NO TIME BETTER THAN THE PRESENT….
Just like the title of his upcoming debut CD, it was Hard
in the Streets for this Kansas City, MO
native. Life wasnt neatly bundled and packaged for KC Gift. Growing up was a
struggle, juggling the hustle with the responsibilities of life in a
dysfunctional family. It was a world where Dad was drug dependent and it was up
to Mom to hold the household together. A life where petty crime led to juvenile
detention and probation and the gift and the curse of teenage parenthood, but
also a life that blessed KC with the gift of the talent for Rap. Now KC Gift is
ready to present his works to the world
AllHipHop.com: How did you get your name?
KC Gift: I was just rapping and people said I had a talent, so I
started going by the name of Gift but its another guy using the name The Gyft,
but I spell mine G-I-F-T. Nobody ever really made it from my city, Kansas City,
so they put KC in front of it, just representing Kansas City at the same time.
AllHipHop.com: Who are some of your influences?
KC Gift: Tupac. Thats my favorite rapper ever. I like Jay-Z, Nas. I like Lil Wayne, I
like Drake. I like Kanye West too.
AllHipHop.com: What would you say is your lane when it comes to rhyming
KC Gift: I would say I would run in my own lane, but you can put me
in there with like Kanye West, Young Jeezy, T.I. Im from the mid-west, so we
listen to everything. We listen to Down South, we listen to West Coast, we
listen to East Coast, so I would say that Im just like the perfect blend of
AllHipHop.com: What are your some of your favorites of your own songs?
KC Gift: I like Im On One, because I feel like when I wrote that
song, when I say Im on one, it just means Im not stopping til I get to my
goal. Im not letting any negativity or anything stop me, Im just on one. Im on
my path to get to where Im going. I like Cameraman because I feel like
thats my alter-ego. Im real humble. But on the microphone, you cant be
humble, so that would be Cameraman. And then I like Superstar With Scars
because I feel Ive been through a lot of stuff. Hard in the Streets because
its real hard out here for everybody right now.
AllHipHop.com: Lastly, what does it mean to you to be Kansas Citys gift?
KC Gift: I got the responsibility of holding my whole city down and
still being positive at the same time. Cant really do too much negativity or
none of that. Just representing for Kansas City.CLEAN: KC Gift ft. Stevie Diamond – Hey Lil Mama / She Wanna Get Rich from The Ghettonerd Company, LLC on Vimeo.