Explain who you are for those who don’t know
I go by the name of Kayeff I am a artist out of Los Angeles, CA if I had to compare myself to anything I’m the man that is born from tragedy, oppression, biased attitudes, struggle I’m a product of reaction. Sounds strange but u know that attitude u feel when someone out does u that I’m going to comeback harder than ever attitude? Inject that into yourself permanently even before your ever outdone, THAT’S ME.
Where are you from?
Los Angeles, CA (south central)
Whats it like growing up where your from?
Man growing up where I’m from just like any other ghetto, everybody around u doing bad some ppl doing a lil better than bad and everybody stepping on each other head for anything that even look like a opportunity to make it out. You watch a lot of friends die young. You suffer through family members with drug addictions, Dad in jail serving so many years you’ll be a grown man before you ever see him free, Crazy statement but where I’m from it’s the cliche ghetto novel that u gotta glorify and paint out to be a love story because that’s your reality and man if u can’t deal with reality as best as possible this life will consume u.
How did you get into music?
Music for me started out as just something to do when there was nothing to do to be honest, I had a couple of friends that wrote music and was doing shows etc etc and I mean I was around it mostly for the turn up but I fell in it 1 day and was actually good at it, it seem like from day 1 it just made sense to me and for me, it became my niche the thing that could embed my everyday experience into someone else ear without me having to talk and seem like I was looking for a pity party. I fell in love with the vastness how my mood and my experiences really reflected my sound, my tone make u feel like you’ve stepped outside of yourself and now your just giving a narrative on your own life.
What is it that you do?
I’m a artist / songwriter I hate to categorize exactly what type of music I make because on a Friday night I might get a bass heavy 808 filled melodic record that u want to take str8 to the club but then on Thursday I might get a piano influenced record with a heavy violin my voice scratched up telling a story full of pain. I’m just a artist as far as what I do I just tell my story what I’ve seen what I experience what I like what I know, I lick as much game as possible.
What are your goals?
I mean my goals are of course to be the 1 of the biggest artist out if not the biggest artist, I wouldn’t be mad at that at all but short term I just want to be heard I know what I have all I will ever need is the listeners, I want to get my family out the hood not that the hood is a terrible place honestly that’s all a lot of us know but I feel like u only get 1 life don’t go through your whole life only seeing 1 side of the spectrum I want to see something different and allow the people that’s been with me through it all to see something new as well.
What are you currently working on?
I just finished up my project S.O.M.L ( Story Of My Life ) don’t have a release date for that yet but I’ll be dropping singles and visuals for the next few weeks to come just building the following so it makes sense when I do put it out. And I’m currently working on the follow up tape as well as a collaboration tape with 1 of my compadres.
How do you feel about the current state of HipHop?
Man I feel like Hip Hop is what hip hop has always been fresh, new, groundbreaking. I don’t necessarily like everyone’s music that I hear but at the same time when u go to a art gallery you’re not interested in every piece of artwork u see we have to remember this is still art I respect the composition if not anything else.
Hip Hop is in a great place a lot of the youth are able to break out and get to the bag and feed they family and buy nice shit without having to take penitentiary chances and that’s dope, more artist each and everyday, I like to see it!
Anything you would like to say?
Man stay on the look out for my upcoming project S.O.M.L , tap in to my socials “Ihatekayeff” on everything including SoundCloud. Go Tap in to my new single RIDIN’ and just stay tuned in man watch this journey I was On hiatus for a second but now I’m back and I’m applying pressure.