199X‘s new project “Kandyland” is a four-track project fueled by the high of throwing secret, exclusive house parties that would soon turn into strip clubs in LA. Songs like “Gone” and “Kamera” are eerie, bass-heavy tracks that practically smell like a shower of hundreds hitting a stripper pole.
However, 199X is far more than your go-to for club bangers. The young rapper grew up bouncing between Wichita, KS, Atlanta, Orlando, and most recently — Los Angeles. One thing that stayed constant throughout his turbulent childhood, however, was music.
“I was first introduced to music when I was 6. I had this anger management counselor who like taught me how to play drums at his church,” 199X explained.
The Wichita-native found his way into the studio at 14 when his mother brought him and his brother with her while she wrote for other acts. However, it wasn’t until he’d graduated high school that he began to take music seriously, deciding to move to Orlando to pursue his dream.
It was in Orlando that he really found his footing and was even able to mingle with some of Florida’s premier up-and-comers at the time which included none other than Tyla Yaweh, XXXTentacion, Ski Mask The Slump God, and Wifisfuneral.
Shortly after that, 199X would release his first mixtape “Eat Pray Numb” which would give him his first taste of success. His track “Luv It” amassed over 140k streams on Spotify and record labels came calling shortly thereafter.
“At that time I was tied into some shit so I couldn’t follow it up how I felt like I wanted to, but this year I look forward to floating on everybody[‘s] playlist,” he said.
For those interested in what 199X plans for the future, his intentions are shrouded in a bit of mystery. The rapper explained: “That’s something the world is going to have to wait to see!”
Check out “Kandyland” below & follow him @199Xmusic on Instagram.