Kay’s debut solo album, The Talk Show, was released as a free download via Rappers I Know and co-premiered on Okayplayer.com. Initially slated to come out in 2005 via Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s Garden Seeker Imprint, the album didn’t see a release until 2007.
The album was an extension of The Foundation the Houston based Hip Hop Band formed in 2002 and fronted by Kay and Chris “Daddy” Dave.
The album featured Stokley from Mint Condition, Chip Fu, Kashmere Don, Sy Smith, Phife Dawg, Starchy Arch, K-otix, Nicole Hurst, The Luv Bugz, and many more with production from The ARE, Ali Shaheed, Chris Daddy Dave, Illmind, Luke Austin, Symbolyc One, Nicolay, OH NO! and more.
The Talk Show was a very important release for our collective, perhaps just behind the release that started it all, The Foundation’s self titled debut album.
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Also included with The Talk Show release was Manipulated Marauders by The ARE. The ARE took all the original samples from A Tribe Called Quest’s classic Midnight Marauders and flipped them the way only he could.