Who Is?/Official Hype TNTLKP on Stage (Photo Credit Ashley Strom @dogeye_ventures)

Published on September 15th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Meet TNTLKP: A Kansas City Collective Shaping the Sound of Hip Hop

In the heart of Kansas City, a unique and vibrant entertainment collective known as TNTLKP is laying its own pattern into the very fabric of music at large. More than just a group of artists, TNTLKP, comprised of six members, J-RoD333, Romiiie Rome, Shon Anton, Scr3amz, Dolo, and Edubb, is a movement, a statement, and a force to be reckoned with. Their mission is simple yet profound: to spread love, knowledge, and peace while delivering an original sound that defies convention.

TNTLKP - Group Photo

TNTLKP (Artist Submitted)

This Kansas City collective is not just celebrating the essence of Hip Hop; they are also helping to shape the sound of their city and make a significant contribution to the cultural tapestry of music on a larger scale. With their upcoming album, “Diurnal,” TNTLKP is about to embark on a musical journey that promises to take off like a rocket, and I’m here to tell you that you should pay close attention to what they have in store.

TNTLKP - Need My Room - art

Leading the way for “Diurnal” is their current single, “Need My Room.” From the moment you press play, you’re welcomed into a sonic world that’s rich in depth and meaning. This track isn’t just about music; it’s an experience. It’s the kind of song that makes you reflect, reminding you that sometimes, especially in life’s chaos, there’s nothing quite like your own room…#layers. The depth of this track resonates on multiple levels, making it a captivating and enjoyable listen from start to finish.

But here’s the real kicker: TNTLKP doesn’t just deliver on records; they bring their A-game to the stage. I had the pleasure of catching these young dynamos freestyle in person at The Record Bar, a hip local spot nestled in an upscale KC entertainment district. The experience was nothing short of electrifying. Despite facing technical difficulties (a challenge that could rattle even seasoned performers), TNTLKP demonstrated its true artistry. They adjusted, they improvised, and they delivered a stellar performance to a delighted Hip Hop crowd. This kind of professionalism and adaptability is what sets real stars apart from the rest, and TNTLKP has it in abundance.

With a keen understanding of the commercial side of the industry and the ability to connect with their audience on a deeply personal level, TNTLKP possesses all the qualities of shooting stars that will maintain their shine over time. Their music is more than just entertainment; it’s a message, a movement, and a testament to the power of artistic expression. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for TNTLKP, as IMO, they are poised to make a significant impact on the world of music and beyond. Remember, I told you so well in advance.

Hey, I DID say they had that real MC *ish going on right?! I had to come drop this bonus to prove my point. In an impromptu moment on the outside front patio, during a night that included an insane performance by Strange Music artist, the inimitable X-Raided as a precursor to his upcoming project featuring sonics by 2x GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard charting producer Fantom of the Beat, TNTLKP let us have it again! I mean these cats are fun to listen to and the moment I witnessed, evinced mental images of some of the founders of the culture poppin off anywhere and anytime!

TNTLKP, who also have upcoming music with Fantom, appear to have sparked the movement of a machine, but you’ll have to stay tuned for more developments, as sources granted anonymity to share some inside looks, let me know that THE key player in KC music has expressed interest in the group and things could be moving in an exciting direction for the collective!

TNTLKP and Tech N9ne

TNTLKP and Tech N9ne (Artist Submitted)

Keep up with TNTLKP on Instagram @TNTLKP

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TNTLKP


Featured Image: TNTLKP Performs (from their EPK – Photo Credit Ashley Strom @dogeye_ventures)

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