The Kurse Krew is a trio of young emcees from Oakland, CA. I’ve haven’t steeped myself in their recorded work, but their live shows have caught my attention. I first saw them perform at a high school Ethnic Studies conference at Cal Berkeley a couple years ago and was taken aback by their ability to get an academic setting so hyped. Most recently I saw them open up for Do DAT at Beti Ono Gallery last month, and was again amazed by their energy and charisma.
I’ve included a song and a new video in this post to give you a taste of their flavor. “Run” is a very orchestral triumphant track, whereas “Yuh Know” conjures up old school New York hip-hop as they go in over Big Daddy Kane’s classic “Ain’t No Half Steppin’”. These cats are dope. Partake.