Classically trained musician, Nkenge 1x, has been building a name for himself on the LA scene. The Virginia-born emcee and producer has been seen on major outlets like The Fader, Sway’s Universe, Complex, and Artistic Manifesto. Nkenge has also worked with emerging artists signed to TIG and Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint in a writer and producer capacity.

He’s celebrating the release of his new single, “Wayment,” an appetizer for fans and blogs to chew on while he stays in the lab finalizing the details of his upcoming album, The Derivative of Talent: A Negro Spiritual. The song is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other major online music retailers; give it a spin!