The Don Kap (and his Hawk Eyes) brings substance back to rap with his real-talk approach and in your face attitude. He has no time for fakes and will shit on them if they try him. He could have been a Lawyer or a Psychiatrist, but instead, he got a Masters in film and already has a movie coming to theatres this summer. He picks out his own beats and writes everything. He also believes LA is fake.
How did you come by your stage name?
My last name is Kaplan and I’m a Don, so therefore “THE DON KAP”
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Age 9 my older sister subjected me to MTV TRL and I loved Ludacris’ music video MOVE BITCH. At Age 14, I recorded a song on a shitty voice recording app (way before app store) and it was titled “Fuck, Fuck, Fuck” I fell in love with writing and recording music from there on out.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
My Israeli Father. He has no patience, He has a short temper, and he is observation skills are through the roof. This leads to him commenting on people’s appearance often and not taking shit from anybody.
On your upcoming project, how did you come up with the concept?
I’m into names. They tell you a lot about the person. For example, I’ve never met a nice Skyler. So, therefore, I looked up the meaning of my Hebrew given name (Eitan) and it means strong. I am strong, so it makes sense.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
I am lazy by nature. I have a powerful brain which naturally wants to get others to do the work for me. But in life shit doesn’t work like that. I’m not some ancient ruler eating grapes and chilling balls, so basically my greatest challenge is getting motivated, but honestly, one fake person in my face will motivate me to destroy them.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I’m the best beat finder (I have golden ears) and I’m the best hook guy. Verses I think there are hundreds that are better. But my beats will always be the hottest and my choruses the catchiest. It’s the donnn.
What are your plans for the near future?
Movie coming out (for real), Just starting my music career.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
If I said my parents it would be cliche, so Ima say Donald Trump.
How can fans find you?
Instagram @TheDonKap, but I’m private and I rarely approve. I have a nice no fake environment going on there right now. If an influx of requests were to come, I would need to hire a fake person screener.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Be a doer, Do shit.
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