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Today we’d like to introduce you to Doc kilaM.

Doc, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Well, I grew up in liermert park Crenshaw district right around the corner from Audubon middle school. I was raised by my moms, my pops weren’t around as much so I looked up to my uncle and his friends a lot. My uncle was a producer and his friends all rapped or made music is some type of way. These guys would all treat me like a Lil brother so believe the reason I fell in love with music is because of my uncle and his friend. I always wanted to be a musician just didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do until I met a couple of friends in high school that loved music as much as I did. I wrote my first rap in the 9th grade and after that, I’ve been writing ever since. Me doing music with my friends from school put me in position to meet some really good photographers, I expressed my style in music through my look or the way I dress so me and pictures came to hand and hand. I know the model and make music.

We’d love to hear more about your art.
I’m a rapper, model, and manager of the neighbor skate shop which is opening soon in liermert park. My biggest inspiration is Nipsey hustle and he inspired me to not limit myself and be hands-on with as much possible. I don’t own a fancy studio or anything but I work with what I got and that’s kind of my message I want to spread which is just because you don’t come from much doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself as such. Neighbors skate shop will be black-owned by cockeytee which is my big brother and liermert park legend he also takes all my pictures lol, but where opening the skate shop so the kids in the hood would have somewhere to hang around young creatives like myself and a platform for other local artists to showcase their work.

What do you know now that you wished you had learned earlier?
Keep pushing and never give up no matter what, there’s no time limit so don’t ever think it’s too late for something to happen. Play chess not checkers

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Follow me on Instagram @billionsunderme and follow neighbors skate shop @neighborsskateshop.

Contact Info:

  • Address: Malikmccullough23@gmail.com
  • Phone: 3109138493
  • Email: malikmcculoough23@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Billionsunderme
  • Twitter: DockilaM
  • Other: Neighborsskateshop


Image Credit:
@cockytee

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