We had the good fortune of connecting with Kid Kern and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kid, how do you define success?
Happiness on the journey. No destination!
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?
As a basketball player, athletes have always inspired my work ethic. Thankfully, I’ve been able to apply this work ethic to music. In sports it’s 100% necessary to put in the work to see results. Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and of my best friends who currently plays overseas, Evan Maxwell are to just name a few inspirations of mine. I’ve seen Evan at the age of 24 be able to balance his family: wife, daughter and basketball career successfully. Seeing people like this reminds me to only spend time and effort on the things that are most important to me in life. I find inspiration from all those who wake up every day and hustle.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
LA and California as a whole is home to a ton of dope spots. If I had to pick a few to squeeze into 1 week with the homies it’d consist of: -Venice Beach Basketball Courts -Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ -In-N-Out (if they’ve never had it) -The Hollywood Sign -Palm Springs -Vegas of course because it’s not too far away
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.
Making music didn’t come naturally for me. There were years of trial and error that I’ve spent on my craft and even still I have major room for improvement. Back to work ethic, I believe that’s what sets me apart. I’ll always put my all into my music whether there’s 5 or 5,000 people at the shows. The goal is to impact many lives in a positive way but if I could inspire even just 1 person then I’m happy. I’ll always keep going and finding ways to improve.