IceBurghSociety.com Exclusive Interview:
Welcome to the new exclusive interview series, called "My Intro..."! This series will be the first introduction for many talented up and coming artist out of the coldest country out, Canada!
We introduce the latest featured artist, London MC, K-ROUGE, as he introduces himself, what brought him to Hip Hop and where he plans on bringing it. Read on.
IceBurghSociety.com: Where are you from?
K-ROUGE: London, Ontario, Canada born and raised.
IceBurghSociety.com: What got you into Hip Hop?
K-ROUGE: I’ve always been a musical person but the energy and creativity involved made me realize my love for hip-hop. Shawn (The Genesis) introduced me to genre about 10 years ago when we first met. A couple years later we started writing it together and haven’t stopped because it became and still is such a huge part of our lives.
IceBurghSociety.com: How would you describe yourself as an artist?
K-ROUGE: As an artist, I’d say ‘calculated perfectionist’. When I’m in that mindset, I won't leave the studio until it's done, and done correctly. But I also won’t rush or force any projects so some nights can be a bit slower than others but the end result is always the same; quality.
IceBurghSociety.com: What led to your style of delivery and beat-selection?
K-ROUGE: I have a straight-up passion for music of any style or genre which is likely the biggest contribution of the diversity I try to bring (R&B, Trap, Old School, Dirty South) through my own sound. I create the music the way I listen to it, according to how I’m feeling in that moment. At the end of the day, my beat selection and delivery is really based off of where I am and what I do in that stage of my life, I don’t stick to a certain formula. Whatever's going on in my world, you'll hear it coming through the music.
IceBurghSociety.com: How do you think you differ from other artists?
K-ROUGE: I add a lot of depth to my music and try to have the widest range possible. I work hard to bring something new and unique to every track by making use of my full skillset. I’ll adapt to any style or beat to create a finished product that’ll always stand out on the record.
IceBurghSociety.com: Who influenced your style?
K-ROUGE: If I’m talking strictly hip-hop then ‘09 Drake was the biggest influence of my music by far. I also have to mention Lloyd Banks, T.I., Kanye West, Ludacris, a little ASAP Rocky.
IceBurghSociety.com: What ‘s the most important item in your music collection?
K-ROUGE: Akon signature on a fitted cap.
IceBurghSociety.com: Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
K-ROUGE: Still gotta go with Drake. I’ve been a huge fan since Room For Improvement.
IceBurghSociety.com: What's the most successful or highest point in your career?
K-ROUGE: I’d have to say that my first headlining show is the moment that really sticks out to me the most at this time, and opening for Snak was a close second.
IceBurghSociety.com: Any Final Shout-Outs?
K-ROUGE: Shout out my team ‘Ground Zero’ (DABS, and Shawn The Genesis) as always and keep a look out for our mixtape that’ll be dropping late September.
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