Today in Hip-Hop: KL of Screwball Passed Away

On this day, March 28th, in hip-hop history… 2008: KL—real name Kenny Lou—passed away today four years ago from an asthma attack. The words of DJ Premier upon his death still ring true today: “His hardcore delivery and raspy voice was well known in many circles...He is already up in ghetto heaven, so his music will live through all of us that love him.” Screwball is best known for their 2000 single “H-O-S-T-Y-L-E,” which originally appeared on Y2K The Album. KL, along with Blaq Poet, Solo and Hostyle, was the member of the group who had a distinctively aggressive rhyming style. ...

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