Accept it. True rapping has not been in the forefront of contemporary Hip-Hop music in years. Check the charts. The hits rely on popular cameos, unique heavily synthesized vocals, crazy dance moves, or gimmicky storylines. New Hip Hop sensation KM the Original could not have arrived at a better time. KM is embarking on a journey that will forever change the course of lives. His unique style and various characters coupled with his lyrical prowess have made him a likely individual of promise on the hip-hop soul scene. His debut single "So Fly" reminds the masses that feel-good rapping or living the lavish life, I should say, palatable lyrics, and a driving, head-knocking track is the simplest way to create something timeless that is easily distinguished from the disposable.
HipHopInformant: How long have you been involved with Hip-Hop and how did you get into it?
KM: I have been involved with hip-hop for about 5 plus years. I developed an interest for it because when I was younger my two older brothers would play it all the time.
HipHopInformant: How would you describe you’re sound to people who haven’t heard you’re music before?
KM: Refreshing. Think Chris Brown meets Kanye. I love r & b so much I incorporate it into everything I do.
HipHopInformant: Any Influences?
KM: Kanye West, T.I., Jay Z, Lil Wayne! Too many to name!
HipHopInformant: Best place you’ve performed and why.
KM: University of Illinois! They just show me so much love.
HipHopInformant: How has “I Just Got My License” been in regards to rotation on the radio?
KM: It has gotten about 30 bds spins to date that I know of, I haven’t checked lately though.
HipHopInformant: When are you going to come to the UK? (I’m definitely seeing the show!)
KM: If I know any promoters or could get in contact with some I will definitely come! I have always wanted to come to the U.K..
HipHopInformant: If you weren’t involved in Hip-Hop what else would you do?
KM: Probably be dead.
HipHopInformant: What’s new with KM?
KM: Working on this new Mixtape (tentatively titled “Trip 2 The Chi: Part 2”)
HipHopInformant: Can you give me your top 5 Hip-Hop artists and why you chose them?
KM: 1) Jay-Z 2) Kanye West 3) T.I. 4) Lil Wayne 5) drake
HipHopInformant: What do you think of Hip-Hop today?
KM: It is bigger than it’s ever been. I believe it has transcended and is a multi-billion dollar industry, its crazy.
HipHopInformant: Hip-Hop keeps changing, what do you think the future for Hip-Hop is?
KM: No one knows. I just think everything is going digital and eventually physical albums will not exist and everything will be digital.
HipHopInformant: "Cherry Red Lipgloss" has been on rotation around facebook have you had a good response with that?
KM: Yes, I actually have had a really good response from that song and it has gotten me more fans! Im just happy to be actively be building a following and a fan base.
HipHopInformant: Are there any underground artists that you would like to work with?
KM: Um. No not really. Maybe that will change though. I haven’t really heard anything underground that was just so exciting that I wanted to be a part of it. I am very open for collaborations though, just as long as it makes sense.
HipHopInformant: When are you coming to the UK to do a show? (Specifically London)
KM: As soon as I get booked for a show out there! Hook me up! Im ready for London!
HipHopInformant: Can I get free tickets and a VIP Backstage Pass? Lol
KM: Sure! It’s the least I can do for this wonderful interview! No problem!
HipHopInformant: What do you think of the site?
KM: Its nice that your giving independent artists a platform to promote themselves! Thank you on behalf of the underground community!
HipHopInformant: What does the future hold for KM?
KM: Great things! Only time will tell!