Today we’d like to introduce you to Kap Kallous.
Kap, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I started remixing songs with my dad in the car when I was really little: just switching words around and making them silly and stuff. In middle school, I messed around a little bit with punk and hardcore bands and by high school, I was rapping at home, at school, after school, at work, on break, and basically anywhere. After high school, I left South Florida for Orlando which had really great music and freestyle battle scene at the time. I came up there in multiple groups and collectives throwing shows and winning competitions. After a few years in Central Florida, I made the move to LA and for the past eight years, I’ve been in and out of the state trying to spread my art around.
We’d love to hear more about your music. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a songwriter first and take pride in my craft. Rap came very easy to me but I’ve always enjoyed writing lyrics in all genres as well as working with other vocalists to write for. Darker themed lyrics and production have always been my strong suit and my fans tend to gravitate towards anything that’s is super personal so I’ve recently been embracing that more and digging deeper into my life and relationships for the process. Hopefully, a feeling of relatability is what people can take away from my art. Growing up, I always enjoyed knowing that the artists I loved had gone through the same emotions or problems I was experiencing at the time of discovering their work. As well as confidence and motivation; I feel like music always boosts my confidence and motivates me to push harder in life. I really hope my listeners get a similar experience.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
Yes and No. I think things have improved, but more importantly changed and are changing constantly so you have to keep up. It feels like they’re forever figuring out the exact payment artists should be getting from streams and on the other end artists are continually forced to find new ways to keep their fans ever shrinking attention span. A far as what cities could be doing to empower their artists I’m sure varies from city to city but the bottomline is just supporting the live shows and spreading the word to others; if you see an artist that excites or inspires you BE A FAN.
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?
I just came off of a fun tour run with Self Provoked; a really dope artist from out here that’s been really killing it. As far as exhibitions we just dropped a new video for a song called “LOUIS13” featuring and produced by Ash Riser; That’s really an insane visual and my favorite thing I’ve released to date. As far as where to find me all of my music is available on all streaming platforms under “Kap Kallous” so just go to wherever you stream your music and search my name. There’s a lot of projects, so if you take the time to listen, I’m sure I have something you can relate to. You can also follow @KapKallous on all social platforms.
- Website: https://kapkallous.bandcamp.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @KapKallous
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kapkallous/
- Twitter: @KapKallous
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0YhhYWUNmCdBWFoXR3NE3t