Interview with KidMusiQ

Name: KiD MusiQ
Age: 17
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Location: Alexandria , VA

Describe your sound as if we were deaf
KidMusiQ: My sound is fresh , with a clean cut type of sound to it..Nothing too raspy.  Or hidden by heavy beats..When i say things, you hear them & your hear my emotion behind the music , my sounds comes from the early 80’s hip hop but a little more modern..I’m not really find with drug dealing music & “un realistic” stuff.. I rap about the general things that majority of people do, go through or encounter on a day to day basis..But since its in song, people relate too it & keep listening. So my sound overall , is just real, clean cut lyrics with nice melodies. Thats the best way i can describe it.

What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
KidMusiQ: As for artist & song writers, i dont really have anyone that inspires me.. well not in a positive way at least..people inspire me when i feel is if they are not good, but yet they still are on TV , doing shows etc.. So that just fuels my hunger, to be better than that person. But there is artist that i listen to , i really fucks with big sean , wiz , mike posner & alot of other fresh men cats out here now.. they are doing it big..but production wise.. i really am inspired by flawless tracks, s original music, the third productions, NO ID , 9th wonder.  Johnny Juliano and other sounds of that nature.

Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
KidMusiQ: My favorite music project is not one, that i’ve “worked” on, but the one of which im working on, which is my mixtape “Ahead Of My Time” which will have 20 tracks on it. I feel as if this mixtape is going to be my stepping stone, for greater things. I don’t have an official due date, but if you follow my twitter.. you will know first when it is released.

What was the main factor for launching your career when you did?
KidMusiQ: I launched my career not too long ago..about a good 3 & a half years ago.. To let people know that i been rapping , not just doing it like everyone is as a trend. & I’ve always had a passion for music.. i always had a microphone, in my hand from a little kid, weather its real or fake, it would be in my hand.. & i always liked acting like i was in front of a stage performing in front of thousands, while i was by myself in my room.. so the drive was in me from an early age..but i didnt get serious till around 3 years ago from now.. because i noticed the state hip hop was in, & where it was going & i figured that it needed new talent, new sound, & a new look.. So thats when i put my foot print in this music game.. & the journey has begun, time will tell, where i will be in the coming future.

Who are some people you would like to work with?
KidMusiQ: Awww man, its an array of dudes i would like to work with.. Umm where do i start.. production wise.. i would like to work with Cardo, NO ID Kanye west , 9th wonder , swizz beats , whoever produces drake’s tracks lol.. & the neptunes. Artist wise.. i would love to work with Kanye , J.Cole , Wiz, Big Sean, Drake Lil wayne , & im only saying lil wayne, just because i want to show everyone that i can kill him on his own track..hands down.. but yeah, Eminem , Pharrell Williams , Tequan Richmond from Everybody hates chris, i listened to dude music & he is def hot. Diggy simmons rhianna , tyga , cudi & many more..Them are only the top i can think of right now.

How is the internet changing your craft?
KidMusiQ: The internet isnt really changing my craft, i think the internet is just branding it more & branching out to a broader audience, people that dont even know me, will know me & listen just because of the internet. its really just a big promotional tool, the internet is, if you really think about it.

Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
KidMusiQ: Yes i do , i cant break down everything right now..but what i am doing with music & where i want to be in life, is severely important for my family, the people around me & the world in general , i have big dreams & goals i plan & will get accomplished & in the future, ya’ll will understand, how important KiDMusiQ really was, to hip hop & life in general.

Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
KidMusiQ: Long term , i plan on owning my own label & film making media group.. & also another multi Media group , that specializes in graphics , film production etc. I also plan on winning 5 grammys & becoming an actual name in hip hop that can be remembered .. not just another guy that came out with a good snap song no offense to soulja boy..but someone with longevity..ya know .. & i also loved acting since a kid , so who knows , that talent might branch me off somewhere , you never know. & oh yeah, Also i would like to thank Convention Mag for giving me this opportunity to express my self & to be interviewed by them..Big thanks to the convention mag family. I honestly do appreciate it.