Sitting atop the balcony in his bright pink polo shirt, the wind calmly rustles through his long black hair which is tied back at the top and shaved on the sides. Killy is enjoying life. It’s been a massive year for the up and coming star whose already making a lasting impression across the industry.
“Everything I’ve done up until this point has been authentic, organic, it’s just me being myself doing what I love. If that’s working I’mma keep doing it,” he says confidently. The young artist saved up his money from a measly pay cheque not too long ago to make his stellar debut with the video “Killamonjaro.” The video has already racked up over 11 million views on YouTube.
Yet he keeps a critical eye on the ever-shifting landscape of the hip hop industry and knows his approach is everything. Labels have been knocking at his door with lots of interest but it’s Killy who will decide which pieces of the puzzle fit together.
“I’m just waiting on which one can represent my vision the best, [one] that can’t fuck up with what I’m tryna do, just help build it.”
The vision is everything. Killy is focused on making an impact on the craft he holds so dear and at the same time, understands that as it becomes more accessible and accepting, it’s privy to change from the foundation it was built from.
“[Hip hop’s] evolved so much since then that you can’t hold it under the same standards. That’s where it get’s lost, hip hop has grown so much. I’m not the biggest fan of where it’s at right now, but I’m not just gonna sit there and not do nothing about it.”