Q&A With Stoney Kev

What was the earliest hip hop memory you can recall?  

My earliest Hip Hop memory that I can remember would definitely be the Def Jam Vendetta game. That was a big win for the culture.

When was it when you realized that rapping was for you?  

Around freshman year in high school I knew I could go far with this. I just rapped different from everyone I knew.

Where did your moniker originate, Stoney Kev?  

I got the name Stoney because of who I am and what I stand for. It’s about staying solid and true.

What was the title of your first track?  Is it still out?

My first track is called BRAGGIN its still out now on my soundcloud ‘Stoney Kev’. This was the song that stamped me as an artist.

How are you coping with this whole Covid 19 situation? Has it delayed any new music production by any chance? 

COVID couldn’t stop my music if it wanted too. I write everyday and have my own recording studio so everything is in house and work gets done no matter the climate.

Please breakdown the creative process of your new album “The New World“.  Tell us a little about the album cover concept!

The New World explains the times were going through today. It’s crazy bc we started to collab before the pandemic but everything I spoke about was already starting to come to life. But when it came to writing and laying down records Gem would send me like four beats a week and Ny was on lockdown so I had nothing better to do than hit the stu and record. Now, that album cover clearly shows you ‘The New World’ and all that comes with it.

Who is your personal favorite all-time best Hip Hop producer?  Also, who is your ultimate MC collabo?

My all time favorite when it comes to producers would have to be Pete rock. And the ultimate Mc Collabo would deff be Nas And Salaamremi.

Any new music we can expect for the rest of 2020?

I’m ending 2020 with some positive Afro Bounce vibes. It’s been a rough year for some and a good year for others. So on November 3rd I’m releasing my 3rd project ‘Awele’ a name my mother gave to me meaning Luck. However, Gem and I plan on dropping a single every two weeks with a later project at the end of the year.

We have to ask, with all this social discourse and revolt, protesting and rioting, exposed police brutality toward blacks and BLM, how do you feel about this? We would love your perspective on the climate we are living in right now.

Black lives mattered before the movement. It’s not today that we realized police weren’t being held accountable for their actions. It’s not today where we’ve watched other blacks experience hardships due to the fact that their colored. We want to be heard, we want to feel protected, we want justice , and we want to finally be equal.

What is your definition of “underground hip hop”?

Underground hip hop to me is where you have a chance to listen to REAL rap, I mean records that you may never hear on radio.

Where can people find you on the web? Drop all the vital links.

You can find me on Ig, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube @StoneyKev

You can follow the producer of this project on IG @gem.en.eye and gemeneyeworld.com

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