Introduce yourself to our readers! Let them know your name, where you’re from & the name of the project you dropped!
What’s up Hip Hop Weekly! It’s ya boy KevMac from Buffalo NY. I just dropped my album A Whole Lot and its available now on all platforms so make sure you go and check it out!
So Kev – Your EP A Whole Lot just released and has the whole industry talking. Tell the readers which song will be the first single off that album?
My first single off A Whole Lot is a Spanish track entitled Pila de Botella – which means A lot of Bodies – featuring Dixson Waz who as you know is the biggest Rappers out of the Dominican Republic. Dixson Waz is creator the world hit “Toco toco to”. I have released the hit single “Pila de Botella”.
I just recently dropped the music video to that song with Dixon who flew out to Buffalo where we filmed. Big Shout out to Dixson Waz by the way. We went crazy on that video. Make sure you check it out.
Pila de Botella Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O984PD7D_BE&feature=youtu.be
Download the song: https://music.apple.com/us/album/pila-de-botella/1534470679?i=1534471095
What can we expect from this EP? What’s the vibe and who is featured on this Album with you?
My EP has 13 songs and each of the song on this album has a vibe and sound of its own. The first thing you can expect is- ENERGY. And second- originality. My EP took a little time to put together but I think the fans will see how versatile I can be as a rapper and you’ll see that I’m not just trying to make one genre or one style of music. Each song on A Whole Lot is a different sound of me as an artist. I wanted to prove that I can rap on any type of beat while putting my own style to it. I’m also bilingual and can rap in both English and Spanish. I think that is what makes me different. There are some songs that have that newer hip hop sound, I have the Spanish track and some of that old school hip hop. We have a little something for the ladies. You know I couldn’t forget my ladies! (laughs) and something you can really turn up and dance to. The album is unpredictable and I think the fans will be surprised. The track list for this album is:
1. A Whole Lot
3. 7Sixteen- ft Grenzy, DatBoiSkeet & Struggle Mike
4. Break the Bank
5. 4Matic ft JJ luis & Mack Millz
6. Fashion Killa
8. Water Strokes
9. Mad Happy ft Kutter Boy
10. I’m a Star ft Struggle Mike & Kidd Major Da Cub
11.Probondo ft JJ luis
12. Corona Rona ft JJ luis
13. Pila De Botella FT Dixon Waz
Stream the album: https://linktr.ee/KevMac
Who helped you put this album together?
I had a lot of help from Struggle Mike and he helped with all of the features, the studio time, executively producing and mentoring me in general. He helped me a great amount and I’m very thankful for him as well as Speedie the Icon who helped me record and engineer the album. King Dagger also helped mix and master the project. He’s a fellow Brick Boy. Those guys, they taught me to feed that fire inside. Lock in and focus and really pursue what I’m doing full force and with passion.
Kev Mac, you are a member of Buffalos Legendary Brick Boys. You are actually the youngest member. Do you feel that you have more to prove being you’re the youngest?
Yes I do feel that way. Being that I’m 17 years old and the youngest I feel that I have A LOT to prove. I have a lot of pride and the ambition of a LION. That pressure is what fuels me. My Tio and father always told me to say everything with your chest and so being the youngest member of the Legendary Brick Boys I go harder because I turned that pressure into the fire to earn my place.
Kev you come from a Boxing family! Your father is a world champion and your grandfather a 4x WBC Champion. You yourself are a boxer! How do you think boxing influences you as an artist if it does at all?
Boxing really gave me that drive. Growing up and watching my brothers, my father and grandfather training in the ring and fighting as a sport. My brothers are boxers as well and so being the youngest, I really looked up to them. They inspired me to not give up, stay hungry and determined. Boxing is something that you think you get in the ring and fight but it’s more than that. You have to have a strong mentality and remained focus. So whether it’s in the studio or in a boxing ring I’m ready with the same type of ambition and hunger as if I’m about to compete in the biggest fight of my life. The De León lineage and hunger taught me to have an aggressive approach in the ring and when making my music.
This isn’t your first project! Drop the name of the other projects you have been on so the readers can check those out too!
This EP is my first solo project but I have also been featured on Struggle Mike’s “The Great Escape” “Da Wall” “NXT UP” album which as you know went viral. I was featured on 3 of the songs from that mixtape and Andale which I’m on with my fellow Brick Boys Grenzy and Same Dude even hit the airwaves back in August on Shade 45. Big shout out to DJ Wallah for breaking that record!
Download the albums: https://linktr.ee/Strugglemike
Kev Mac you’re the wildcard for many reasons! Tell the readers what sets you apart from the rest!
Good Question! Being the youngest I think I have that chip on my shoulder in a good way. My pride is is as big as my drive. I try to work twice as hard to show the older cats that I belong here and earned my spot. I’m also bilingual and can rap in both Spanish and English. Plus being 17 and a ladies man –well ya know (laughs)
KevMac who inspires you the most as an artist?
No question my mother. And my siblings too. My mother has been there for me and has never given up on me. My mother is what inspires me to keep going, keep pushing and to never give up on my dreams. Ya know, my mother had me when she was younger and we have been through a lot but if there’s one thing that I can say, it’s that I promise my mother will never have to wonder or worry if her baby boy will be ok because she raised me to be tough, yet humble, strong, yet loving. I always want to make her proud because I owe a lot to her.
OK Rapid Trivia – One word answers and no elaborating. Ready?
Name another rapper that the industry is overlooking right now? Fligga
Which 2 Producers would like to see go against each other in a Verzuz battle?
Producers – Dre and Diddy
Sum the current state of Hip Hop in just 1 word!
Ok, just one word? Ignornant
You get the chance to collaborate on a song and make a hit record with any 2 rappers.
One Dead: Nipsey Hustle
One Alive: Lil Wayne
Who are your TOP 5 artists of ALL TIME Dead or Alive?
Well in no particular order, I’m going to go with
1. Speedie The Icon
2. Lil Wayne
4. 38 Spesh
5. 50 Cent
Favorite new school rapper:
Name one thing that you think even with all the riches & fame in the world, Money cannot buy?
So KevMac! Your EP “A Whole Lot” is out now on all platforms! Tell the readers what we can expect from you after your EP takes over the charts? What’s in store for you as an artist after the world opens back up?
More music videos in the works and I have a lot more music up my sleeve! I have so many things planned including expanding my brand to include merchandise! You can expect me see me working with some big artists for more features. You may even catch me doing a radio interview for the primetime. I’m trying to show the world that age is really NOTHING BUT A NUMBER! You will be seeing and hearing more from me so stayed tuned! Thanks Coco and Hip Hop Weekly for giving me this opportunity.
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