From Slaveships to Spaceships
'On his long-awaited sophomore album, From Slaveships to Spaceships, Khingz rolls out his own personal vision of the Harlem Renaissance's New Negro: an outsider, a bookish black skater, a proud 'Southside rider' from Rainier Valley who grew up around gangs and 'more Filipinos than Daly City.' Finding a shockingly expressive middle ground between head-taking lyricism and unblinking outrospection-just check the unstoppable 'Bladed Poems'-Khingz is the best he's ever been.' - The Stranger Magazine, June 2009 '[Khingz] lays down the gauntlet of what it means to be Hip-Hop, what it means to love Hip-Hop and what it means to be a Black man in a world that rewards us for living with limitations and perpetuating stereotypes... The future of Hip-Hop has been revealed."- Ozone Magazine, June 2009' 'For years, Khingz made a name for himself as one of Seattle's wittier wordsmiths, partly because of his swift, didactic rhymes on various projects and at live shows...' Seattle Weekly, June 2009.