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Kung Fu Vampire

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Kung Fu Vampire is an American Song Writer & MC from San Jose, California.  He tours internationally with a live band, having performed with the likes of George Clinton & Funkadelic, Xzibit, Redman & Method Man, E40, ICP, Tech N9ne, Twiztid, Papa Roach, D12, Brotha Lynch Hung, and many more.  KFV has performed at the world famous Playboy Mansion, as well as the Saw III release party.  He’s performed his own tours as well as tours with ICP & Twiztid.  His biggest single off of the album Dead Sexy (“Dead Girls Don’t Say No”) was featured on the major motion picture “Mother’s Day”.  By 2011 Dead Sexy had officially sold over 10,000 copies.  His most recent release is “Kung Fu Vampire – Re-Animated” which released during his tour with Twiztid in 2014.

Track list:

  1. Love Bites
  2. Turnt Up 2014 (Featuring Hopsin)
  3. No Place Like Home (Featuring Potluck)
  4. Nightmare Walkin’ (Featuring Bunny Chiba)
  5. Go Away
  6. Knockturnal (Zeke Remix) [feat. Rap Is a Joke]
  7. Grinder
  8. Evil People (Featuring Liquid Assassin)
  9. Feels Like I’m Dyin’ (skitzo Remix) [feat. Twisted Insane]
  10. Blade (Featuring Mr. Grey)
  11. Bread for Blood (Featuring Brother J & Butterscotch)
  12. Turnt Up (Featuring Hopsin)
  13. The Dreamer (The Con Men Remix)
  14. Nightmare Walkin’ (the Dead Beatz Remix) [feat. Bunny Chiba]
  15. Feels Like I’m Dyin’ (Featuring Twisted Insane)
  16. Knockturnal (Tunna Remix) [feat. Mac Mall, Koshir, Joe Cutter, Dirtbag Dan, Mars, Bunny Chiba, & Mr. Grey]
  17. Dead Girls Don’t Say No

Track Reviews:

  1. Love Bites – The first track to the album starts off with a female singing a lounge singer style chorus.  Kung Fu Vampire showcases his classic vocal styling in the extended one and only  verse mixing chopping with conventional rap flow, and even some singing of his own.  4.5/5
  2. Turnt Up 2014 (Featuring Hopsin) – A calm beat begins with a few bars quickly bursting into an explosive first verse by Kung Fu Vampire, leading into a classic Doo Wop style chorus which works very well with the beat.  Hopsin begins the second verse with high intensity keeping your interest well.  4.5/5
  3. No Place Like Home (Featuring Potluck) – A more country rap beat begins with some guitar and fiddle leading to an instantly intense first verse by Kung Fu Vampire.  The guitar and drums on this beat flow with KFV’s rhyme scheme and rap style almost too perfectly.  A singing style hook accompanies this track working nicely.  Potluck blasts onto the track with solid verses along with Kung Fu Vampire finishing the track nicely.  5/5
  4. Nightmare Walkin’ (Featuring Bunny Chiba) – This track begins with an immediately evil feeling in the form of an explosive, nearly demonic hook.  KFV kills his verse with a mix of faster paced rapping, chopping, and advanced word play.  The evil almost scary hook continues leading into Bunny Chiba’s verse, a well done slower style compliments the track positively.  4.5/5
  5. Go Away –  A piano based beat starts off almost instantly leading into a fast paced verse by Kung Fu Vampire, trying numerous variations of his voice showing versitility.  A deep toned gruff singing chorus compliments this piano based beat nicely leading to the second verse where KFV continues a calmer flow.  After the next hook a repeat of “Go Away” commences with harmonious adlibs leading into yet another solid verse by Kung Fu Vampire.  4/5
  6. Knockturnal (Zeke Remix) [feat. Rap Is A Joke] – This unusual beat starts off without a second of silence from Kung Fu Vampire, who doesn’t waste any time getting into the speed of the track.  A simple yet highly amped hook leads into the burst of numerous featured artists on this track with non stop chopping,  splitting the entire verse.  KFV finishes off the track nicely with another solid verse.  3.5/5
  7. Grinder – The beat begins with a “The Walking Dead” resemblance with classic drums and a small bit of dubstep undertone.  KFV shows his powerful lyricism once again with awesome verses, each time leading into an eerier repetitive yet enjoyable hook.  4/5
  8. Evil People (Featuring Liquid Assassin) – A creepy female singing chorus begins this track alongside a simple piano and drum based beat.  KFV’s fast paced style works well with this beat starting it off with a solid verse.  Liquid Assassin explodes onto the scene of this track with an awesome high intensity chopping verse.  Kung Fu Vampire follows it up with a great chopper verse keeping the adrenaline going.  The track finishes out with the hook and some soundbites ending it nicely.  4/5
  9. Feels Like I’m Dyin’ (skitzo Remix) [feat. Twisted Insane] – The track immediately starts off with Kung Fu Vampire rapping a faster paced verse on a simpler beat.  The beat takes a turn toward the dark side in the hook with deep toned instruments and a VERY simple hook.  Twisted Insane chops into the verse with a seemingly calmer style, the second half of the verse picks up intensity and finishes strongly.  KFV finishes the track nicely with a solid verse, and an extended play of the darker hook.  4/5
  10. Blade (Featuring Mr. Grey) – A lighter beat starts off with a female lightly singing in the background leading into a solid verse by Kung Fu Vampire, the female continously accompanying KFV’s vocals throughout the instrumental.  Mr. Grey provides a powerful singing chorus to this track with a Hard Rock style.  Kung Fu Vampire continues this track with more political views leading into the strong chorus by Mr. Grey to finish out the track, the female sings harmoniously until the guitar kicks in to finish the track.  4.5/5
  11. Bread for Blood (Featuring Brother J & Butterscotch) – This track starts off once again with Kung Fu Vampire showcasing his lyrical abilities on a solid beat with dubstep styling.  A female sings a simple chorus to this track.  A featured artist provides a decent verse for the second spot but falls short on this track.  Kung Fu Vampire kills his final verse on the track ending it well.  3.5/5
  12. Turnt Up (Featuring Hopsin) – A classic music styled rap beat plays in this version of this track holding flow with KFV’s impressive first verse.  Hopsin flows even better on this beat with the same verse.  The chorus sounds perfect accompanying this instrumental with both having a classic feel.  Kung Fu Vampire finishes the track nicely with the same solid verse on this improved beat.  5/5
  13. The Dreamer (The Con Men Remix) – A computerized beat starts off this track softly and simply leading into Kung Fu Vampire’s calmer first verse.  A slower creepy chorus mixed with singing and rapping plays on this track playing it’s part nicely.  KFV continues the track with another two solid verses finishing the track well.  3/5
  14. Nightmare Walkin’ (the Dead Beatz Remix) [feat. Bunny Chiba] – In this version of Nightmare Walkin’, a darker yet less lively beat accompanies this track.  It honestly does not hold the same intensity as the previous versions making an amazing track less enjoyable.  3.5/5
  15. Feels Like I’m Dyin’ (Featuring Twisted Insane) – A piano based beat begins this version of this track with an eerie tone leading into KFV’s intense fast paced beat.  The chorus kicks in with a creepy tone and blends perfectly.  Twisted Insane’s calmer style on his verse fits better with this beat than the last also blending perfectly.  Kung Fu Vampire’s third verse finishes amazingly along with this beat.  The perfect instrumental was made for this track.  5/5
  16. Knockturnal (Tunna Remix) [feat. Mac Mall, Koshir, Joe Cutter, Dirtbag Dan, Mars, Bunny Chiba & Mr. Grey] – A shaky first artist starts off this version of this track with a strong eerie beat.  The simple yet effective hook plays as usual leading into each verse.  Kung Fu Vampire provides an awesome second to this track, simply killing it.  Joe Cutter provides a solid third to this track flowing with the beat nicely.  The fourth artist provides a decent verse.  Mars enters into the fifth intensely with his own signature style.  The sixth artist provides solid lyricism of his own.  Mr. Grey finishes off this track with a high powered seventh spot ending it with a bang.  4/5
  17. Dead Girls Don’t Say No – A slightly carnival sounding beat starts off this track with some acoustic guitar in the mix.  Kung Fu Vampires lyrical flow fits this beat perfectly as he shreds his first verse.  Undertones of the classic Kung Fu Vampire chorus plays during the verse through piano getting you ready to sing along with the signature chorus all KFV fans know and love.  The classic chorus plays and you can’t help but sing along with the words, and if you don’t know the words, by the next time it comes around you’ve already memorized them.  The track finishes out with a repeat of the chorus finishing nicely.  5/5

 

Final Rating: 4.25/5

Overall Review:  Kung Fu Vampire chose almost every beat wisely for this remix-based album.  For the die hard Kung Fu Vampire fan, this album will add a nice chunk of fresh KFV to their daily playlist.  For the fan new to the KFV experience, this will be just like getting a brand new album with a couple of bonus tracks.  In my honest opinion this album is so well done, it’s not a remix album, it’s just Kung Fu Vampire’s latest release.  The variety provided in this album will leave you with plenty of tracks to choose from for your personal favorites.  Another impressive project by Kung Fu Vampire! I can’t wait for his next release!

Favorite Tracks:

  1. No Place Like Home (Featuring Potluck)
  2. Turnt Up (Featuring Hopsin)
  3. Feels Like I'm Dyin' (Featuring Twisted Insane)
  4. Blade (Featuring Mr. Grey)
  5. Dead Girls Don't Say No

Length:

  • 64 Minutes 23 Seconds

Record Label:

  • Mad Insanity Records

Release Date:

  • 09/09/2014

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