IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
KID TRUTH: My parents divorced when I was ten. Since the divorce, I have been back and forth to different cities around Houston TX, such as La Porte, Spring, and League City.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
KID TRUTH: I started out freestyling in the car with a friend. He told me I was better than most people just starting, and he believed that we could make something of ourselves with music. We started doing shows together, opening for Swisha House and other local artists. At this point I knew I had found my life’s calling, and that I would do anything to make my dream a reality. People close to me along with our producer at the time, started to tell me I needed to go solo. It was a hard process to say the least, but I wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of achieving success with my new found passion. I went through depression, suicide attempts, and relocated many times before changing my name from Don K to Kid Truth.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
KID TRUTH: To help people through hard times. Music kept me going when nothing else could, and I will go to any lengths to do the same for others with mine.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
KID TRUTH: My songs are about my personal struggles and situations that I have encountered in my life. I like to bring the more loose and playful vibe to some songs to keep it from being all serious.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
KID TRUTH: My fan base is directed towards anybody that wants some inspiration, motivation, or just some clever well written music to listen to.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
KID TRUTH: Eminem was always a big influence. He is more of an idol from childhood and on. As a kid, I listened to Ludacris, Nelly, UGK & all the other Houston artists like Slim Thug, Lil Keke, Paul Wall, ESG, Z-Ro, Fat Pat, Big Hawk, Big Moe, and DJ Screw. Some new age influences would be artists like Big Sean, Drake, Lil Wayne, Kirko Bangz, T.I., Kid Cudi, and Lupe Fiasco. I always liked Biggie, and 2pac has to be the artist that I respect the most.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
KID TRUTH: I’ve got some sad songs, some down and out type stuff. I’ve also got music meant to motivate you. The type of stuff that makes you want to get up off your butt and go get it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
KID TRUTH: What makes me stand out locally is that I refuse to stick with the same sound all the artists I grew up listening to made it with. It’s their style. They did a great job with it, but I have something new to bring to the table. Hopefully that will be the same thing that helps me stand out on a larger scale. I’m not willing to use anyone’s style but my own, and the free will to write about whatever I have going on.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
KID TRUTH: I’m currently working on my next EP titled Destiny. Already very excited with the beats by Chase Moore & Ben Rosen (Producers for Royce Da 5’9, Raekwon, E-40, Riff Raff, Sky Blu of LMFAO, Cali Swag, Atmosphere, Yukmouth, Papoose, Nappy Roots, Brotha Lynch, Tayib Ali & more). Also I have collabs coming up with Miztah Sandman, Gummii Bear, & Shellz Finesse.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
KID TRUTH: I want to sign with a major record label, perform around the nation and around the world. I’ve always believed that one day if I work hard enough I will be able to make money doing what I love to do -making music. In 10 years I see myself with an established career, fan base, and possibly starting a record label or company to help struggling artists.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
KID TRUTH: Http://www.twitter.com/KidTruthMusic
Gafrong.com Kik – KidTruthMusic
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