Explain who you are for those who don’t know
Wassup World My name is KT Rasta I’m a rapper & actor from the south side of Chicago and also CEO of Goon Muzik Ent.
How did you come up with your name?
Everybody and they mama already knew me by the name of KT since I was growing up. In my neighborhood the people around me were also heavy weed smokers and I began smoking kush, yeah that ganja, around the same time I began growing my dreads. I always looked up to Bob Marley because of his character and he was apart of the Rastafari religion so when I started music, I just took that abbreviation and called myself KT Rasta.
Where are you from?
I’m from Chicago, Illinois- Englewood area to be exact. I grew up on 55th & 56th Carpenter street in the hood known as No Luv City.
Whats it like growing up where your from?
Everyday is a motherf*cking movie I’m not lying bro. Police acting like the LAPD shooting unarmed teenagers, hella gang wars, robberies, all that shit man. But at the same time it’s fun and always lit because we know how to party. Everybody hustling and we all trying to make it out and see better days for our family and feed our loved ones. I salute Famous Dex, because he’s from the exact area that I am and he made it out without dissing other rappers or talking down on someone. That takes courage and faith.
How did you get into music?
I started off playing football, I was on my NFL grind for a minute in highschool. I ended up getting hurt right before the pre-season and began writing raps while I was at home bored. After a while I started feeling the music more and more, next thing I know i was rap battling in the hallways, cafeteria, locker rooms, everywhere on some meek mill shit. I had a homie who used to rap by the name of King Chaney and bro kept telling me to hop in the studio with him. One day we went to record and the song sounded hot so we made a video on our street and had the whole neighborhood playing it through the summer time. Did my first show after that and recorded hella more videos, now I’m here.
What makes you different than other artists?
All of my songs take you on a different path you feel me. One day I might drop something rapping about how mad I am losing a homie, the next day I’ll drop something that makes you want to buy a lambo or get high as hell at a house party. My supporters feel a connection with me through my lyrics every time. I tell stories bro, one of the only rappers in my city who actually has meaning in his music. I don’t exaggerate the things I do like lie about the number of drugs or crimes I’ve did. Everything I speak is factual and can be confirmed by anyone that knows me personally. I’m just that nigga bro I can’t lie haha. I’m the most humbled, yet cocky guy you would ever meet.
What are you currently working on?
I just dropped my debut tape “The World Is Mines” a couple of weeks ago and it’s going crazy on the web right now. I have around 300k Youtube views and I’m currently working on shooting videos to about ten songs this year that the fans weren’t expecting, just to thank them for their support and to do more shows. Gotta stay busy out here, keep applying pressure.
Anything you would like to say?
Shout out to Hip Hop’s Revival for the opportunity, it’s always a blessing. Make sure y’all get my latest project off of Spinrilla ASAP and check out them hot ass videos on Youtube. – KT Rasta
KT Rasta’s Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnfCTuJCzoATIkYl9maLumepyqPtm086t
KT Rasta “The World Is Mines” Mixtape https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/kt-rasta-the-world-is-mines