An exclusive interview with K.Ray
We are sharing our recent interview with a talented music artist K.Ray.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
K.Ray : My name is K.ray (but you can call me K.ray, K.Rizzle, or K.ray Cobain), and I am from Killumbus, GA (you might know it as that one city an hour away from Atlanta, or that place everybody white water rafts). I’ve been rapping pretty my entire life, I love it, I love everything about it. The reactions I get out of people, the smiles I put on people’s faces, the feeling of getting what ever is heavy on my mind out into the atmosphere. The idea of making art is what makes my music the way it is, I don’t make songs, I make art, and I’m trying to make the Mona Lisa of hip hop pretty soon.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
K.Ray : Not wanting to off myself got me into music. It was like therapy when I was younger. I’d have the worst day of my life, come home, then the day gets worse… I’d lock myself inside my room, write a song about it, feel better, not eat (because who can eat when they’re depressed??), go to sleep and do it all over again the next day. Eventually I realized I was not the only person feeling like this, so I made it my mission to reach all of the confused souls like me. I never knew why I was always so sad all the time, I just knew I was the best rapper ever and I could use that to connect with people like me, maybe we can figure it out together, because I still do not know why. new why I was always so sad all the time, I just knew I was the best rapper ever and I could use that to connect with people like me, maybe we can figure it out together, because I still do not know why.
Twist Online : Tell us about your first solo tape, Life’s a mess”?
K.Ray : “Life’s a mess” is referring to the physical and metaphorical ideology of “messy”. Someone can be a messy person because of their knack for attracting drama and negativity, someone else could be messy because they nasty af and they don’t clean, but the mess I am referring to is the mess no one really thinks about that often. When someone says “My life’s a mess”, they are usually referring to the fact that they got a lot going on and can not seem to clean it up. I take that as a sign of depression. When you’re depressed, you don’t clean up, both metaphorically or physically. You tend to lay in bed all day and wallow in your mess (same way with the room actually being messy). It is me showing people how my “messy” life is and that I am not ashamed one bit of it. That is my actual room on the cover, that is how it actually looks (I cleaned it recently, and I started buying candles from Bath and Body Works 🙂 ). I want my vulnerability to shine through and reach the people caught up in the mess and let them know I’m here to either help you clean it or I will lay and wallow with you until you can clean it, morale of the story, I want the listener to know I get it, I understand and I am here no natter what.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
K.Ray : Normal people like it a lot, the people that see my grind appreciate it, and I appreciate them for that. Blogs don’t like it so far though, which I mean I get.. this no name kid is out here trying to do something positive and help some poor soul not off themself, and have something they can listen to that resonates with them, he is trying to save lives, the hell is wrong with him???!?!?(sarcasm definitely intended). But on the bright side Cashmoneyap followed me on instagram this morning (I freaked when I saw it, like whole freaked out like a man at a Micheal Jackson concert. Thanks again for the follow bro, I hope we can work soon!!), so quite frankly fuck anyone who isn’t on the wave, and I mean that with as much belligerence as I possibly can.
Twist Online : Any particular track from the tape that’s your favorite?
K.Ray :Every time that last beat drop on “The Sun’s Tirade (tripolar)” hits, I lose it every time!!!
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
K.Ray : The one I am crafting right now, my own.
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a music artist?
K.Ray : The millions and millions of problems you have to have to even consider making music. Artist are some of the most troubled people (behind psychopathic mass murders and things of that nature of course), and no one ever realizes the pain that has to happen in order to deliver to it the world. I like going through the motions of knowing I am not a regular human being (if I am human for that matter), I like the lessons I am learning along the way and the people I am reaching already.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
K.Ray : My goal is to have a product so powerful, so polarizing that a kid has to come up to me when they see me (bashful as all get out) and tell me that my song saved their life, or my music added value to living and helped them keep it pushing. I’ll take that over fame, money, and groupie thotianas any day (Blueface baby… yeah aight).
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
K.Ray : My next project is practically done (and so is the third; my emo trap ode to Lil Peep, “lonely by design”). The second project is titled “R&B (Rap and Blues)”. Should be coming in a couple months.
Twist Online : What’s the best way to follow you online?
K.Ray : I love my Tumblr: nellsonlyangel
I be on insta too: K.ray_98