Gettin “BAKC” to it …..

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.

Tony Kordell

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 ! "

Tony Kordell

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Currently Working on "Bakc Vol.2" . My first retail release "Bakc" is available on all major digital platform as well as physical copies. Before this I release an album and mixtape under the title "Everybody Hates Tony". This project is available for download on Datpiff and streaming on Youtube.

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

Yes if the terms are straight ! We all want a distribution deal while labels are trying to give 360's .Try to meet somewhere in the middle. Are you keeping your publishing and royalties , then a 360 deal is not for you. Are you taking your 360 advance to buy real estate to flip ? It really depends on the artist and what their plans are. No two walks of life are the same.

Any last words?

Shout out KueitBoy , Manager Man , King Homage , 58 Namez , Bullit Ant , Scario Andreddi , Pittsburgh Philthy , Team Hard Wood Films , Woodgrain Productions , and the whole KCMO and KCK area.

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

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Thank you for your time. We wish you much success in your further career.

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