PREMIERE: MIKNNA’s ’50|50 (Side A)’ EP Confirms That They’re The Wavy R&B Duo You Wanted All Along

When we premiered MIKNNA’S “302” track last month, we had our hopes high for their impending project to be just as enjoyable. Well, we were not disappointed in the slightest. The Cali duo (Ken Nana-producer; Mike B.-singer/rapper) reminds us of a lot of acts we’re fans of but combine a number of them at once for a pleasant surprise. One song that stands out is “Can’t Hold You” which has elements of Majid Jordan, Destiny’s Child, and the excitement you feel as you get into the Uber to the first destination for your Friday night. Ken Nana tends to have dense, repetitive rhythms but Mike B. switches between singing and rapping to make each bar feel fresh.

You can watch a trailer for the EP above. They each had the following to say about the EP via email:

Ken Nana:

“During the writing process, we were both going through some major shifts in our lives which fueled the content and allowed us to have an outlet. Starting MIKNNA meant that we set aside our personal goals as artists, and allowed the music to be the biggest ego. We understand the value of each other’s strengths so it was important to maintain a perfect balance.”

Mike B.:

50|50 is a sonic journey with MIKNNA as its vessel. Before the creative process we pulled together influences from all mediums to try and curate a body of work that would last our generation. It’s definitely a special blend of music and we’re excited to finally share it with the rest of the world.”

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