Haastattelussa Kalifornia-räppäri Lo’Key Tha YG

Haastattelussa Kalifornia-räppäri Lo’Key Tha YG. Hän on tehnyt urallaan yhteistyötä muun muassa Big2DaBoyn, Playa Hammin, WC:n, Enois Scrogginsin ja Kay Nine Tha Bossin kanssa.

  1. What’s up, Lo’Key? How are you today?

West up! I’m doing well. Just trying to elevate everyday.

  1. Tell us a little about yourself?

Well there’s a lot to say on that but ill make it brief. I’m 35 years old and I have been doing this music thing since I was 16. I was born in Los Angeles, raised in places such as Pomona, Upland and Rialto.

  1. What motivated you to start creating music?

Just being around it since I was a kid, my mom was a female emcee. She was the first female rap artist out of the city of Pomona who started making headway. So naturally it would soon become my passion as well.

  1. Would you agree that it is very important to learn, study and understand the old music and music history?

I definitely would agree. It’s important to study what you are trying to become so it’s mandatory to study past emcees and what the business was then and compare it to now.

  1. What is your songwriting process? Do the rhymes come first, or the music?

It really depends on the beat, but usually a dope beat talks to me and I begin to talk back. I love writing, I love being versetal and I enjoy going outside the box with my music.

  1. How did you come by your stage name?

Lo’key has been a childhood name. Friends and family called me “Dre Lo’key” which would have been a dope stage name also but I decided to drop the Dre part and add Tha Y.G which stands for Young Guru.

  1. You just released your newest single ‘Welcome (Remix)’. Can you talk about the inspiration for it?

I loved the original one that I did which was produced by “Tweek Beatz” and I thought lets keep it going but let me add someone that really represents this west coast culture and I couldn’t think of anyone better than “W.C” from the group WestSide Connection. So I reached out to his management who I already had a business relationship with and we made it happen.

  1. Who have been some of your favorite artists that you’ve been able to work with?

My mom “Miz Tasti”, my cuzzin “Aem J.R” and some of my OG’z Like Kokane, Playa Hamm, W.C and my peeps the Young Giantz.

  1. Any secret releases or collabs you can let us in on?

I may have another one coming in with W.C and OG Dazzie Dee.

  1. How do you feel about the current state of music?

I don’t know how I feel about it just now but I can definitely say that it’s a lot of open lanes for creators. It may be the best time to be an independent artist because of all the outlets that allow you to make your own way in this industry.

  1. Who would say are your all time favorite rappers?

Ice Cube, Miz Tasti, W.C, Jayo Felony, Snoop Dogg and Nas.

  1. What are your interests outside of music?

I enjoy the marketing and promotions side of things and I enjoy cooking.

  1. Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m a part of a new single coming out with my boy “Mr. Jeff” entitled “Bounce”. You’ll be able to download the track on all digital platforms and watch the video on Youtube. So be sure to check that out, it has a nice Spanish vibe to it.

  1. Any last words to our readers?

Make sure y’all visit my website at LokeyThaYG.com and follow me on IG: @LoKeyThaYG.

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