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KXNTO - Interview

1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?

I am KXNTO, and i’m from Virginia 

2. What made you start making music?

Listening to mixtapes and beattapes in middle school.

3. Who are your influences? Travis $cott ICYTWAT, LORDFUBU, SPACEGHOSTPURPP, Tuamie, The Neptunes, Tyler the Creator, Lex Luger, etc.

4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now? 

I feel like underground has it’s ups and downs throughout the 10’s imo, but 2020 we finna come back strong.

5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music? 

make music that have the whole world shaking their head, and meet new people.

6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be?  

I would thank my grandma, rest in peace, without her there would be no KXNTO honestly, she showed would take me to church, and once service was over i would rush over to play the piano. but I’m ass though, lol.

7. What is your process for recording music ?  

Well, I’ve been on a rapping hiatus as of 2016 to work on making beats, but what I used to do was take my moms laptop and record my vocals on audacity using whatever I found useful. earbuds, earphones, cheap mic.

8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for? 

I want to drop something on christmas before 2019 ends but, I’ve been hesitant about it .

9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper? 

I feel like my favorite part of being a musician is I get to express myself, I get to tell a story when I create beats. 

10. What impact do you want to have on the world? 

I want to encourage people who have an interest in making their own music, that it’s never to late. You could be 80 years old in a nursing making some good shit. 

11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying? 

It was a hobby at the beginning but, I want to take this seriously full time once I graduate from High School.

12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why? 

My favorite artist in the rap game got to be $ilkmoney. His bars are impeccable, you could give him the trashest beat of all time and he run laps around that mf, real shit.

13. what does the music you create make you feel?

I feel like every track is in its own world, it’s own mood & atmosphere.

14. why is music so important and dear to your heart ?

Music is so important to me because, I always wanted to be a singer/rapper/producer since elementary. Music got me through the toughest times in my life and now I want to make music that can help get through others tough times y’know.

15. Taking this as a passion what works best with you for endeavors you may face (regarding to music)? 

School and money to promote music etc.

16. whats your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?

I haven’t collaborated with anybody as of today.

17. who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?

I usually find random images on google and tweak them a bit with photoshop, but I always wanted to use my drawings as cover art though.

18. who makes most of your beats or production? 

Me :)

19. who is one artist you wish to work on music with and why?

It’s hard to choose honestly because I believe I could make fire work with any artist.

20. who is one producer you wish to work with and why?

ICYTWAT, that nigga beattapes got me through middle school and high school. 

(twat if you’re reading this lets collab on s beattape together 


21 do you have any upcoming shows in the next couple months ?

Nah, it’d be cool to go because I never been to one before. 

22 for people who havent heard of you what sets you apart from other artists?

I’m not afraid to test waters with different genres. Some beats have elements of different genres or some beats might have certain melodies that bring nostalgia to the listener.

23 at the end of the day what does music mean to you ?

Music is where I can tell my stories, my vision, and just something I can vibe to.

24. Any live shows or projects you got coming up? 

I MIGHT drop something on christmas, then I got a big project I would drop coming into 2020.

25. Where can the people that checked out this interview find you?

My Soundcloud, Bandcamp,KXNTO. My Instagram and Twitter, sinsfortythree.

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