6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Sleep On Kid Ink’s ‘My Own Lane’ Album

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Kid Ink burst onto the hip-hop landscape in 2012 with his feel-good love rap “Time Of Your Life.” Having a ubiquitous radio song can be a double-edged sword and Kid Ink’s goal in many ways with his debut album, My Own Lane, is to carve his niche in hip-hop, beyond one-hit.

My Own Lane showcases the 27-year-old Los Angeles rapper’s dexterity: He can certainly give us catchy songs like his current hit “Show Me” featuring Chris Brown, but his repertoire expands into rapping and singing, too.

Here are six reasons you shouldn’t sleep on My Own Lane, out now. —Sowmya Krishnamurthy