rich sound and raw bars in this dope single. This is just the dose of hip hop the world needs right now. “Self Medicate” is the first single from Kil Ripkin and Jah Freedom’s upcoming album which features Skyzoo, Torae , Queen Ayoka and The One. Do hero your ears to the pavement. In the meantime, soak up this positive energy from “Self Medicate”. Stay positive, hopeful, and safe. - Weekly Rap Gods


The Quickening 1 (Mix Tape) - Released Nov 2, 2010

 Medicine for Mommy (EP) - Released May 8, 2011

 The Question (single) - Released Dec 8, 2011

 The Question remains (Guru tribute mix) - Released Sept 20, 2012

 The Quickening 2 Acceleration (Album) - Released Feb 27, 2013

 M.O.R. Medulla Oblongata Rap (Album) - Released Feb 9, 2018

 Black Out (single) - Released May 8, 2018

 VooDoo (Single) - Released Apr 10, 2019

 The Force (Single) - Released May 27, 2019

Self Medicate (Single) - Released Apr 3, 2020



Kil Ripkin – (The Godian)

Hip Hop is a culture that was created by and for the people, and when it comes to exhibiting that love and passion for the culture and art, nobody displays it like Kil Ripkin aka The Godian. 

Rapper Kil Ripkin sharpened his skills in his early teens with a smooth clear and consciously precise flow.  With his passion clearly music Kil Ripkin began his mission to leave an undeniable mark in hip hop. The New York City MC began to take his passion for hip hop serious in the early 90’s but as a producer where he produced for several underground rappers throughout the five boroughs.  Kil’s big opportunity came recording under the name Killa Storm while producing music with crew members the group Strickly Difficult on Spike Lee’s 1996 Get On The BusKil Ripkin (still Storm at the time) then went on to release a single in 1998 as a member of the underground super group the F.E.D.S (For Ever Deadly Souljahs) with partner Rebel X, releasing the street single on Step In Deep Productions, titled “Drama” featuring Rasheeda. 

Brooklyn born Kil Ripkin, was raised in Coney Island inspired to rap by Hip Hop giants like; Rakim, Slick Rick, The Native Tongues, CL Smooth and KRS-ONE, Kil Ripkin had the privilege to work with a Hip Hop Pioneer Kurtis Blow collaborating on music that was unreleased.  Admittedly so Kil’s biggest influences to date has been Brooklynite the Notorius B.I.G.  After meeting a group of rappers out of Long Island called Horror City, It’s through them where he met and started really honing his skills under the tutelage of songwriter, producer, artist and engineer Don Newkirk (Smoking Headz Production).  With his own 2950 Music in conjunction with Attic Entertainment, Kil began to focus back on his solo career as a rapper releasing his first solo project entitled Black Power Black Love in 2001 with production from Kil Ripkin, Don Newkirk, Prince Paul and Belly White.  In that same year Kil released a single Respect my Gangster, featuring Truck Turner produced by Cro Hill on JCOR’s Yosumi Entertainment’s Game Over 2. 

Known as a mentor himself to a lot of aspiring up and coming rappers like Belly White and Lagato Shine of the Roosevelt, Long Island group I.G.T., where Kil Ripkin produced on there 2001 Loud Records release Alpha & Omega, and most notably Coney Island’s own Torae where Kil Ripkin went on handled most of the production on Torae’s first demo Coney Islands’ FinestKil Ripkin and Torae continued to grow there relationship and with the help of manager Miguel “Squirrel” Munoz Attic Entertainment, in 2005 they link with DJ/Producer Vega Bennenton and his partner producer Wally Suede and together they formed the Hip Hop underground super group “The Coalescence”.  They released the underground hit single “Promises” and the group was nominated for two underground music awards including song of the year.  After the split of the Coalescence, Kil now living in North Carolina took some time away the game before linking up with North Carolina Artist Supastition, Big Treal (Jo Grizzly) and Charles HerronKil Ripkin’s fire to make music was once again present and the work on his next Solo Album would be in the works.  As a warm up to his second solo Project In 2008 Kil was featured on Supastitions song Thankful (Prod. By Illmind), FTP MOVEMENT’S Food, Clothes, & Shelter, The Street Album (Prod. By Raticus) entitled Inner Conflict.  In 2011 Kil Ripkin released the Quickening 1 on 2950 Music with production from Kil Ripkin, Eric G, Khrysis, Tony Roach, Charles Herron, Krutty Ranks and RaticusKil Ripkin’s next project came quickly with the release paying homage the all the woman in the world entitled Medicine for Mommy, and then In 2013 released on his 2950 Music the Quickening 2, Produced by Charles Herron, Krutty Ranks, and Jah FreedomKil Ripkin’s Next solo release would be 2018 entitled M.O.R. Medulla Oblongata Rap on Torae’s Internal Affairs Ent. And SoulspazmKil Ripkin plans his next release in Feburary of 2020 along with long time collaborator, producer Jah Freedom entitled Self Medicate, Vol. 1.



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