Whats Up Kinfolk Kollab!! We actually loved your guys newest self titled mixtape !! One in all our major contributors BOOM reviewed it and gave it eight/10!! We perceive that that is your guys first collab mission? An in that case, what made you guys determine to start out making music collectively!
Ok.A.T.O.: nicely personally when kinfolk Kollab was established, beforehand I used to be thinkin at some point in my room lengthy n exhausting.. and I spotted me and Jamel each are striving for a similar objective, and our kinds complimented one another and he’s like Household to me and at the moment he additionally had a studio, at some point I known as him on the telephone and informed him in regards to the title kinfolk Kollab, n the thought to kind collectively and he was like hell yea let’s do it he immediately fucked wit it n he thought the title was catchy too! Now we have nice adoration for one another
Jamel Deon: Sure sir, it’s our first collab mission. So far as us starting to collaborate, ima take it again to the very first time we did a file. I requested him to hop on two information of mine on my mixtape “The Pen Prodigy 2” and we began constantly collaborating ever since. Lots of people felt our kinds complimented each other and we simply rolled with it. So far as Kinfolk Kollab beginning, it was identical to he mentioned, he reached out to me and informed me in regards to the thought. As soon as I heard the title, I knew it was one thing I needed to leap on board with. I felt it had nice potential to be one thing and I needed to be aside of that.
What space codes do you all symbolize!? Any native music influences!?
Ok.A.T.O.: nicely you see Kinfolk Kollab is kinda like this one nation factor, to me it’s not likely about the place u from, it’s about how u come, however thus far we symbolize the 702, the D, and your complete west aspect and coast, I really like California that’s like my second dwelling the cities, the air, the ladies, the freeway the 110, roscoes, simply every little thing plus most of my household on my mothers aspect from on the market and household from my dads aspect from the Midwest/east, that is wat occurs when west coast Gs and east coast Gs mate we’re the embodiment, and so far as native influences, shit I assume u can say our friends they’re the native affect we affect one another the power reciprocates off each other all of us our totally different in our personal means everybody has a narrative, it’s like a pleasant competitors, however as soon as I group or particular person breath they finest consider all of us gone break by way of.
Jamel Deon: We come from out of Las Vegas, the 702. Nonetheless, like Ok.A.T.O. Stated, Kinfolk Kollab is extra of a one nation factor and that’s what we view it as each time we are saying the title. I assume you may say that’s the a part of the model. No matter the place you from, if you happen to roll how we roll and also you all about studying to be higher by the day whereas additionally having enjoyable together with your folks, you Kinfolk Kollab. So far as native influences, I wouldn’t say they’re influences, however there are loads artists out in Vegas I fuck with heavy. I like Dizzy Wright, Pooh Pistols, JerrytheBlack, James West, Donnie Kennz, Spectro Da King, the record goes on. Loads of expertise out right here that folks don’t find out about.
Inform us in regards to the underground Hip Hop scene on the market the place you guys are from!?
Ok.A.T.O.: Each native out right here has a chance of knowin somebody chances are you’ll know particularly within the hip hop class out right here, and belief me all of us hungry and after that one factor, success; and to get recognized, and I really feel as if Jamel and I actually wanna put town on the map it’s extra than simply gettin recognized, identical to New York has 5 boroughs, now we have boroughs or districts out right here too, the EastSide, the Westside, Northtown, Henderson, summerlin, the strip, and Downtown. Vegas is a melting pot of various and eccentric artist out right here this can be a metropolis of range Kuz everybody from all over the place, however on the similar time there’s ppl like Jamel and I who is aware of the ends and outs of town who’re natives right here born n raised, our Hometown. Thas the distinction.
Jamel Deon: Aww man, after I inform you there’s a lot expertise out right here, I’m not even joking. I really feel Vegas will get missed in terms of the hip hop scene. I really feel if we received the identical publicity as different locations, we might actually give the trade a run for his or her cash and blow some muthafuckas out the water. Niggas out right here actually spitting and I’m not saying that simply because. You gotta be there and know folks to know what I’m speaking about.
Let’s face it, social media since 2015 has grown tremendously, particularly IG!!! Inform us how is your IG grind trying, and the way have you ever been capable of sustain with the excessive demand on social media?
Ok.A.T.O.: It has grown sure and I bear in mind solely havin essentially the most, 200 possibly 300 followers now it has grown to 890 followers, actual followers, ppl I often meet alongside the way in which, or strangers checkin out my music and even ppl who’ve mutual associates with me. Each social media I felt had its reign, and now I really feel as if Instagram has takin the lead, as a result of ppl love pictures they like to see different folks’s lives through a magnifying glass even when it’s an image wit phrases or a brief snippet video Lengthy movies or goin stay on digicam, so when u mix that wit music. It’s like peanut butter and jelly, it goes hand in hand wit each other followers must see the face behind the music then they wish to see the story behind the face, itz the Nostalgic feelin it makes u really feel ever extra nearer to that artist. The extra catchy and constant materials u drop on there, the extra curiosity and curiosity your followers/ followers take to you. It’s the anticipation of fine and new music the fan desires which will increase your fan base additionally being trustworthy together with your followers and interacting can catapult your following.
Jamel Deon: Man, you ain’t mendacity. Social media been rising by the day. However my IG grind been rising slowly however absolutely. Particularly with making an attempt to work on extra advertising and marketing and branding, it has been getting up there. I’m not large on social media however I do my finest to maintain up with sure tendencies by way of some homies of mine and catching wind of it randomly. I’m solely 21 however I swear I be feeling like I’m in my 40s or 50s when it come to new social media tendencies generally, haha. Generally I can’t sustain however I strive.
Please breakdown the artistic course of to your self-titled mixtape! Is that you just guys on the duvet?
Ok.A.T.O.: Sure that’s us on the duvet ! We used some footage from skilled pictures we took individually, conjoined them collectively by utilizing connections sure people in that subject of occupation to domesticate artwork in such a means as this mixtape cowl, the idea of the tape was to point out u are lyrical prowess and storytelling to ship the message with substance in addition to having ardour and circumstances that folks can relate too to thrive out in our songs, but have that catchiness to it, I wish to say assume as if u had been the listener, if u had been in there footwear, how would you want to listen to the music or have the music perceived
Jamel Deon: So, in regards to the cowl, Ok.A.T.O.’s image was completed professionally by way of dude he knew and mine was taken off my telephone after I was out on the strip one night time, aha. So far as the artistic course of, we had been primarily targeted on making an attempt to showcase our lyrical means on principally authentic beats but additionally aiming for a light-weight, carefree temper. It was some trial and error we went by way of as nicely contemplating it’s our first mission collectively and we didn’t know precisely what our sound was as a duo but. No matter concepts we had on the time, we rolled with it, experimented, and made do with what we had.
How usually do you guys carry out stay?? Any indie DIY excursions within the works?
Ok.A.T.O.: Someday we wish to go on tour and journey, however proper now the main focus is gettin our music on the market and heard regionally my boy gettin his following up in Arizona and I’m gettin mine in Cali, and so far as reveals go we do reveals and venues regionally in joints in Vegas and Arizona and proper now I did a pair stay performances already in downtown Vegas and down by the strip however I plan on branchin out California finally solely on the music trade fan base that’s already there to start with.
Jamel Deon: We truly haven’t carried out stay collectively but! Now we have carried out earlier than on a solo tip however not as a bunch. I’m presently staying in Arizona proper now and he’s out in Las Vegas nonetheless. Within the close to future as we progress, we do plan to get some stay reveals in collectively. It’s by no means too late
How do you are feeling about the entire XAN & LEAN development these children these days are on!!!..LOL??? Be trustworthy, do you employ a few of that stuff??..LOL
Ok.A.T.O.: Lol thas humorous it was this one time I attempted lean but it surely was weak I didn’t really feel something plus I assumed it was silly, I received mad and went again to sippin some Amsterdam I fairly fuck wit weed and drank all day, fuck all that, to me I really feel like that shit slows u down mentally and bodily, however to be Trustworthy an excessive amount of of something can hinder you, and to me this complete drug development is silly in rap we went from talkin about how medicine can destroy our households and homies and that the federal government put crack in our hoods to glorifying it in music as this fad, it simply don’t make no sense anymore the brand new technology don’t perceive the boundaries of sure issues and that is one in every of them, folks die from these medicine hell all of the shit take is one time, it’s simply absurd to me. I wanna say two every his personal however then I don’t wanna brush it off neither, well being is wealth fuck all that different shit folks shouldn’t let issues simply affect them.
Jamel Deon: Man, I’ve no touch upon that in terms of that shit lol. It’s beginning to get too out of hand to me and I select to remain out of it. For me, I’d fairly stick to simply weed and a few liquor each on occasion. That’s ok for me.
What you bought cooking subsequent? Something particular for 2018!!??
Ok.A.T.O.: Sure !! My boy simply dropped his breather and I’ve an extended awaited solo mixtape the followers been waitin on earlier than we even began Kinfolk Kollab. You see Jamel was already forward of me in his music catalogue as a result of studio entry, I’ve at all times had music written in my books and telephone however by no means knew the proper ppl to assist me to get the place I’m now till I met him and Rocky, Jamel had connections and knew ppl. I used to freestyle in school however by no means actually took the rappin factor severe till after Highschool, however my closest associates at all times informed me to maintain goin with it your so proficient u ought to actually take it severe lol simply being a bug in my ear but it surely was solely as a result of they noticed potential so at some point I lastly determined, and it was on from then on.
Jamel Deon: Man, as of proper now, we truly simply shot the video for “The place You From” which might be dropping actually quickly. I additionally been pushing out my solo single known as “The Breather” as nicely. & then Ok.A.T.O. Is engaged on his debut solo mission proper now which needs to be out quickly. So we simply working concurrently on each our solo careers and for the duo. Simply studying as we go and strategizing.
Our hottest query, what’s your definition of “Underground Hip Hop”?
Ok.A.T.O.: Underground hip hop are the locals, the true folks, the impartial artists, we’re the personification of true hip hop!
Jamel Deon: My definition is hip hop that’s unapologetic, uncooked, and uncut! Hip hop that basically connects to the folks and embodies the tradition as an entire.
The place can followers discover your music? Drop all hyperlinks!!
Jamel Deon: You could find all our hyperlinks on the backside proper right here. Verify all that out and tell us what yall assume.
Ok.A.T.O.: Ah man yea thus far on SoundCloud, YouTube, Fb, and Twitter as soon as this mixtape is finished ima have that on Spotify, you’ll find our Kinfolk Kollab mixtape on Spotify as nicely.
Any Shout Outs??
Ok.A.T.O.: Shout to Prince D and TNB, Dope music, my boy Briel, my boy junior tryna get down wit the music too I see ya boy, my boi Donnie Kennz thas my dawg, my boi Cleetus the cat thas my highway dawg, Quran, Spectro, Juju, my homies proper there, the kuzzin Malcolm maintain doin yo thang mane, my household, I wanna say FreeTru Freesox my cousin within the pound proper now, and everyone that has supported us alongside the way in which I can’t bear in mind everyone title in the meanwhile however don’t really feel ignored, everybody we met alongside the way in which our family and friends had introduced us right here shout to everybody that I missed thanks for continued help, help the true don’t help the faux !
Jamel Deon: Man, shout out to the entire North Las Vegas, particularly the primary ones which were down with me because the starting. All of them know who they’re. Additionally, a significant salute to these in Arizona which were displaying me love ever since I been out with. One like to my household and people who symbolize hip hop to the fullest. A lot love and blessings to you all.