Hailing from East Bay Area, California, Kin. is the last hip hop experiment designed by rapper, producer, and sound engineer Jason Garske, after launching several Mixtapes with two of his best childhood friends.
Kinzy is coming back to the music scene with his recent release called “aintnobodygottimeforthat;” which is a double single about mental health issues in the black community.
The track, “hands tied” inspired by Karl Marx‘s philosophical thinking, depicts the working-class struggle for work-life balance under the reign of capitalism, which still a huge stigma nowadays.
The second one, “I got time for ya,” is a call for solidarity and supporting the mental health needs of loved ones, working on songs with a strong social message feature verse from LA Artist A-Styles, combined with a smooth, floating duet, complex multi-rhythms that genuinely slaps.
I had the opportunity to have a convo with Kin. and you can follow up below.
Explain what your name means?
My artist name “Kin.” serves as a reminder of my priorities. “Kin” means family, and it is a reminder of my goal to treat all human beings as if they were family. Because we all are to some degree if we trace our ancestry back far enough. It’s a reminder to treat everyone out of love and respect but also call them on their bullshit. The period is emphasis.
People say “don’t meet your idols” because a lot of famous people look down on other people. I’ve experienced that before. I want to be someone approachable and worthy of meeting my fans. If I walk around calling myself “Kin.”, it makes it harder for me to forget that.
What city and state are you representing?
I am from Pleasant Hill, CA. I usually just say I’m from the East Bay Area since a lot of people don’t know about Pleasant Hill.
Describe your style of singing or rapping?
My style is hard to pin down because I’ve been all over the place within the realm of hip hop and neo-soul. I guess you could call me a hip hop chameleon. I’m comfortable in any style of hip hop and its related genres. More recently I’ve been moving towards creating something more along the lines of humanist “mood music.”
Who inspired you to pursue a music career?
Fiasco and Kid Cudi inspired me. I went to a Lupe Fiasco show in 6th or 7th grade, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I loved how both Cudi and Lupe approached music so artistically.
What challenges did you face as a youth in pursuit of your music dream?
I have always struggled with confidence and being shy growing up. I used hip hop as a way to overcome those fears and express myself. I also had trouble with producers and sound engineers changing the style of the sound or taking a long time, so I decided to teach myself how to become a producer and a sound engineer in order to have more freedom and control over my releases. When commuting to and from classes, one of my 3 jobs, or my internship throughout college, I would listen to podcasts that would teach me how to sound engineer.
Describe your feelings when you’re recording music in the studio?
This might sound funny, but recording is the hardest part. I hate it. I never get the result I imagine in my mind, so its a process of letting go of that. I am always disappointed after recording. Sometimes what I recorded will grow on me after some time. I keep going because I am one hundred percent confident that I can do better.
What is the message behind your music?
My music doesn’t always have a message, sometimes I’m just conveying a feeling. But I often speak on broad social injustices or stories that are close to my heart.
What do you fear the most in this business?
I fear getting signed to a bad record deal. I fear never finding my audience and being stuck in relative obscurity.
That is it, for now, guys, enjoy his dope tracks over here don’t forget to follow the guy on socials and stay tuned for more.