Artist Interview: KARMA
Tell us about yourself and your music
I am a Bay area native who started rapping in the ’90s. I was going down the wrong path until I had an intervention with God. I had a vision of my own death. God gave me a warning in a premonition and I turned from my ways. I became a spokesman, a preacher and a rapper for the kingdom of God. What I have been through heavily influences the style that I have
Talk to us more about your latest release
I have a single called I’m Mad About It off of the Takeover album.
What inspired you to write this release?
What inspired me to write this song was because of an encounter I had with a fellow Christian. The lady said that the same people that were in the church, were in the club so I wrote a song about the inconsistent character that is seen in the church.
Describe the writing and recording process
My approach to an album is, I get before God and I ask him ” what do you want me to say? ” God then gives me a theme for an album and inspires my production and my lyrics.
Any plans to release a video?
Yes, I plan to do a video for the single I’m Mad About It.
Any plans to hit the road?
I will be performing at the black history event in Sacramento, CA. on February 2nd.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I have a unique style and I try to stay consistent within the style that I have. I always strive to be better with every project and give every album my all.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I listen to Lecrae, Trip Lee, Tedashi and Cross Movement.
Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influence was Tupac. Before I became a Christian, I would listen to his music and he was the first rapper I heard put God in his raps.
Tell us about your passions
My passion is to share my Savior with the world. Gospel rap music has come a long way but still has a long way to go and I would like to be a part of the advancement of the gospel rap genre.
What else is happening next in your world?
I have two projects that I have completed one is a mixtape and the other is an EP called Kingdom Business so look out for that.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Keith
Connect with KARMA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarmaChrist?s=09Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/artist/4938212Youtube: https://youtu.be/FSN_hwJfoS0