Denver, Colorado female hip-hop artist Kitty Crimes released her long-awaited debut album “Crimes of the Kitty: Volume 2” delivering a nasty introspective-sexual vibe to hip-hop and R&B music. Three years in the making, Denver Post calls it “an eight-track drizzle of hip-hop and pop that’s unlike anything else you’ll hear come out of Denver this year.
With an underlying theme of power, this album provides something for everyone. From Two Tens (track 4, music video here), “in all of its queer, stunting glory, is a sub-shaking banger.” to Two Weeks, (track 8) - personally, I either want to slo-mo dance in a penthouse with strobe lights, or make sweet love. And that’s exactly what she was trying to accomplish. And for those listening really closely, yes, that is Nathaniel Rateliff’s sultry baritone on Magic.
Maria Kohler of Kitty Crimes stands out amongst the crowd as a radical feminist and queer rapper, who alludes to breaking the rules of how feminine is perceived and received. Maria’s journey as a queer rapper and performer in the industry and her ability to relate her music to everyone is the reason why she’s taking her talents national through this album release and upcoming move from Denver to LA. Within the music itself and her live performances, she wants to create a space for others to also dive into what is uncomfortable.
“If you look at the collection as a whole, I’m exploring infatuation, heartbreak, confidence, and progress,” says Maria Kohler of Kitty Crimes. “This album is largely a timeline of who I was and who I’ve become, with a strong underlying theme of power. It’s a reflection of how I’ve stepped into my own sense of personal power, or how I’ve given it away.
Kitty Crimes is most noted for her flagrant performances with explorations into rap and pop expressions. She recently headlined Treefort Music Fest, and is set to release her album at Hi-Dive in Denver, Colorado today, April 5.