Kidd Lee Interview with Muzique Magazine
- How did you come by your stage / band / brand name?
I went through many name changes throughout the 11 years I’ve been making music, to be honest. My name wasn’t actually gonna be “Kidd Lee” at first, but it was just going to be “Lee”. But something told me that name didn’t fit me as well as Kidd Lee. Kidd Lee just has that ring to it, you know.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I discovered my love for music at a very young age. I was a small child listening to artists like Bel Biv DeVoe and Tupac and Crucial Conflict. Something about music always made me feel good, but I never knew that I would end up making music myself. I used to sit on the piano when I was like 5, listening to the beats making up little silly songs to them. When I discovered music was really what I wanted to pursue, I was around 15 years old. I really started to take it seriously, but then I gave up because I thought it would get me nowhere. Fast forward to now, and I’m more than serious about this career, and I know it for me because I can feel the love, and I can feel the passion with every rap I do, and I trust that God is going to lead me to my destiny.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I just finished my last project, and it was called Life Or Death. The song is me portraying a girl speaking about how she wants her boyfriend out of the gang life and the party life. She wants to help him get closer to the important things like God rather than worldly desires. She then asks him if he is going to choose life or death because the road from sin will always lead him to death. I came up with this story because I want people to know that there are far more essential things in life than sex, money, jewelry, and small things like that. There is a bigger purpose to life.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
I think just me doubting myself and who I am as a person and what I can potentially do with my music. Sometimes it does get to me, but I always bounce back, and by the grace of God, I will always bounce back. Another challenge is writer’s block. Many people think I don’t struggle with that but trust me, I do, but I’m getting through it.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I’m not the best, There are so many others who are talented in this world. I never want to say that I’m the best or better than anyone else. I’m just doing what I love
What are your plans for the near future?
My plans are to hopefully make so much more music and so many more music videos and maybe get a bigger fanbase and let my name be known a little more. I Plan on trying to get better and better with my craft and help so many people with my words and make an impact
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout-outs?
God and everyone who has been supporting me since day one through everything I’ve been doing. Not the false supporters but the real ones. They know who they are
How can fans find you?
You guys can follow me on my Instagram @thakiddlee and find me on youtube just search Kidd Lee. Or search Kidd Lee on pretty much any platform.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Don’t ever quit at what you’re trying to achieve. No matter who puts you down or tries to stop you make sure you keep going. And the most important thing is to keep God first through it all. Make sure you also stay prayed up