The story behind the sound.
Back in the day…
Krees was sporting a rat tail, Jared was rocking an undercut, and the hills were alive with the sound of raps. Inspired by early hip-hop that told stories and put a smile on your face, Midbest is on a mission to make the genre fun again.
Midbest’s tracks range from tongue in cheek trap-rap to catchy hip-pop ballads. Each song is heavily influenced by their love for carbs, dance parties, their ladies, and the wordsmiths that have preceded them.
Dat Dough Tho
Why the name Midbest?
Jared and Krees were raised in Pomona, KS, a small farm town in eastern Kansas near Kansas City. The midwest runs through their veins like a slathered slab of BBQ ribs and a tall cold Boulevard Wheat.
It can be argued that Midbest’s sound is halfway to perfection, or halfway terrible. Either way, the name is a nod to Jared and Krees’ roots and a little bit of healthy self-deprecation.
A bunch of singles.
Midbest is going to pepper the people with the goods in 2018 by releasing one track per month throughout the year. A full album with all 12 singles plus three additional tracks is set for an early 2019 release.