Spotlight Interview with Kittn


Kittn returns with a fresh banger that hits the ground running and gives off a new attitude and swagger to go along with a badass style and swift lyrical phrasing approach that brings the fire.


"R.O.D. (Ride or Die)" is an instant hip hop classic with an old school beat and a crisp sound that grabs you from the start.


The artist shows such a lively presence and character that it's actually quite addicting and when that chorus pops up you just end up bouncing right along with the beat.


You throw your hands around and rap along with the hook which is actually pretty awesome.


It's all about your ride or die. That one person that always has your back.


Kittn always has something new to bring to the table. Always has a serious ass hook that lets her shine, and she has that certain something.


Her stuff is flavorful and robust, has style and freshness and holds little back.


Also, if you like this single, you'll like pretty much all of her music. It all has that magic to it and fire that's just natural for Kittn.


This has such a cool feel to it and somehow even comes off as a sort of summer single.


So, get up and dance with Kittn.


With the release of such a thriving single, we wanted to have a chat with the artist to find out where this all come from.


Here's what happened.


RAG: Okay so let's start with "R.O.D.". This track had a killer vibe feel to it! Where did this single come from?


I was browsing through instrumentals on Beatstars just for fun, and I came across this one from Produced by Cultuxe and I was immediately hooked. It was giving me anthem-type vibes, hence the melodic chorus I wrote for it. I was drawn to its high-energy, so I wrote a summer bop to it. RAG: I'm hearing some great styles on this release. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?


GoldLink, Kid Cudi, Kaytranada, Rapsody, 9th Wonder, Kendrick Lamar RAG: So how did this all begin for you really?


When did you fall in love with making music?I've always been obsessed with music in all its forms. I could play piano by ear as a toddler. In high school, I took up the Contrabass and played in a Jazz Band and Orchestra. I was also a back-up singer for some of my classmates in our talent shows. I didn't pursue a music career professionally until 2019 when I wrote my first song, Core. Since then, I have been taking myself and my talent more seriously. RAG: What's next for you as an artist?


In some ways, I feel like I've been hiding behind my music. So this year, I have been making strides to engage with my fans more and take risks. I started the year off being featured on a Podcast in the UK (shout out to the Us People Podcast) and wrote the theme song for their show. I also entered NPR Radio's Tiny Desk Contest. And, I've been doing more Instagram Lives, and video recording my song writing process for my upcoming first album. RAG: What inspires you to write a song?


Everything! I write all the time, so it's not hard for me to be inspired. I've written songs about what I eat for lunch, my romantic relationships, the weather, my friends, you name it. But there are times, like with my latest release R.O.D. (Ride Or Die) where I am inspired by a beat that I hear. RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?


I actually have a 9-5 working as a recruiter for a nonprofit organization. I really enjoy my day job, and it allows me the financial ability to slowly work on my music career. In my spare time (aside from writing), I like to travel and discover new food experiences. Fun fact: I'm a classically trained chef, so I love food! RAG: Who are you listening to right now?


I have Kendrick Lamar on repeat. I'm also really impressed with Jack Harlow; that kid is clever and creative. He reminds me a lot of Drake. He's definitely going places. RAG: Are you doing live performances?


Yes! You can catch me live at Footlight Underground at the Windjammer! May 28th, 9pm

(21+ VAX Only)

Get tickets here: https://withfriends.co/event/14153328/kittns_mixtape_concert


RAG: This single seems like a big undertaking. What kind of advice might you have for other up and coming artists out there?

I would say, connect yourself with as many professional music engineers, producers, and other artists. They can serve as great mentors and help you to think about your music career as a business. I've been able to create a process, stay organized, and arrange my songs in a way that helps me maximize my time once I hit the studio to finish the process.

RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?


Thank you for rocking with me these past 3 years. This is just the beginning. Hope to see y'all on Saturday at the show.


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