“If this is your dream! Go for it! Just have more going for you than this. Make sure you have an education. Make sure you have a trade. There aren’t any athletes that don’t have a trade. You cant rap forever. Set a goal, try and reach it. Have fun along the way, responsible fun.”
Check out the interview with The Legend KC exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
KC: This all started back in the “Rock the bells” days of hip-hop. I used to go around with a Kangol on acting like LL! From there, my life for rap was born. Has been in my blood ever since.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
If this is your dream! Go for it! Just have more going for you than this. Make sure you have an education. Make sure you have a trade. There aren’t any athletes that don’t have a trade. You cant rap forever. Set a goal, try and reach it. Have fun along the way, responsible fun.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I’m an older artist. Since I didn’t get in when I had the chance. It’s harder for me to obtain an audience. To most of them, I’m the OG who gives them hope. I’m not into some of this new rap. So I stay with my old school message. Some get it, and some don’t.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Social media has taken advertising and promotion by storm. Word of mouth is and will always be what works the most though!
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Akron supports is own. Of course, they support who they like the most. They support their click first. All in all, they are great.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Definitely a year older. My goal is to release 18 albums. I also want to have helped as many people as I can with what I’ve learned over the years.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Wow, there are so many. In music, it would be LL, Rakim, and Big Daddy Kane. In life, it would be my parents and Godparents. My mother past away due to cancer the day I got out of jail when I was 22. She was a strong woman. She worked and lived her life to the fullest until she passed. My Godparents showed me family loves no matter what. My father is a go-getter. His mindset is to take care of family don’t really look up to anyone in today’s world. Most don’t even know who they are!
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
It depends on who we are talking about. There is always something that your not going to like. I like music with substance! Do you hear any music with substance? The beats are nice, I listen to words. What do you have to say! Can’t be all about money. I mean, its ok though!!!