Can you give us some background on yourself… Where are you from? How did your music career get started?
A little background on me is I am a Tacoma, WA native more than just a music artist – music is just a path that I recently fell into. The way I began was as a professional dancer and started my own team, Varsity Crew. The professional crew backed up headlining names like Snow Tha Product, Bebe Rexha, and Bhad Bhabie. While supporting notable acts, I also had my head buried in the sketchbooks designing merchandise for my line, Prize & Trophy. The mission statement, “Blood, sweat, and tears equals victory, success, and achievements,” aligns with my vision. I’m a go-getter and a “putting dreams into existence” kind of guy. That’s why I have shared the stage with Shoreline Mafia’s Ohgeesy & Rob Vicious and performed at festivals like Alienstock in 2019. I have a unique blend of harmonic hip-hop, RnB, and pop that casts a dynamic sunrise in my three-dimensional entertainment world. I’m currently signed to (and part-owner) of Made.Hype and N9NE. My first single, “Come Up,” boasts nearly 150k streams on Spotify and was the kick starter to my music endeavors. My art, lyrics, merch, and brand are all channels for freedom, expression, and creativity.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences overall?
When it comes to my musical influences there is a wide variety. Some of the names that carry heavy inspiration in my music are artists like Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Juice Wrld, Xxxtentacion, Lil Peep, The Kid Laroi, Blackbear, & Russ
What’s your single “Shining” about?
Shining is about looking on the bright side and manifesting everything to come in the future with my future career and relationships.
Who directed the music video? How was your experience making it?
Directed by N9NE Music Group & Multimode Media. It was a surreal moment with N9NE Music Group, super fans, close friends, and supporters to come together to help bring my creative vision to life.
What albums are you listening to right now?
Honestly, there is so much great music being put out at the moment; some of my go tos during this time would be Kid Laroi – F*ck Love, Russ – SHAKE THE SNOW GLOBE , Quest Michaels – Faded, & JusRyan – On and On.
How did you navigate your career throughout 2020 with the pandemic situation?
I started 2020 before the pandemic by throwing a fashion show for Prize and Trophy, my clothing line, where I performed, followed by touring with Rob Vicious from Shoreline Mafia. Then as the pandemic started, shows started to die down due to safety precautions I was forced to slow down just like the rest of the world and find new innovative ways to get people to enjoy and experience my music. As time progressed, I was able to use my time to sharpen my craft and hone in on my sound. I was also blessed with being able to perform at a socially distanced 50th annual memorial for late rock and roll legend, Jimi Hendrix, as well as performing at live streams which amassed a growth in my following and my stage presence preparing me for 2021.
Do you have big plans for 2021?
Thinking about my 2021, I have goals to further my career to the next level. Myself, JusRyan, and Quest Michaels decided to move toward building a collective/label known as “N9NE Music Group”. Following that journey, the entire collective relocated to Los Angeles to take our career more serious and immerse ourselves in the available creative resources. We are planning on some big moves and working hard to make 2021 the best year yet. Starting the year off with a bang by releasing 2 new singles one of which is releasing in less than 2 weeks. I can’t wait for everyone to hear what my hard work has been focused on. Make sure to follow everything I’m doing on my social media @KayneDynell on all platforms.