Kirko Bangz “Progression 3″ Mixtape Download & Stream
Kirko Bangz releases the 3rd installment in his “Progression” Mixtape Series, Progression 3, Presented by Warner Bros. Records. The 14-track tape has Features from Wale, Trinidad James, Nipsey Hussle, French Montana, Slim Thug and more. Production is handled by Jahlil Beats, Sound Mob, DJ Mustard, Young Chill, KE, Trakksounds and more.
Houston native Kirko Bangz is back with the third installment of his Progression mixtape series. The 14 track project comes with features from Wale, Nipsey Hussle, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Trinidad James, French Montana, YG and more. Production is handled by Jahlil Beats, KE, DJ Mustard, Sound Mob, Young Chill and more.
Kirk Jerel Randle (born August 20, 1989), better known by his stage name Kirko Bangz, is an American rapper and singer signed to Warner Bros. Records. Kirko Bangz started rapping at the age of fifteen, due in part to witnessing his mother struggle as a single parent; using his mother’s pain as motivation. The single he is best known for, “Drank In My Cup“, released in 2011, peaked at #28 at the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Kirko Bangz was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and he is of African American descent. He graduated from North Shore High School in Houston and would later go on to attend Prairie View A&M University where he would major in communications.
At Prairie View he was able to focus on his music, and in 2009 he released his first mixtape Procrastination Kills. He got the attention of a fellow student and now manager D Will. Kirko Bangz released his first official single titled “What Yo Name Iz?” on February 7, 2011. His first major hit actually began as a freestyle. It has since peaked at number forty-one on the chart. A remix was released on June 24, 2011 and features Big Sean, Wale and Bun B. He released a mixtape shortly after on March 1, 2011 titled Procrastination Kills 3. His second single titled “Drank In My Cup” was released on September 16, 2011. During the week of February 25, 2012, the single debuted at number ninety-six on the Billboard Hot 100. It has since peaked at #28 and at #1 on the Heatseekers Songs chart. The song spawned many remixes and freestyles featuring hip-hop artists J Cole, 2 Chainz, Tyga, Bow Wow, Kid Ink, Chamillionaire, and singer Trey Songz. Kirko Bangz released another mixtape called Procrastination Kills 4 on September 4, 2012. His third single off his debut album titled “Keep It Trill” was released on November 30, 2012.
On March 26, 2013 it was announced that Kirko Bangz would be apart of XXL Magazine’s 2013 Freshman Class. Three days later he would announce the title of his debut album to be, Bigger Than Me. On July 4, 2013 Kirko Bangz announced that he would release another mixtape, Progression 3 on August 1, 2013 prior to his debut album. However he would announce that it would be pushed back a week later. The mixtape was released on August 12, 2013.
Kirko Bangz saw his stock rise with the release of Progression 2 – which featured the extremely popular single “Drank In My Cup“. Progression 3 is a testament to the up-and-coming rapper’s meteoric rise in the industry and the high-profile guests he has been able to garner since his previous project. Kirko Bangz continues to intertwine his crooning/rapping style over an array of catchy tunes produced by Jahlil Beats, Sound Mob, DJ Mustard and others. “I feel like I’ve progressed more as a person. I understand a lot more about life,” said Kirko Bangz. “I also learned how to master the melodies and mix that with me putting real content to what I’m talking about.”
Imagine you’re Kirko Bangz, 23, with a platinum single already under your belt, some “drank” in your cup and what seems like the unwavering support from your hometown’s ruling class, which just so happens to include some of the more well respected names in the industry (Bun B, Z-Ro, etc.) Sure, that might sound to most folks like one of the most enviable positions a twenty-something college dropout could have in today’s job climate. But on the flip side, such breakout success can bring about its fair share of pressure for a young artist. Follow on Twitter @KirkoBangz @MedievalBeatz Buy Beats Online
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