It’s nice to see an artist be authentic nowadays. When the current trends and the microwave raps that we hear on the radio, it sounds refreshing when something different comes up. Here comes Kieng, a hip hop artist with talent and a lot of good lyricism. Case in point, his latest single, “Identity Crisis” is proof of good hip hop. So, we are delighted to interview Kieng about his “Identity Crisis” single, upcoming plans, and some life lesson he has learned along the way.
Tell us about yourself and your music.
Well I’m just a man, a man that has a story, a typical story with twist and turns. I never grew up running away from my problems as a child and it shows in my music. I have addressed every issue from the good and the bad and ugly everything from custody issues with my ex-wife to parties to happiness with my new wife. It ís all in this album I have grown to be a strong individual and nobody can stop me but me.
How would you describe your sound?
My sound if I had to sum it up. I would say a west coast tempo with a dirty south bounce and very malacotic its music no a genre its music.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
This song was an eye opener to me personally. This is exactly how I see myself now as I listen back; it send chills up my spine because it ís a true constant struggle for energy for me.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
I’m currently working on the complete album. Also entitled “Identity Crisis,” a personal story between family and music. I am documenting to whole project here Kieng.illicitdynasty.com.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
Despite working with major artist like Tommy Doo, Stan the guitar man and movement music project this album and the anticipation is my career highlight. This is my story the truth and nothing but the trust the ups and downs of a man.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
Krayzie Bone hands down he is in my top 3 favorite artist, not rapper but artist.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
I’m a Mario brothers groupie. I love everything Mario, even have a 1up tattoo.
Whatís one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
It ís a river that you can fight, so I have learned to use the current for my benefit.
What can we expect from you in the future?
This album will be released June 21st 2017, expect the unexpected this will not be like any album out today.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Would like to thank all the fans for the support and your continued support and thank you for accompanying me on the journey.
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