Kevin Hussein Taps Azealia Banks & Theophilus London For 'In Town' & 'Ondulado': Exclusive Premieres

Leslie Kenney
Kevin Hussein photographed in 2015.

Brooklyn rapper/songwriter Kevin Hussein is pioneering the "cybersoul" movement, a term he coined for his brand of R&B soul that mixes in childhood memories, the energy of New York rap legends like Jay Z and The Lox with notes from his travels and the Internet. 

Before rolling out his solo debut, Cybersex, early next year, Hussein shares two tracks from the stash titled "In Town" with Azealia Banks and "Ondulado" with Theophilus London, premiering exclusively on Billboard.

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“I met Azealia Banks at my house party in [Brooklyn's] Bed Stuy back in 2007 and we have been working on music together since," says Hussein, who worked on Banks' 2014 effort Broke With Expensive Taste. “Originally 'In Town' was suppose to be on Azealia Banks’ album, but it never made it.”

On his second track, the wavy "Ondulado," Hussein details his whirlwind adventures across the globe as London offers a feel-good sixteen. 

Banks and London aren't the only talents Hussein has shared studios with. He also logged time with the likes of Rihanna, Kid Cudi, M.I.A., Hit-Boy and RZA, to name a few.