Konata Small has been on his grind for the better part of a decade. As a member of acclaimed hip-hop trio Rhema Soul, he toured the world, became a regular presence on the national conference circuit, and released five lauded albums. His music has been featured on MTV, VH1, BET, and Fuse, respectively.
One can attribute Konata’s success not only to his undeniable work ethic, but to his overall sense of purpose and love for his craft. He’s constantly creating, always pushing the limits with his sharp, witty lyricism and ever-infectious flow. Now, after years of making a name for himself as part of a group, Konata is shifting gears and venturing out as a solo artist.
On Est. 1997, his debut solo offering releasing this spring, Konata proves once again that he is a force. Featuring masterful production by Al Cres that spans the gamut of boom bap and trap soul, Konata is at his best and most self-actualized; He knows who he is and where is going. From start to finish, Est. 1997 is an artistic achievement, tracing Konata’s arc from hungry young rapper and singer to seasoned artist with wisdom to impart. It is also a line in the sand, a complete body of work that separates Konata from the pack and is worthy of the replay button.