We had the good fortune of connecting with Kayo Bracey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kayo, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
The music industry costs money. It costs money to promote yourself, to buy beats, to travel, to run ads, etc. And if you think that you can reach your ultimate goals without investing in yourself, you’re not being realistic.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a positive hip hop artist. I’ve gotten to where I am through hard work and consistency, but I am not even close to where I want to be. It’s not easy at all. It’s a tough journey as an artist. We are met with so many “No’s” and rejections, that it can be discouraging.
I just remind myself to continuously create my own opportunities, and that One “Yes” can change your entire situation. I’ve learned to not be afraid to learn new skills as opposed to waiting on others to do something that you need. I want the world to know that I’m just an underdog that’s dreamchasing. I’m just like yall. I’m just a stubborn old-head that refused and continues to refuse to quit.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
You guys are going to fry me for this answer but I am so no into the nightlife. My behind is always either working or in the house. And now that I have a studio in my house? Lord, it’s even worst lol.
I will occasionally step out to grab a drink and two step with the wife at a local bar. We mostly enjoy traveling to other cities and exploring.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d def. like to give a shoutout to my wife. Having a powerful partner behind you; someone that is likeminded and believes in you is priceless. It’s such a blessing to have someone that is there to pick you up when you’re down, provide constructive feedback and help you become a better man in the process. I’m thankful for you