Up next, we have KvngRa, a buzzing artist hailing from South Carolina with dope flows and a sick swag to match. His music is insightful and will be pleasing among new ears. We recently did an interview with the cool one about his new music, what he has learned in the rap game and what’s his upcoming plans. Peep it below.
Tell us about yourself and your music.
I am a 20 year old versatile, analyst, and student to the game from Santee, South Carolina. I have a cozy fashion and love to be enlightened by people with the experiences they’ve gone through and inform them about my own. My goal is to be a provider for my family, while being positive and creative. Music gives me the ability to achieve this goal. In my music you’ll hear my story, perspective, and the surroundings of my past and present day life.
How would you describe your sound?
I have a southern sound with an up north twist. My beat selection is mostly bass heavy because of my southern influence, but I try to incorporate the lyrics and wordplay that you would hear from a more traditional east coast artist.
Talk about the experience making “Squad”?
“Squad” was the first track I made that was fully put together. I liked it because it was the reality of an everyday experience with my people. It creates a vibe. As soon as I heard the beat, I knew that it was different from what people expected from me. I really found my voice and where I was comfortable on a beat.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
Currently I am finishing up my debut album, “Santee Sentiment.” Creating this album made a huge impact on my life and helped form an unbreakable bond with my manager, Diggy Metro. Both helped me figure out who I am as a person and what I can do as an artist. I am a leader for those who have a similar background. I feel I’m also informative to the ones who want to know about how a kid thinks growing up around chaos.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
Performing at my first show with my team in Carlstadt, NJ was an experience I’ll never forget. The day before, I was in my bathroom mirror looking at my facial expressions and going over the five songs I was going to perform. I went to sleep listening to my playlsit on repeat. The night came and a lot of friends and fans started to flood the floor and we were going crazy for my brothers on stage. Before I knew it, it was my turn to perform. My palms were moisted immediately. I took two shots of Jack Daniels and grabbed the mic to perform. Keep in mind none of my music is released anywhere and none of my friends have heard my music. It amazed me that everyone was screaming the hook after hearing it one time and jumping up and down. They were having so much fun with eachother and knowing that I was the cause put a huge smile on my face.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s)
Two main stream artists that I woud like to collab with are Chance The Rapper and Kendrick Lamar. An independent artist that I would like to collab with is Dizzy Wright. To me all three of these artist have character that can’t be taught and they don’t box themselves in as just a rapper. They aren’t afraid of giving their perspective and keeping it real with people about how their life is and how society is in general.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
I really enjoy working with children and watching them develop into model human beings. I would also like to help feed the homeless. So I guess I really just want to be the behind-closed-doors superhero.I find pleasure in helping people suceed.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
I learned that if you want to be successful in the indie scene, your work ethic has to be on point. I don’t think people understand how much work goes into being an independent artist. You need to have a job that helps you fund your art. You need to put a lot of time and effort into it. You also need to have confidence that the harder you work, the better you’ll succeed.
What can we expect from you in the future?
First you can expect my album to be coming in the next couple months, so I’m excited about that. After that, a lot of performances and definitely more music. I don’t want people to think that just because my album drops that I’ll take a break on creating music.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Don’t think because you didn’t get it on the first try, that it means you’ll never get it. Its all about how you envision yourself reaching your goals. Surround yourself with positivity and people that help you reach your goals.
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