Can you tell us a little bit more about your background?
Well, I’m the 3rd of 4 for my mom and the first for my dad, I was raised by my grandma who later passed when I was 9!
Do you have any musicians in your family?
Yes, my dad, he’s the one that truly inspired me to go into music, and my uncle was a songwriter back in his days.
Who were your role models growing up?
My dad, Michael Jackson, Vybz Kartel, Kanye West, Tupac, Biggie and Jay Z.
What made you get into music producing to start with?
Was there a particular event or something? I never said this to anyone, but I started Lucid dreaming about everything before I even started doing what I am doing.
Would you say your sound is different from the mainstream?
No, I wouldn’t say my sound is much different from the mainstream.
Do you think that music in Jamaica is similar to the one in the States these days?
Well, Jamaica is a huge influence in the hip-hop industry so I would say yes cause what’s playing in the streets of Jamaica is definitely playing in the states as well.
How’s the music community in your city? Do you get a lot of support from like-minded people?
Where I live is explicitly an excellent place for anyone who wants to get into music. There’re a lot of musicians who are looking to make it out where I am from so there is a lot of support.
Do you work full-time and make music on the side? How do you manage to balance everything?
I don’t produce music full-time as of yet. I am just hustling and making my music on the side. How I manage to balance myself is by staying grounded and always remembering what the primary goal of mine is.
What motivates you? Is it your family, your vision, or the community?
My vision is what keeps me going because no one never believed in me. That’s what keeps me motivated and my head above waters.
How do you deal with days when you feel down?
I don’t feel down at all. All I do is tell myself that’s it’s just another day, and like every other day it will come and go.
Which artist are your favourites?
Bob Marley, Jay Z, Drake, Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G, Vybz Kartel, Michael Jackson, Travis Scott, 50 Cent and Tory Lanez.
What’s your favourite inspirational quote?
“Cometh the hour, Cometh the man.”
What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
“The Alchemist,” “Think Rich, Grow Rich.”
Do you have any big projects coming up?
Yes, I got my Debut EP dropping early 2019 to cap off 2018.
How do you market your music? Is it social media only, or do you also implement other techniques?
I market through social media and in person as well. Most artists mess up by asking for subs and likes. I don’t ask for either. All I do is offer quality music.
Before we wrap everything up, do you have anything you want to tell aspiring artists who don’t think they’ll ever see the light at the end of the tunnel?
Yes, stay consistent, focus, and plan ahead. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t make it. Believe in yourself.
How can people reach out to you?
Can reach me on my official accounts IG @kb_inpvt_, Twitter: THEKIFROMJA.
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