By Lucinda Breeding
University of North Texas alumnus Donovan Payne has been at the hip-hop game since he was a kid in Fort Worth.
As 88 Killa, Payne channels his musical maturation, which mills threads of breakdance, rap and graffiti into his sophomore EP, 88 BPM through DEFDISCO (the label that signed fellow UNT alumna Kaela Sinclair and hip-hop supergroup Public Enemy).
The lead single from Killa’s second effort is “Boomerang,” a bass-heavy banger that poises 88 Killa as a steady threat to posers, fakers and lightweights.
“Quit calling me underrated,” Killa demands, and promises...