Name: Kay Anthony
Location: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Flatbush)
How did rapping become a part of your life?
“I think my mom and aunt are who first introduced me to music, but I think music has always played a huge part in my life.
My aunt put me on to Hip-Hop and R&B. She had so many amazing albums, from The Fugees, to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, to 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
My aunt really gave me so much wisdom on music…and my mom…She gave me the flavor of the oldies…the REAL soulful music, which is why my music is always so touching. She showed me the deep music that she grew up on, so rapping & writing has always been a gift of mine.”
What makes your work unique?
“I think what makes my work unique is that my music is so touching. We’re in a generation now where hip-hop has gone to loving the sound instead of actually listening to the story & what the person has to say.
It’s just beats these days, which is fine, but it’s rare for an artist to actually say something that hits home or hits the soul. I’m glad that I can be the one to provide that to people.”
How do you keep your creativity flowing?
“I think the fact that I believe I’m here for a real reason is what keeps me going. I think I’m meant to do real things in this world and eventually the world will see it.
I feel like God gave me a prominent gift to speak to people. My real name means the youth advocate in Swahili (African). Am I’m meant to be a voice for the young ones and my generation? I don’t know, but I deeply feel this is my purpose.”
What was your very first stage performance like?
“My first performance was actually amazing. I did extremely well with crowd control and just touching people. It was actually a show I put together.”
“I low-key love to dance… or at least used to.”
SoundCloud: Kay Anthony