Featured artist: Tony Kordell – Gettin "BAKC" to it …..
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Tony Kordell from Kansas City to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…
Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Tony Kordell! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
Tony Kordell: My father sang with groups and artist like Cuba Gooding Sr. and the Main Ingredient , The Stylistics , The McFadden Brothers and Phil Perry. He used to have my siblings and i singing and doing dance routines. My oldest Brother (King Homage) had a group called "The Midwest Playaz Click" in the late 90's . I would study them and do features on their song at 15, 16 years-old. After many attempts with friends so get something started for us , here i am doing my solo thing.
I was told , " Its not how you rap its how u grit". (Grit is a Kansas City slang for hustle) I would tell another artist not to wear their emotions , there are no permanent friends or enemies in the entertainment business. Also success isn't right around the corner. Trail and error could be few or could be great , just don't stop.
What about concerts? Do you play live?
Yes i do concerts . When you book me you get a performance . I come with high energy , crowd participation , routines , and merchandise . I want to leave an impression when it comes to my music . On stage and off.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
"Tony Kordell I ain't dope I'm the overdose , plus i ain't above cheating n*gga i go Sammy Sosa ! "