Album Announcement: Funk Volume Presents Kato – Kato’s Revenge

Funk Volume Producer Kato to Release Debut Album Feb. 19: Features from Dizzy Wright, Chamillionaire, Chris Webby, Rittz, Jackie Chain & More


 The Album:

The latest addition to the Funk Volume roster, Atlanta-based producer Kato enlists an A-list of features for Kato’s Revenge, the Korean-American producer’s debut album set to be released February 19th. Eerie, riding-around-with-the-windows-down-and-your-seat-leaned-back production reverberates throughout the project, as a slew of independent artists grab the mic to shed light on the dark instrumentals. As Kato explains, “The title, Kato’s Revenge, sounds dark and spiteful, but it really comes from a place of growth and understanding. It’s me taking ‘revenge’ on people that didn’t believe in me throughout my career by way of success, because thats always been the best form of revenge.”

The Singles:

Triumphant horns set the beat ablaze along with timely snare hits and soft strikes of the piano keys on the “Pimpin’ Mane” remix, featuring Rittz, Jackie Chain, Scotty ATL, and Rara. On the auto-tuned “Popular,” Sy Ari Da Kid and K. Camp trade braggadocio rhymes atop a bouncy instrumental. “Day 1 Homies,” featuring Irv Da Phenom, Futuristic, and Chris Webby, is laced with rolling percussion and a hard-hitting bassline amidst vocal coo’s and spaced-out synths. Additional features include label-mates Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton, for whom Kato previously produced the hit singles “Hotel Stripper” and “Skitzo,” as well as Chamillionaire, Denzel Curry, and Trouble. “I have some really dope features,” Kato says, “from Grammy-award winning artists, to “straight-outta-the-hood-and-just-started-rapping” artists. And I brought them all together on one album to deliver good music and inspire people that understand what Kato’s Revenge represents beyond the music.”

Listen to “Popular”:

Listen to “Pimpin’ Mane (Remix)”:

Listen to “Day 1 Homies”:

Stay tuned to LiveMixtapes for the release of Kato’s Revenge on February 19:

01. Intro (Hotel Strippa/H-Town Legend) (ft. Dizzy Wright & Chamillionaire)
02. Popular (ft. Sy Ari Da Kid & K. Camp)
03. On ‘Em (ft. Sy Ari Da Kid & Coolismac)
04. Step Yo Game Up (ft. Dizzy Wright, Tory Lanez, & Jarren Benton)
05. Decatur Booty (ft. Fortebowie, Denzel Curry, & Jus Nice)
06. Pimpin’ Mane (Remix) (ft. Rittz, Jackie Chain, Scotty ATL, & Rara)
07. She Da One (ft. Trouble)
08. Kingdom (ft. Doley Bernays & Kris Kasanova)
09. Indeed (ft. King Holiday)
10. Let ‘Em Hate (ft. King Holiday)
11. Day 1 Homies (ft. Irv Da Phenom, Futuristic, & Chris Webby)
12. We On (ft. Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, & Pounds)
13. Getcha Weight Up (ft. Goldyard & Jarren Benton)
14. K.A.R.M.A. (ft. F5)
15. SKEE TV Freestyle (ft. Chris Webby)
16. Love U Better (ft. Drey Skonie & J. Reyez)

Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with Kato.

Kato Background:

Christopher ‘Kato‘ Ju is a Korean-American music producer. Originally hailing from Fairfax, VA, he moved to Atlanta in 2006 where he currently resides. Kato is currently signed to American rapper Hopsin‘s record label, Funk Volume, as an in-house producer, and is also affiliated with the SMKA production collective out of Atlanta.


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“Pimpin’ Mane (Remix)”:

“Day One Homies”:


“Hotel Stripper:

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