By: Seamus Fay
Music discovery, at face value, is essentially just a hunt for all of the hidden gems that people tend to miss. Once one of these gems is brought to the spotlight, new opportunities arise for artists and those small gems are able to graduate to a larger scale of operation. One of my personal favorite recent discoveries is that of KYSLINGO — a Maryland artist currently trailblazing his own path in pursuit of this further graduation.
Marked by a trunk-rattling concoction of melodic bass kicks, KYSLINGO’s sound is like nothing else I’ve heard. He communicates deep emotion by weaving through monstrous instrumentals, providing listeners with a remarkably raw, intoxicating sound. In such a way, he also possesses immense consistency with his art, so much so that at this point, it’s only a matter of time until we’re hearing the name KYSLINGO everywhere.
That being said, we here at Graduation music had to get the buzzing artist on our pages for a Weekly Discovery. You can read our conversation with KYSLINGO below.
To start off, where are you from? What was your childhood like?
Easton, Maryland. Eh, it was ight. Just been to alotta schools — that shit never fun.
Many listeners considered your sound to be the trailblazer for an entirely new genre of rap. How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard your music?
Just like that.
Your SoundCloud profile picture shows Paris Hilton carrying a pink cellphone. What’s going on there?
I can’t really explain it but I feel like that pic.
What are your main sources of inspiration? When sitting down to write a song or make a beat, what keeps you going?
Most of the time I drink to create, but everything is usually based off strong emotion. I gotta feel it. Nothing is forced. No specific person or nun like that inspires me. I just wanna be great like everyone else.
Five years from now, where do you want to be both musically and as a person?
Musically, I know imma be above all these niggas, I already am. But as a person, Imma be the same.
What can fans expect from KYSLINGO in the remainder of 2018?
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