We didn’t see this one coming.
In a feature interview with LA Weekly, Krizz Kaliko explains the meaning behind the title to his upcoming album Son of Sam. As it turns out, the reason for the title goes back farther than any of us could have guessed.
The eleventh President of the United States, James K. Polk would have sex with his slaves and sometimes would have children after those encounters. He had a daughter named Leia. Sam Watson, a slave owner somewhere else in the country, had relations with his slave and had a child named Sam Watson. When he grew up, he met Leia and they started my family. Everybody for the last several hundred years has been named Samuel Watson, including me and my son too. That’s always been something that I wanted to express.
Krizz goes on to reveal a few more details about Son of Sam, including a song that he deems might be “too weird” for the release. Too weird to be on a Strange Music album? Does that even exist?
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