We were fortunate enough to interview up and coming rapper Kiru Kaiki.
When did you realise that you had a passion for music?
I realized I had a passion for music when I was in the military deployed and I would work on it everyday as soon as I got off. It made me realize that the thing I always put off, I should stick with because I'm good at it and enjoy it.. Also, after working with other people who try to do music with me and they aren't as focused or enjoy the grind of it as much as I do.
Who are your main inspirations as an artist?
Many, It's hard to really break down one or two. But right now, mainly UK Grime artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, and JME, Many hip Hop artists such as Jay Z, Nas, Eric B and Rakim, and Kanye West. And Indie & Alternative rock bands such as Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand. Production wise, I'm heavily inspired by Pharrell Willams, Timbaland, Kanye West, and Skepta.
What would you like to achieve as an artist?
As an artist, my main goal is to make music relatable for all the underdogs around the world. I've always been an outcast myself, so me being something I'm not or having alot of braggadocio feels off for me. I also wish to tell people to be yourself, don't be something your not, be you and proud of you, and don't take sh*t from anyone.
What is your most memorable moment while being an artist?
My most memorable moment while being an artist is recording my first song when I was 14 and making my first beat when I was 16. It just felt good being able to create something that I had literally thought over for hours and put it on record.
Tell us a little more about your recent project?
My recent project is Silent Alarm (named after Bloc Party's first LP). I chose that name because the name to me represents all the anguish we go through never really put out. It's like, we go through life and consistently struggle, and instead of crying about it or telling everyone about it, we just go numb and on our faces we put smiles and fake emotions. Basically we're all 'silent alarms' constantly screaming in our heads our problems but on our bodies we act like everything's fine.
What should we be looking forward to from you in the future?
I have an album coming on September 1st named Village Kid. It's basically an album that covers the struggles of growing up and dealing with societal institutionalization, going for goals, dealing with addiction to cope with stress, being you over everything else, along with 90s style rapping.
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
I hope you all like what I make an enjoy it, Please stay tuned and follow me on my Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for further updates, I really hope my music will entertain and help people out through hard times as much as my inspirations have!