With catchy wordplay and hit-making abilities, New York rapper Selfmade Kev is a standout new artist. Kicking down doors in the East — a region known for producing the most iconic rappers ever — Kev has been using his current momentum to stretch out to a larger audience with his music of the future. Today, we speak with the new artist on making a hit, a name in NYC and what’s next after you’ve done both.
Where are you from? What was it like growing up there?
Raised in the Bronx, New York on Highbridge it was tough growing up. My mom made sure I had everything I needed but violence was all around and hard to dodge. I was into sports, so luckily I was never just in the hood, I always had practice or games to keep me out of the way.
If you could describe your sound in 3 words what would they be?
What is the overall message you look to depict through your music?
It doesn’t matter what circumstances you go through or what kind of situation you’re in there’s always a way out and brighter days ahead
Listen to “Still Pour” below.
Plans for the rest of 2020?
Keep promoting for my new upcoming project Find A Way 2 and get another mixtape done in between. I try to record as much as possible to always be able to flood my fans with music
Top 5 musical influences?
Top 5 NY artists of all time?
What is the creative process behind your music?
I like to go off what my mood is on that day. If I’m feeling sad I’ll rap about some sad shit. If I just made some money, I’ll get cocky and rap about some money. I freestyle every song I’ve ever done and I like to record myself I’ve never needed an engineer. It’ll take me 30 mins to an hour to finish a song.