Rapper Kidd Clazzic to release music videos
Usually fans have to wait with bated breath before an artist releases their next music video.
Not so for those who love rapper Kidd Clazzic.
The 18-year-old plans to release a mini video every other Friday over the next few months.
He hopes they'll build up anticipation for his mini album and scheduled performances overseas.
What was the inspiration behind your latest song, Chief Rocka?
Chief Rocka is actually not my own original song. It's a classic song from the 90s from New York-based rap crew, Lords of the Underground. With this I put my own spin on it. I wrote my own 16 verses to rap over the beat and used the same hook from the 90s. That's kind of how I mixed it up a little bit. The point of it is to create a little buzz and noise so people can see what I do and how I do it so when I eventually drop my new music they can be ready for it and know what my music will sound like. My album will probably come out in a few months or so.
What else are you doing besides your music? How do you prioritise it all?
Well right now I'm still in high school. I do school online and have three more months before that's done in May. I prioritise that along with my music by scheduling things as best as I can. I have a schedule in my head so I know what I'm doing at certain times and I make space for everything. Of course, because procrastination comes, sometimes it's hard, but most times I'm spot on with it.
What do you plan to do after graduating?
I will definitely still be working on my music, but if nothing happens with that as soon as I'm finished school I will probably go to Bermuda College or away to college. I plan to study music production. I want to do that because it's the only thing I really feel I'm passionate about. I love music and experimenting with different sounds so I feel like that's something I will be really into.
You're planning to release a mini music video every other Friday for the next several months. What was the thinking behind that?
I hope people follow me and my career so they see that I can stay consistent with it and bring quality music at the same time. The mini videos are between two and three minutes each. The latest one, Chief Rocka, was fun to work on because me and the director, Marq Rodriguez, had good chemistry. He would have an idea and share that with me or I'd have another idea and bounce that off of him. In the end we blended those together and it's good to see what came out. This was one of the first videos we shot this year, but it was pretty good considering we're just starting out.
Any other exciting things set to happen in your career in the near future?
Next month I'm going on a trip to Talent Inc in Florida. During this past summer PlayList Management organised some boot camps with Studio 27 in Atlanta to prepare us for what's happening next month. Talent Inc is an intensive talent development programme and national showcase, so we'll be performing in front of talent agents and industry professionals. I feel like it could open some doors up in my career. It could be bigger than just music and go to television and movies and who knows what else.
Watch Chief Rocka on www.youtube.com or visit Facebook: Kidd Clazzic.
Kidd Clazzic’s favourite artists and songs:
Kanye West — All of the Lights
J Cole — Apparently
Kendrick Lamar (pictured) — Sing About Me
“These artists inspire me because they can have fun with their music, but then can go and drop some conscious record the next day,” the rapper said. “They know how to switch it up. I believe they all can impact the culture in different ways.”