“I’m still facing challenges. Where I’m from it’s hard for someone without a club sound to get booked in clubs.”
Check out the interview with Kill Cosmos exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Kill Cosmos: Growing up with my dad he wouldn’t allow me to listen to rap music, but he had a great taste in r&b and gospel. My sister during her teenage years had every rap album, so when I went to visit her that’s all she would play which made me fall in love with the art at a young age. I didn’t think about rapping until The Drought 3 came out and Lil Wayne blew my mind on first listen. I started writing everyday trying to be cemented in hip hop as a legend.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Don’t, the rap game is already too saturated; there’s too many rappers and not enough doctors and teachers.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I’m still facing challenges. Where I’m from it’s hard for someone without a club sound to get booked in clubs. I’m a laid back rapper that talks about the struggle and overcoming it. No one is interested in that around here. Building a solid team was a challenge but me, Shay, Kill Joel, Phantom, and Sureshot Spacehead Almighty is a machine in the making.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
In my area people respond more to artists in person handing out CDs, but social media is how I got my international canvas.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from a small town where everybody knows everybody. The artists here are very hungry and talented. I feel like we’re all on the cusp of a breakthrough, but the audience won’t get behind it. We support each other.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself on the “Freshman” cover.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration is life itself, but artistically I draw from Freddy Mercury, Lil Wayne, Kanye, and Pharcyde to name a few. Almost everything that reaches my ears has and impact on me.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I hate it. 95% of radio sucks and most of the music that’s being pushed hard is whack as fuck. These new rap artists sound the same on every song. This is the only era of hip hop where that shit is allowed and I’m sick of it. Half of these niggas sound retarded, for real.
Where can we contact you and find you online?