Rap: Punks w/Narcotics

Punks with Narcotics and Crystal Booker


KANSAS CITY – Punks with Narcotics (aka PWN) are the next big thing! Their music is a narcotic. Once you hear it you will want more of it! Discovered by Hollywood Ric-Hard and Dis Most, who are Both West Coast Rappers at the talent showcase they held at The Rivers Bend Restaurant in Parkville, MO these guys have what it takes to make it all the way to the top.

Their stage presence is awesome! It is amazing to watch them perform. From the moment they step on stage it becomes very apparent that these guys are not your average group.  They have what it takes to go all the way! I got the chance to chat one on one with them and there definitely is more to them than meets the eye.

CRYSTAL: What does PWN stand for?

PWN: Punks with Narcotics

CRYSTAL: How long have you been doing music?

PWN: We’ve all been doing it for about 4 years now, but we’ve been doing it together for about a year and a half.

CRYSTAL: Who were some of your early musical influences?

PWN: A lot of early influences were Hip Hop, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Beastie Boys. Growing up in the 90’s Generation X has a lot of the music that we love. We try to keep everything original and fresh and put a spin on what PWN is, because we incorporate a lot more than Hip Hop in regards to our rock guitar. We can perform in front of any type of crowd and make it rock.

CRYSTAL: So, how does it feel to be Hollywood Ric-Hard and Dis Most from the West coast’s latest find?

PWN: It feels good. It’s what we’ve been working for. It’s a blessing. It’s a first step to the beginning of the rest of our lives.

CRYSTAL: Has everybody been really supportive?

PWN: Honestly it’s such an original style and movement in itself. We’re trying to make a statement, so a lot of people don’t want to instantly jump on the bus until they get an ok from the industry. That’s what we’ve been waiting for. So, if someone big like Ric-Hard and Dis Most and their people start supporting us and everyone gets the ok I think we’re going to take off. I feel we could bring something new to the Hip Hop music of today breaking down barriers. It’s all about love. All of it is art.

CRYSTAL: That is true music is the universal language. Do you have any advice for other aspiring artists?

PWN: Whatever you have keep it going. Stay true to your music. Don’t set standards that you honestly might never achieve. Let whatever happens happen and things happen for a reason. Not just music or anything like that is art, but everything is art. That’s the most important thing. If you look at every connection with anyone you have in life is a form of art. Express yourself. Don’t try to be somebody else. Look at yourself in the mirror and know that is truly you and whatever you’re doing and whatever voice you hear on the track that’s you the words they’re real and everything.

CRYSTAL: If someone wanted to know more about you do you have a Face Book or Twitter?

PWN: Yes you can check us out on Reverb Nation. That’s reverbnation.com/punkssoundlabpwn. We have a My Space. We’re not on Facebook yet until we get out total package together. We plan to come on Facebook with everything ready to go. We’re doing work this summer to get a Mix Tape out and get an album out and hit the road to get the word out.

CRYSTAL: You’re definitely with the right people for that. I know Ric Hard and Dis Most have big plans for you guys.

PWN: Yes ma’am they came and found us.

CRYSTAL: Lucky for us they did. I want to thank you for taking time to speak with me. I wish you much success in your career.

PWN: Thank you so much.

Crystal BookerCrystal Booker, a distinguished member of the Kansas City Film Critic’s Circle, is the movie critic of Kansas City’s Magic 107.3 FM. She is also a contributing writer to I Love Black Movies.com. To view her movie reviews, click here. For the latest reports and celebrity interviews, check out “Crystal on the Scene.” She welcomes both your questions and comments at [email protected]


  1. which Seven-Eleven did you find these guys???? Never heard of em

  2. CB, why do you keep dishin us da scoop on rappers nobody heard uv? damn babygirl, not tryin to hate but i aint never heard of no n*ggas named PWN. if you gone put somebody on blast make sure we know who dey iz. U used to drop da scoop on famous people. what happen’d?

  3. come on fellas…. give the group a chance. everybody has to start somewhere. they say KC is full of haters. dont make the myth a reality. either give support or keep your mean comments to yo’ self.


  5. dont no rappers come out of KC

    tech 9 is the only one

    you fellas better find a new line of work


  6. Punks with narcotics – right outside the city on youtube. And casey umm theres also mac dre, eminem was born in st. joseph which is 30 minutes of kc. mac lethal, fat tone, kutt kalhoun, irv da phenom, and krizz kaliko are also notable rappers.

  7. These cats don’t know nothin about KC!! Get you some Phantom*, The Greatest Show on Earth right here in KC.

  8. If you haven’t heard of PWN’s music till now, then that’s nobody’s fault but your own. Get out there in the grit and unearth those budding homegrown artists for yourself. It’s not fair to chastise Crystal for trying to help a new-to-the-scene group establish a base and to allow their roots to take hold. She’s doing a beautiful thing! Give their music a listen – I did – and see what you think, then come back and tell web your thoughts.

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