Featured artist: Kilo M.O.E – Keys To The M.O.E Is on the way.
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Kilo M.O.E from Baltimore 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, Kilo M.O.E! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
Kilo M.O.E: My brother was my biggest inspiration. We grew up in a musical household. Records! Lots of records. We lived in the record stores. Everyone had their own record player, boom box, or stereo. All rooms of the house except the bathroom. My brother had DJ Equipment back when it wasnt every single person you knew had. We passed around 'mix tapes' and im talking actual Tapes. The real deal. Not downloads of people rapping over industry beats. The whole thing was about having the best cuts, blends, and scratches and mastering certain mixes. My Brother is much older than me and at the time we were living in munich, germany. This was a 4 year time period elementary school where I developed my pursuit in music. My brother was my number one inspiration. Had it not been for that time period in life I probably wouldnt be doing this. I came home to Baltimore and started pursuing the career again but after some creative differences and lack of motivation, some on my behalf I got into bodybuilding and personal training which took me away from the pursuit little over ten years.
The best advice I got was from Big Steve Gee. This I could never forget as you he told me to avoid all the noise of the 'brands', cliques, logos, and fly by night situations and do what I already know. Stay in my lane and do me. Artists, learn what YOUR product is and learn how to package it to monetize. Plan your work and work your plan. Work from ahead and never from behind.
What about concerts? Do you play live?
I do. I am Vocalist and true emcee. Crowd engagement and working the audience is my thing. High Energy is my thing so its of great importance to embody this in performance and in person. I do I just came back from Topeka, Kansas in middle august.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
Im not punchline rapper…. But I'll slap niggaz in the lunch line yappin.