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KCO - Music Interview

KCO, a budding rap artist hailing from Dallas, TX, has recently stepped into the spotlight. His love for music has been a constant in his life, but it wasn't until 2024 that he committed fully to pursuing his musical aspirations. Originally from the border town of Brownsville, TX, KCO relocated to Dallas in 2015.

Coming from a background marked by the challenges of growing up in a border town, KCO found himself immersed in an environment rife with violence and negative influences. However, instead of succumbing to these circumstances, he was inspired to channel his experiences into creating rap music with a purpose. His aim is to craft tracks that not only motivate but also carry a positive message, offering a beacon of light amid the shadows.

Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing or performing music? Tell us about it

In 2015, I was jumped by five guys who left me on the side of the road with a broken jaw. My jaw was wired shut for 3 weeks, which forced me to re-evaluate my life and the decisions I had made that led me to that point. My pride was at an all-time high leading up that moment, so it was a very humbling experience that made me listen to what God had to say. That's when I was first introduced to the likes of NF and Lecrae, which opened up my eyes to the fact that I could use my musical talents for good.

So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?

I'm usually inspired by the beat I hear, then just let God do the rest. I am just a vessel when it comes to writing and recording. I like to write, record, take a 24 hour break from the project, then come back and listen with fresh ears to figure out which parts of the song I want to modify or remove.

What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?

Right now, the barriers to entry are so low (which is awesome), but it does create challenges to differentiate yourself from the crowd. It is so easy to release music nowadays, so the competition is high and the listener can be overwhelmed by the amount of options available. This has challenged me to connect with my listeners in a more personal way, while keeping myself marketable and entertaining.

If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?

I would love to share the stage with NF. His energy is just so raw and authentic. You can see that in his fan base's engagement as well.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough..then tell us more!!

It's unfiltered

It's real

It's emotional

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else? Tell us why

I love being able to do what I love and live in my gifting. I also love the idea that there is at least one person out there that has been positively impacted by listening to my music.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

Spending time with my wife and raising our 6 month old son. He definitely keeps us busy!

I also go to the gym daily, and play pick-up basketball.

What's coming up in the future for you?

I'm releasing a mixtape project over the summer and I'm committed to releasing 2 singles per month moving forward. I want to experiment with different sounds and improve my delivery. Stay tuned! More on



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