Lil Durk has a signature melodic rap style. Now, one of his proteges and Only The Family label members, MK, is following in his footsteps. Today MK dropped his video for “Knock Yo Door,” inspired by the same melodic style that put me on to his mentor.
In the video, MK mean-mugs in a neon-lit Chicago kitchen as he plots his next move. Despite chronicling the hard realities of street life, MK manages to soften the anthem by singing atop gentle guitar loops with his honeyed voice.
Signed to OTF in late 2019, MK made his recording debut on Family Over Everything, the latest Only The Family compilation mixtape. His solo track “Better” was one of the tape’s emotional highlights, racking up over 500k streams and inspiring a video directed by Chicago native Young Will. The young rapper followed-up “Better” with “Outkast,” a worthy showcase of MK’s expressive voice and raw rhymes, as he digs deep into his psyche and lays bare his goals and desires.