Anyone who's been keeping an eye on the talented producers and DJ's in the Hip-Hop world will know who he is. He's worked with some of the biggest reggae and Hip-Hop artist including, Sizzla, Buju Banton, Mos-Def, Richie Spice and a whole host of other artists.
Teamed with his partner, Beatnic these two are ones to look out for.
Let me introduce you to K-Salaam.
HipHopInformant: How long have you been involved in Hip-Hop?
K-Salaam: I got into hip-hop at a very young age. During the whole break dancing phase with Newcleus, Afrika Bambaata, F.R.E.E.Z.E, the first hip-hop that I listened to was that Electro stuff. Shit has definitely changed.
HipHopInformant: How did you get involved in Hip-Hop?
K-Salaam: Through break dancin' back in the days.
HipHopInformant: Where are you from and does where you’re from influence your music?
HipHopInformant: Where did the name K-Salaam come from.
K-Salaam: My first name is Kayvon. In Farsi (in my father's dialect of Farsi) it means "the universe". Salaam is my middle name, it means "peace."
HipHopInformant: What are your views of Hip-Hop at the moment?
K-Salaam: Hip-Hop is making a strong comeback right now. There are a lot of new artists coming up. Especially in NY and LA. It's kind of an exciting time for hip-hop.
HipHopInformant: Are there any artists that influence you and your music?
K-Salaam: I know my partner Beatnick is heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Ican't really say that one artist has influenced me. I am influenced by life.
HipHopInformant: The new album “Whose World Is This” is out now so get it if you haven’t already! Is there a message behind the album?
K-Salaam: Definitely. But people have to actually listen to the album for themselves to get the message. The title is a question, it's up to the listener to find the answer to the question.
HipHopInformant: How do you feel when you perform in front of a crowd who all feel the music?
K-Salaam: I feel great.
HipHopInformant: What do you think real Hip-Hop is?
HipHopInformant: Finally, what does the future hold for K-Salaam?
K-Salaam: We're gonna be working with a lot of new artists. A lot of these old cats gotta go. For real. We are the future of hip-hop. Real talk.