Beyond the music with Kimo Jeepaz

Tell us about yourself and your music

I was born in Jamaica and moved to the UK and now live in Bedford. I think the UK is awesome and so is Jamaica and a lot of my music expresses that I like to pay homage to both cultures in my songs. I am about 5’11 in height and if I was not an artist I would be doing real estate. I grow up listening to a wide range of music which is why I am inspired by people like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Tory Lanez as artists they are very versatile. My music is giving everyone a taste of where dancehall music is headed at times I think I am way ahead of my time but people will enjoy catching up while catching a vibe to my tracks so it’s okay.

Talk to us more about your latest release

The release “Do What I Like” is all about personal freedom. I think everyone is striving for some kind of freedom, all we have to do to see this is look around. The Black lives matter campaign, the LGBT movement, Feminism, people wanting to create passive income. This all comes down to that one thing that we all have in common and that is that we all want to be liberated! Free to do what we want, mate with who wants to mate with, move wherever, etc.

What inspired you to write this release?

The release was inspired by my urge to actually speak out about personal freedom. So many people think the same way and feel the same thing but it is rare that people will actually come out and say it because perhaps of the fear of what other people will think but I want to encourage people to do whatever they want and that makes them happy. So long as they are not harming anyone then live free!

Describe the writing and recording process

Recording the track was fun, I recorded the single at Lcamz studio and J Spades sent his verse over for us to mix in the studio. Pretty straight forward process and the rest is history as they say.

Any plans to release a video?

Any plans to hit the road?

Of course! I enjoy performing for my fans, my team and I will be aiming to get on a lot of university events this year for freshers. However, with COVID-19 still looming we are uncertain how things will play out.

As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?

I am unique in the sense that I draw influence from two different cultures and throw them in a blender to produce the best of Jamaican and British on one track. I try not to be cold towards the fans because without their support I am nothing.

Who have you been listening to lately?

I have been listening to Drake, Koffee, and some UK Drill music but I try not to take too much of it is because I want to maintain my own sound which I think is quite unique.

Who are your biggest influences?

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Tory Lanez

Tell us about your passions

I am passionate about making people feel uplifted hence why a lot of my early music was motivational and now more recently aimed at getting people up off the sofa and dancing.

What else is happening next in your world?

In my world, we keep dancing! I have a few more singles to release this year because I know my fans want to see more consistency from me so I want to give them that.



Thanks for an awesome interview, Kimo Jeepaz



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