Check out our exclusive interview with Kay Money Malone.
I2G is here with Kay Money Malone, how’s it going?
I’m good, grindin! Always grindin.
Tell me a little bit about how you got your start in hip hop and who are some of your musical influences.
I started writing music in 99′ while being fixated with the whole 8-mile/ G-unit movement that took over shortly after. It was the era of classic battle rap. The rap game had a very distinct east coast sound at the time. I came up listening to DMX, Ruff Ryders, Shyne, The Lox, Jay-Z, Eminem.
Do you have any upcoming mixtapes or albums getting ready to release?
I just released The Calm Before EP, so I have been working on my sophomore project entitled “The Storm”. I will also be dropping a mixtape late spring, early summer for those fans eager for that gutter rap.
Do you have any upcoming videos?
I am dropping a video to My Whole Life (The Calm Before EP) early April 2017. Dope visuals working with CH the director.
What are your current thoughts on the state of hip hop?
The state of hip hop is promising. I keep telling myself, if the garbage that gets airplay right now is dope, its only a matter of time till the fans bring back “the want” for that raw sound we all love. I love the diversity but hate the politics of the game.
What is currently playing on your playlist musically?
What’s in rotation? haha definitely not major radio stations. I listen to a lot of NF, a lot of Slaughterhouse. I’m a closet Kid Ink fan. I also stay close to my roots with Chris Rivers and of course yours truly.
Do you have any shows or tour dates?
I have a show coming up on April 14 2017 at The Blue Room Lounge in Secaucus NJ. As the weather warms up, you will be seeing a lot more of me.
What is your website information?
You could def check my music out at soundcloud.com/kaymoney973 or search me up on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play. Real Recognize Real.
Appreciate the interview, any last words or shout outs?
I2G SALUTE!! Shout to all my 100’s out there. In this world we are all related. #MoneyRelated