KB of Reach Records and H.G.A. had a strong debut last week with his new project, 100. The EP sold over 14,000 units and ranked #1 on Billboard’s Christian Album Chart, #4 on Billboard’s Rap Chart and #22 on the Top 200 Albums Chart. Rapzilla reports that the project also peeked at #6 on the iTunes overall charts and #3 on the Rap/HipHop iTunes Chart.
KB’s debut album Weight and Glory sold 9,700 copies its first week during the summer of 2012. Reach Records label mate Andy Mineo’s recently released EP Neverland sold nearly 26K copies in its first week back in January.
100 was co-produced by Gawvi, Joseph Prielozny, Dirty Rice, Tyshane, Ace and GRoc, and features six new songs that were written or co-written by KB. Besides Mineo, the EP also features Derek Minor, and Prisca.
In a recent interview with our very own DJ Wade-O, KB said, “What I try to do is arrange my music around where God has me in the moment. With Weight and Glory I was challenged by my goal in life: to know God.” He then explained how that concept evolved in the new EP 100, “With this project, I wanted to deal with the issue of work….I wanted to take the things that we view as menial and show that they can be used as a means to worship God.”
KB and DJ Wade-O also talked about engaging the culture, systematic racism and the impact his crew H.G.A. has had in his hometown of Tampa, FL. You can stream or download that interview below.
A Bozeman Media press release also contributed to this report.