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Kutt Calhoun: 2010 Strange Music MVP [Editorial]

Published: November 28, 2010 in Kutt Calhoun by

As 2010 is rounding out, the Strange Music blogs have been asking fans to vote for their choice of album of the year.  The past year saw a number of great releases from Strange Music.  More importantly, the artists themselves had a great year.  Tech N9ne released his Lost Scripts and Seepage EPs along with his The Gates Mixed Plate collabos album.  Cognito and Brotha Lynch Hung made their Strange Music debuts by bringing a little bit of West Coast flair to the label.  Krizz and Kutt each released their third album on the label with Krizz’s Shock Treatment and Kutt’s Raw And Un-Kutt.  With such talented showings from everybody, who on Strange Music had the best year?  I find it hard to argue against the Kansas City Chief, Kutt Calhoun.

To say that Kutt has been busy this year is an understatement.  Kutt spent a lot of time on the road this past year with Tech N9ne.  Kutt wrapped up on the K.O.D. tour in Kansas City back in January and took a short break before heading out on American dates for the North by Northwest tour.  Following that, he hit the road again on the Strange Days tour in May and jumped right on tour with Hed PE in June for a solo outing.  Kutt also joined the rest of Strange Music on the Independent Grind tour this fall and will finish out the year with winter tour dates.  The amount of time spent traveling is uncanny.  Between all of this, Kutt found the time to record a third full length album.

Kutt’s Raw And Un-Kutt album is another showcase of pure talent.  The record boasts emotional lyricism and outstanding party anthems.  Tracks like “That’s Kutt Calhoun” and “Get Kutt” are custom fitted theme songs for the Midwest MC. “Hey Hey Hey (Raw And Un-Kutt)” is the end-all, be-all track for Kutt Calhoun.  The MC has never showed such aggressive lyricism as on this song.  The ending tracks “Somethin’s Gotta Give” and “Calling My Name” are both the most honest Kutt has ever been on an album.  His criticism of some fans and his reservations about it all make for an emotional introspective.

The great thing about Kutt though, is that his guest appearances are always on point.  While Kutt continues to release great solo music, I think its fair to argue that sometimes his guest spots are just a little stronger.  Kutt has stolen the show on more than one occasion in 2010.  Some of his highlights were on Tech N9ne’s “Pow Pow” and Krizz Kaliko’s “Ack-A-Donkey”.  Kutt spits some of the hottest verses and in fact sometimes they put him in direct competition with Tech N9ne.  My personal favorite of the year was Kutt’s exclusive verse over “Welcome to the Midwest” as heard on live shows throughout the year.  Kutt absolutely murdered the track and left fans blown away every time he performed it live.

Taking everything into consideration, Kutt has earned his spot.  He continues to grow year in and year out.  Every verse gets better, every guest spot is more vicious than the last, and every performance kills.  Some fans may debate on who had the best outing this year, but I have no problem naming Kutt Calhoun the 2010 Strange Music MVP.  That’s Kutt Calhoun.

  • http://twitter.com/breezy_baby323 Breanna bivins

    im so happy kutt does what he does :) all of strange work hard but i REALLY REALLY am glad hes being noticed like this!! keep it up!! STRANGE OR LIFE!!

  • http://twitter.com/newhalomaster Sean Smith

    Fuck yea, bloody kutty rippin it up from coast to coast, hands down aside from tech kutt is my favorite artist on strange, dudes crazy! Keep up the great work kutty, strange music all day all night!

  • Fuzzys420

    Kutt is some raw talent! I love his performance in “welcome to the mid-west”

  • Mike Howard 619

    Kutty is so underrated it’s not even funny.. Under the radar, whatever u wanna call it! Well deserved MVP!! Mad love from 619 daygo, no homo!

  • http://twitter.com/KuttCalhoun Kutt Calhoun

    To everyone who posted sumthn positive or negative, I appreciate the shit outta all of you,… I love my TRUE fans more than u know, even the ones who jus like me because im on stage with tech…lol.. kinda funny, but love yawl anyways… Ima keep doing my thing n giving 110% EVERYTIME i do a song ,verse, feature or whatever..FLAMEZ PT. DUECE N DIS BLOODS 4 U coming soon,…working on it now so stay tuned in.. Once again love yawl mayne..Soo Wooooo my SOO WOO SOLDIERS!!! Bloody…Olla..

  • Rhymedotte

    Bring in the New Year with Kutt Calhoun and Special Guest Wicked Wayz and Bg Bulletwound.

    Also Performing its Dalima, Demon Emcees, Nemisis, Nesto the Owner, M.o.e, Mizury and Drastikk Meazurez..

    Tix available at Ticketstorm.com, Thru Damage Control, or contact RhymeDotte at 913 526 1681 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 913 526 1681 end_of_the_skype_highlighting…

    Get em as they won’t Last long…. Tix Only $12 in adv $15 at the door….

    All Ages Show…Drink Specials All Night Long….Lets get it KC..

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