Kintaro “Universal” (Alpha Pup)
Jameel Bruner aka Kintaro, trumpets at the beginning of “Alt Pln”, a bass-line chauffeured proclamation stunner, “I don’t give a f*ck about your opinion.”
Reason being, it seems this year if you have Bruner DNA, you got that “juice” to craft innovative music-that slaps.
Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist Bruner, former keyboardist of The Internet and the youngest brother to Stephen “Thundercat” and Ronald Bruner Jr., just released the “Universal EP”, under the moniker Kintaro. It’s a five track wiz around trap, r&b, hip-hop, grime, soul, and many other constructs that he self-produced.
Anderson .Paak proclaims it’s an honour to share the stage with “all three Bruner Brothers” before taking over singing the hook duties on the keyboard driven “nerd-bump” of “Mk”. Next on “West”, Kintaro breaks out the Netflix and chill R&B atmospherics, telling his lady what they got is the other four letter word that starts with L.
“Universal” is a genuine production that exudes maturity of a veteran artist. The insular and distinct choices made by the youngest Bruner, showcases his wide and firm handle on contemporary soul music.
“Universal” released June 20, 2017 on Alpha Pup