The Internet (the talented R&B band, not the worldwide web) has a deep and talented roster. We knew this based on the group’s founders, Syd Tha Kid and Matt Martians, alone. But as of late, other members of the clique have been stepping forth, including bassist Steve Lacy and, now, former keyboardist Jameel Bruner. The brother to bassist Thundercat and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. has been quietly killing things under his alias Kintaro bringing heat on SoundCloud with original productions like “Church” and his latest single “Don’t Mind a Label.”
Over a Trap&B beat, Kintaro let’s it be known what his girl needs to do to make it to girlfriend/wifey status. While his verses, filled with swirling synth strings and snaps, give us somewhat of an idea of what he’s looking for, it’s when the chorus gets a little more frank that we know exactly what he’s talking about. “If you f**k a n***a right, then baby I don’t mind a label,” he spits. “If you suck a n***a right, then baby I don’t mind a label.” Well alrighty then. He then adds a bit of levity with the breakdown, which features him harmonizing as he lets his girl know he did it just for her.
While its rattling bass and trap-like feel (not to mention its blunt content) might not be everyone’s cup of tea, “Don’t Mind a Label” is definitely worth a worth a listen.