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.”

Related Posts


PREMIERE: MIKNNA Almost Reach Nirvana on “302”

Music Video
Music Video

Check Out Mass Appeal Music Video Night, An Event for A Genre That Doesn’t Get Enough Love


Don Q Flexes in “Chasing These Bands” Video

Music Video
Music Video

Watch Wale’s New “Groundhog Day” Video


Carnage ft. Section Boyz “BIMMA” Video


Latest News

lena-waithe TV

The First Trailer for ‘The Chi’ from Lena Waithe Arrives

After an Emmy win for ‘Master of None,’ the comedian gets dramatic for Showtime
drone News

The LAPD Probably Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Have Drones

Let’s be honest, their track record sucks
roger goodell addressing the media during the nfl's fall meetings, 2017 Sports

Commissioner Roger Goodell Says He’s Trying to Rid the NFL of All Protests

This man is dense
gucci-mane-wedding News

30 Unanswered Questions About Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’oir’s ‘Mane Event’ Wedding

Why tho?
young-dolph Music Video

Young Dolph Exits the Hospital in New “Believe Me” Video

First day out the beds
ezri Video

Stairwell Freestyle: Ezri

“Step up to the throne like, ‘Gimme, that’s ours.’”
Handiedan Art

Investigating Femininity, Handiedan Time Travels To ‘The Fourth Dimension’

Flush with thought, not peek-a-boo cuteness
hayward injury Sports

The New NBA Season is Already Insane

“Hayward came down so hard. Oh, Hayward broke his leg”
Rosati Crystallizations Music Video

PREMIERE: Rosati “Crystallizations” Video

Some Left Coast sh*t
dj-premier Video

Off The Record: DJ Premier Speaks on the Making of Nas’ “N.Y. State of Mind”

“As soon as I heard the piano, he was like, ‘Yo! Can you hook that up?’”
master-p Sports

Master P Wants To Team Up With Kaepernick And Start A League of Their Own

P’s Bout it Bout it—and he’s not the only one
Music Video

Method Man Smokes the Latest Wu-Tang Joint

“If time is money/ Hood go bang”
popeyes-fried-chicken News

Long Beach Restaurant Caught Selling Popeyes Fried Chicken As Their Own

“It’s the best chicken” —Sweet Dixie Kitchen Manager
Tom Taylor Features

Comics, TV and Plays for the Stage: Tom Taylor Pens Them All

Is there anything this guy can't write?
frontline Graffiti

The Oral History of FRONTLINE, Pioneers of the NYC Hardcore x Graffiti Scene

An excerpt from the book ‘Urban Styles: Graffiti in NYHC’
Kendrick Lamar says "FEAR." has his best bars. News

Kendrick Lamar Says Verses On “FEAR.” Are His Best Yet

Real spit