|Posted by 710 EMG on December 5, 2016 at 11:30 AM|
Crazie K!D AnonYmouS, is the name this next artist goes by. I've actually had the pleasure of reviewing this artist's music a couple years back and I must say that he was my first 5 FLAME REVIEW! CK Anon hails from Philly, represents Philly, and is Philly to the core. Most people think of popular rap artists like Cassidy, Beanie Sigel, and Meek Mills when they hear Philly but I am one person that thinks of CK Anon first. This man is just simply RAW. From his lyrical artistry and vocabulary to his unique style, Crazie K!D AnonYmous is not the artist to sleep on. Check out his interview below.
710 EMG: Our team has been following you for several years now and we are impressed by your nonstop work ethic and passion for hip-hop. How long have you been a lyricist and when did you start rapping?
CK: Thank you for the support! I've been a lyricist for about 21 years now and have been rapping for 19 years. Professionally, for 14 years. Poetry was my first love at around 9 years old and I started rapping around 11 years old.
710 EMG: You're welcome! When did you realize that rapping was your gift?
CK: I started noticing that my lyrics and performances (battles, ciphers, and just rapping for people) were more magnetic than me just talking to folks. People wanted to hear what I had to say. That's when I realized it was a gift
710 EMG: When did you release your first song or album and are you an independent or signed?
CK: I'm an independent artist and my first record cut was when I was 16. The mixtape we called "NFR" or "No Fuckin Rap" (Laughter) Great times!
710 EMG: (Laughter) Nice mixtape name! How many albums or singles have you released to this date? Tell us about your latest release.
CK: I released a ton of singles, but to date, I have released 6 projects. Right now, I'm working on my 7th project called, "Stay Ready And Willing LP." I just released a single - available on iTunes, Spotify, and my BandCamp, Master Cee 11th Letter 3. The first single release for my first LP
710 EMG: Wow! You're 7th project? That is dope. A lot of artists have been inspired by another artist to pursue their dreams. What about you? Did an artist inspire you?
CK: My brother is my inspiration and I use other artists as study subjects. I have my own style and my own story to tell. I rap so good now because of my brother. Plus, I'm a fan of HipHop and Music. I'm like a gumbo. A bunch of different music and lyricism from artists just mixed in a pot made me.
710 EMG: Your brother must be one cold piece of work! Do you consider what you to be a form of art? We definitely do.
CK: I most definitely do as well
710 EMG: Have you won any awards or been nominating for any awards during your career?
CK: Sadly, no. I'm not sure if the right people that do award shows recognized me. I have yet gotten their attention. That's cool though. I'll just keep making dope shit happen. They'll catch up when they catch up.
710 EMG: Well, you definitely deserve an award. I've personally watched your grind for over 5 years now and I know that you bring that heat every time you release a record. Where do you see yourself at 3 years from now?
CK: Thank you and 3 years from now, I won't be worrying about cash flow as much as I do now.
710 EMG: What about 6 years from now?
CK: 6 years from now, I hope to be doing tours more often and running my business. I hate that I have to work a dead end job to fund my dream but I refuse to give a bunch of my life to build someone else's dream and not work on my own.
710 EMG: Do you write without a beat or do you need a beat to write?
CK: I do both.
710 EMG: Before you write do you do any special warm-up ritual?
CK: (Laughter) Nah yo. I write according to my spirit. My soul might have a rhythm that I just write to or the beat strikes something in my spirit and I write to it.
710 EMG: Are you a pen to paper writer or cell phone writer?
CK: I'm old school. I'm strictly a pen and pad writer.
710 EMG: If one of us popped up on you while you are writing what would we see?
CK: You'll see me jamming and you'll want to join the world I'm creating.
710 EMG: What do you have up your sleeve for your supporters? Any new projects in the works?
CK: I'm a consistent artist so I'm always putting out music. For my fans/supporters though, I will have exclusive merchandise and packages for those that been rocking with me for a while. Some give-a-ways and new videos coming soon too. I have "Stay Ready And Willing LP" coming 2017. It's gonna be fun!
710 EMG: Tell us something silly about yourself that most people don’t know.
CK: (Laughter) I make silly faces in the mirror and I sing Xmas songs to get me through the work day
710 EMG: Now, that is kind of funny! So what do prefer...water or soda?
710 EMG: Meat Eater, Vegetarian, or Vegan?
710 EMG: Chicken Noodle Soup with a _______________.
CK: SODA ON THE SIDE!! Let it rain, clear it out (laughter).
710 EMG: (Laughter) I knew you were going to finish the lyrics! Okay, so, are there any mainstream artists that you like and who is the mainstream artist that you least like?
CK: I'm feeling some mainstream artists. I'll only say one name, though. The Roots. They are the Kings of Philly. The mainstream artists that I least like, I won't say their names because that'll be promo for them. And...you know...phuck'em.
710 EMG: Readers that's how CK spells the F Bomb. So, like he said PHUCK'EM (laughter).
710 EMG: This year a couple of dope records dropped that were slept on and they should have received radio play. What are your thoughts on the music being played today on popular FM radio stations?
CK: It's a part of the game. Radio turned into big business. We can't even call to request dope music anymore. Nowadays, you have to create your own playlist or deal with this crap on your local urban radio. People out here are loving it, though, and the artists are feeding their families with it, so I can't hate. It's just not for me.
710 EMG: That is understood and I do feel you. So, what is your zodiac sign and do you believe in the characteristics that are tied to the signs?
CK: I'm a Cancer according to Greek, I'm a Tiger in Chinese, and I'm a Scarab in Ancient Kemet(Egypt) zodiac. All of them say the person under those signs are emotional and creative. I'm both. I'm a dreamer and my intuition is off the chain. I know it's called pseudoscience but we have yet to learn all the sciences of the Kemet people. They taught the Greeks...
710 EMG: Thanks for dropping that knowledge for our readers! Inquiring minds want to know if you are single, engaged, married, separated, or married to the music? Which one are you?
CK: (extreme laughter) Nobody wants to know that (more laughter). I'm in a relationship. Why would anybody wanna know MY relationship status? All I have is pretty teeth and a nice smile (laughter!).
710 EMG: (Laughter) You don't know who is watching you. They are lurking but now they know that you are taken (more laughter). Well, it’s about time for us to wrap up this interview. Where can you be reached at and who is your favorite interviewer of all time? You don’t have to answer. I know it’s me!
CK: I'm best reached on twitter or Instagram @C_K_Anon. People can hit me on my facebook, search Crazie K!D AnonYmouS. YOU KNOW DAMN WELL you're my favorite interviewer!! 710 EMG, my family!! Continue to Stay RAW yall! Make sure if you're checking the interview to type in Master Cee 11th Letter 3 in your browser and place that song on your playlist!!
710 EMG: That's what I'm talking about! Now, y'all heard the man - put Master Cee 11th Letter 3 on your playlist!
Interviewer: Nikey Pasco-Dunston
The Video Will Be Added Shortly To Master Cee 11th Letter 3
Categories: Indie Spotlight