Kyki is not a new name for many. 64hiphop caught up with the Kenyan born female rapper and this is her story
Name of Artist?
Have any of your songs been published?.
Yes, 2 official songs both produced at ATL ENT Kenya Sisi ndio hao was my first music video among 5 other Kenyan female rappers that was end of last year ,2015.
Tell us about your latest release
HAKI was my second video as the name suggests, haki was a track to advocate mainly for basic human rights as we all know the kind of society we live in where basic needs are not common ,citizens are still in abject poverty.
What is your music background?
LOL this may sound ridiculous but I held the pen and paper to write my very first rhyme in 2014
Who were your early passions and influences?
Nicki minaj was my immediate influence then locally femione n khaligraph because they were the most hyped rappers around that time. As I listen to more of hip hop I discovered I was listening to the
wrong people haha. I discovered before Nicki Was Kim before her MClyte ,Lauryn Hill I also listened to a lot of Kendrick,Lupe fiasco,j.Cole Eminem n Hops in and new kids like Tink n Niakkay this helped tighten my lyrical skills.
What are your main impulses to pursue your music?
What drives me to pursue music and go hard at it is in my opinion the bad Kenyan music we hear play all over media yet it never goes anywhere past Africa .
What do you personally consider to be the incisive moments and pieces in your career?
hahah KUKU MWITU was the most incisive moment I felt like I had to do something after the pilau njeri diss which in my opinion was a big joke.
How would you describe and rate the music scene of the city you are currently living in and how important is it in terms of what you’re actually writing about?
I would give it a 4 that is 1 for effort n 3 for the dope yet to be discovered Talents. We need international recognition the more I talk about it the wider fans open there ears n take time to actually listen to what there local idol is saying n most aren’t saying shit they r hyped by social media and since that is all u hear that’s all u know
When it comes to production, what are your criteria for quality? What are currently your main challenges and ambitions as an artist?
Originality. Creativity, even when a producer decides to sample a beat he should know how to play around it to make it sound different in a unique way.OMG my GREATEST challenge is nothing else but MONEY ,u know pesa ndio kusema u need good money for quality and constant music and video
production. my ambition is to bring home a BET award
What do you usually start with when working on a new piece?
Dope beat ,catchy hook then the rhyme flow
Any word for aspiring artistes out there?
Work hard ,Work smart and God first
Incase one needs to contact you, drop your links here. Fans are waiting to hear your music.
social media fb ,Twitter and IG its all @Kyki_su