More Videos

A quick look at some KC music venues 3:12

A quick look at some KC music venues

Ed Sheeran fans sing their favorite songs before his Sprint Center show 1:49

Ed Sheeran fans sing their favorite songs before his Sprint Center show

Beautiful photos of Kansas City by longtime photographer Roy Inman 1:55

Beautiful photos of Kansas City by longtime photographer Roy Inman

Jason Kander talks about courage as a progressive in a red state 1:57

Jason Kander talks about courage as a progressive in a red state

Sly James discusses Democratic Party priorities in Des Moines 1:52

Sly James discusses Democratic Party priorities in Des Moines

Has the city intentionally let KCI go to seed? Five things to know 0:56

Has the city intentionally let KCI go to seed? Five things to know

Barry Odom: A.J. Logan handled suspension better than MU coach 1:36

Barry Odom: A.J. Logan handled suspension better than MU coach

What's next for Lamonte McIntyre, now freed from prison? 2:38

What's next for Lamonte McIntyre, now freed from prison?

Key play of Chiefs-Steelers game came down to 1/4000th of a second. How we captured it 1:58

Key play of Chiefs-Steelers game came down to 1/4000th of a second. How we captured it

Jackson County's change in assessing Country Club Plaza shorts KC schools 1:19

Jackson County's change in assessing Country Club Plaza shorts KC schools

  • Solo freestyle: Zarin Micheal

    Zarin Micheal’s pedagogical approach to learning the art of hip-hop has made him one of the most lyrically skilled rappers in the area.

Zarin Micheal’s pedagogical approach to learning the art of hip-hop has made him one of the most lyrically skilled rappers in the area. Shelly Yang, Aaron Randle The Kansas City Star
Zarin Micheal’s pedagogical approach to learning the art of hip-hop has made him one of the most lyrically skilled rappers in the area. Shelly Yang, Aaron Randle The Kansas City Star
Back to Rockville

Back to Rockville

Timothy Finn blogs about Kansas City's music scene

‘Stuck in two generations’: Zarin Micheal calls on rap’s past to make great music now

November 18, 2016 6:00 AM

More Videos

A quick look at some KC music venues 3:12

A quick look at some KC music venues

Ed Sheeran fans sing their favorite songs before his Sprint Center show 1:49

Ed Sheeran fans sing their favorite songs before his Sprint Center show

Beautiful photos of Kansas City by longtime photographer Roy Inman 1:55

Beautiful photos of Kansas City by longtime photographer Roy Inman

Jason Kander talks about courage as a progressive in a red state 1:57

Jason Kander talks about courage as a progressive in a red state

Sly James discusses Democratic Party priorities in Des Moines 1:52

Sly James discusses Democratic Party priorities in Des Moines

Has the city intentionally let KCI go to seed? Five things to know 0:56

Has the city intentionally let KCI go to seed? Five things to know

Barry Odom: A.J. Logan handled suspension better than MU coach 1:36

Barry Odom: A.J. Logan handled suspension better than MU coach

What's next for Lamonte McIntyre, now freed from prison? 2:38

What's next for Lamonte McIntyre, now freed from prison?

Key play of Chiefs-Steelers game came down to 1/4000th of a second. How we captured it 1:58

Key play of Chiefs-Steelers game came down to 1/4000th of a second. How we captured it

Jackson County's change in assessing Country Club Plaza shorts KC schools 1:19

Jackson County's change in assessing Country Club Plaza shorts KC schools

  • A quick look at some KC music venues

    The opening of the Truman is causing some concern among promoters and venue owners about whether KC can support so many concert spots, yet everyone says 2017 has been a really good year for the music market.