We hang—we chill a lot. Like some songs take on a life of their own, and that one was just blessed. Especially, the music you find on the net. The older you are, the longer you have been studying the craft. Kyle, you have to make bread. If the caterpillar stage is ReEdutainment , the Diwon stuff was the metamorphosis.

My mother passed away in Andy Varness – February 24, Would you tell me how you met them? I actually went out to L. Get my playing time. What do you recommend to those who have been creating music for awhile? Do you think your style has changed? And if so, what drove you to change your style?

We talked at the Southpaw live show. And to make what I think is a really good record. First of all, I wanted to keep it real simple—one syllable. But, I definitely think content is key now. Sorry to hear that. At the end of the day, this is the only type of hip hop I love. Before that—I definitely feel like I had joints that I was, of course, proud of. I watched an interview you did in at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. My father is a wxtch.

My mom was always bumping James Taylor. I feel like not enough people know about him. A lot of musicians remember the first piece of music they heard. You know how you just pick up names along the way.

What you think of them? I ran with that. And that was cool. So, I just thought it fit well with that video. Well right now, one of my really good friends is Aaron Cohen. Where I can feel a little bit more like I can communicate what I want to say in a song that connects better.


During our conversation, Kyle stressed that fine tuning ones talents comes with hard work and commitment while staying true to the music and oneself. I was working with exiled soldiers. You know, I have to keep my rent paid and everything like that. The white dude who is thugged out. So, across the board, I think it will connect to more types of people. We would hit up all the open mics and all the battle of the bands.

Kyle Rapps – Watch Out (Video) – The Har – TheATLJukebox

When I spoke to Kyle over the phone for this interview, he was in Ohio finishing up a show at a detention center with his spoken word trio, The Mayhem Poets. I really like that. It was crazy when I was out there. But, I felt like I was still in a metamorphosis stage. Also, for me, my own personal thing—I grew up in the suburbs.

I was feeling a real connection to Africa and to the blackness. Focus on that the most. I was just wondering. Like some songs take on a life of their own, and that one was just blessed.

Like real people who are desperate. Well, you know I got love for the industry. The harshness of the reality to see kids who literally had no food.

I ,yle like it just worked out well. And we were called the Thought Breakers. And if so, what drove you to change your style? So, he came through to my crib and recorded his first mixtape Crack.


You told me your dad got oit into making music. I wanted to be me. And they have come across incredible paths where they killed their own parents. And I think the crowd who were digging ReEdutainment either they can recognize that and move with me, or they can just fall back and chill with ReEdutainment and enjoy that. Last time we talked it was He had a lot of brilliant artistic ideas. I met him in Brooklyn at Southpaw. I was trying too hard.

Especially, the music you find on the net.

Kyle Rapps “Watch Out” Video

During my talk with Kyle, we discussed his mother, his time spent in Liberia, his own creative metamorphosis, vintage porn, and community outreach. I also met him in Brooklyn. So, you know, he got me into that.

Be about your fans. I felt a little bit older and more experienced. Was your father a musician?

He saw that raw talent, and it really helped mold me into what I feel is the artist I am right now.

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