Jameel "Kintaro" Bruner, the youngest of Ronald Bruner's three Grammy-nominated sons (including Thundercat) recently left The Internet, but today he returns with an excellent solo EP called Universal.
Mixing a diverse collection of influences, the five song project blends the sounds of soul, hip-hop, funk, trap, and R&B as Kintaro finds a lane of his own that will undoubtedly appeal to some fans of The Internet—while coloring outside the lines of what you might expect from their projects.
An early favorite might be "Mk," a song that opens with a spirited vocal performance from Anderson .Paak before Kintaro slides in for a duet and a quick verse over uptempo synths and percussion. In other words: clear some room around yourself to get up and move a little before hitting play on this one.
You can stream the rest of the EP on SoundCloud below via Alpha Pup Records.