Get To Know: Kelvin Raps
Kelvin Raps was born in Scottsdale Arizona, the twenty one year old, is an all round creative talent, with a keen interest in music & art. His entry into creating music came about in his freshman year of high school and he since has gone on to pursue his musical ambition. Taking significant inspiration from the likes of Mac Miller.
His style is reflective and brutally honest. With shades of Juicewrld incorporated in his recent works, the artist has a clear talent and knack for providing lyrically thought provoking words that hit home for many listeners. Themes of love, loss, separation and romantic insecurity are all themes that many of us can relate to, in this often scary world. Often backed with some solid trap style production. His music is truly varied and always catchy whilst meaningful narratives always never fail to hit home. Let's chat...
- So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
I would like to say I have a new unique sound inspired from many different artists across multiple genres.
- What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
A typical day in the studio would start by trying to get inspired, wether that be via a movie, a song, a person, an event, etc. After that I starting looking for beats based off the vibe I’m on and start creating. I usually end up getting around 2-3 songs a day during a session.
- Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
I don’t necessarily need to be in a certain mood, but certain songs/sounds do require a certain mood.
- Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
My top 3 inspirations are probably Mac Miller, Juice wrld, and Jaden Smith.
- Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
I’ve only been to 3 live shows but my favorite was probably Mac Miller during his macadelic tour which was around 2011 or 2012 I think.
- What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
The toughest part of the industry for me is just staying consistent, I have to take care of every part of the process and it’s overwhelming sometimes, I’m still trying to get into a consistent Rhythm.
- What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
The most Enjoyable part for me is Creating. I love the whole creation process and trying to make songs come together.
- What’s in store for you for the rest of 2021?
For the rest of 2021 I plan on releasing 3 to 4 projects in these last 3 months of the year to finish strong and get a good start at 2022!