Artist Interview: Kayman
Tell us about yourself and your music
I was born and raised in Durham, NC. I was the youngest of my siblings until my 2 little sisters came in the picture. Growing up I was influence by Jay-Z, Wu Tang Clan, sometimes different types of artist and music. My music is really diversity from hip hop to alternative, and rock. My music sometimes tells a story or talk about social issues. Also, I do some party tracks just try to mix it up once in awhile. I always tried to have a message in each song. Also, uplift my people and others with some knowledge.
Talk to us more about your latest release
Religion Vs. The World was my latest release I have been out since June 2016. The project were songs about something that could relate to the title Religion vs.The World or it either relate to religion or the world or both. The songs will be a different with the beat and the lyrics.
What inspired you to write this release?
When I was 18, I was at some church some part of me was thinking about how I listen to or influence around people who lives in the world or religion lifestyle.
Any plans to release a video?
I want to release a video for the track “Sexpot.” I am not sure how it is going to because me and another artist was on the track. I want him and myself on the video just haven’t come with ideal for music. I am not sure if I will do any for singles part of Religion Vs. The World.
Any plans to hit the road?
I don’t have any tour dates, but I am planning on do some travel to perform outside of my state (North Carolina). I just do what I can get heard beside anything stupid. I plan on going to perform in Atlanta, New York, but I am trying to see what other places I can go that has a music scene in the east coast.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Beside used social media I tried to go places and perform. Also, I do got my own website and business card.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I been listening to J. Cole, Schoolboy Q, Cassidy, Logic, Joyner Lucas, Hollywood Undead, From Ashes To New, Jay-Z, Crazy Town, Snow Tha Product, and more. Also, listen to some the local artist in my area from NC or anyone who rocks with me. It is a lot more artist just so many I can’t name them all.
Tell us about your passions
I am passion about fashion, acting, sewing, and experience the world. I wish I can travel a lot, but I do not get a chance.
What else is happening next in your world?
I will try to some more performing and work another mixtape will the release date will be announced, but the title of the mixtape called BR2 (The Black Rose 2).
Thanks for an awesome interview, Khalif!