Miss Kri$: Interview With Small World LA

Miss Kri$: Interview With Small World LA

What inspired you to pursue a career in music, and when did you first realize you wanted to be a musician?

I’m a music baby. My dad is a DJ, so I’ve had an ear for music since I was a
kid. I was in the school choir and played instruments. To be honest, I
actually wanted to be a singer until I started writing raps in my notebook
after school just messing around. I shared these lyrics with friends who
were also musicians and didn’t expect all the praise I got. So I ran with it.

What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced as an emerging artist, and how have you overcome them?

One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced as an artist is crossing paths with
people in the industry who try to mix business with pleasure. As a female
artist, sometimes it’s difficult for others to respect you just for your art. I
always stand on business though. Nothing more, nothing less.

Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and how have they shaped your sound and style?

My favorite overall artist is Aaliyah. R.I.P. She’s the one who got me
wanting to do music and dance. As far as hip-hop/rap goes, I love
Max B., Nas, Hov, Kim, Foxy, Missy, Left Eye, etc. FREE THE WAVE.

How do you approach the songwriting process, and where do you draw
inspiration from for your lyrics and melodies?

Most of the time, it’s me scrolling through a catalog of beats. Then I’m like
yea, that’s the one. I can go crazy to this. Other times, it’s just me doing me
on a daily basis which usually consists of traveling and adventures. I get
inspiration from all angles when I’m on the go.

What can listeners expect from your upcoming album or project, and how does it differ from your previous work?

I don’t want to say too much, but I will say that it’s nothing like what you’ve
heard from me in the past. I’m tapping into new sounds while maintaining
my own. Expect the unexpected.

How has your background or life experiences influenced your music and artistic vision?

My life is a f***** movie. LOL. To say the least. I take everything one day at a
time. Sometimes you really just have to sit back and take it all in, feel me?
How does this make me feel? That has helped me grow as an individual but
especially when it comes to my art because only I can recreate these
moments with lyrics. Or at least try to have listeners understand where I’m
coming from.

Can you talk about a particularly memorable or inspiring performance you've had,
and what made it special?

My most memorable performance was when I did a show at the Webster
Theater in my hometown. Most of my family and friends came to support
me. The footage was amazing. The crowd was hype. It was one of my first
shows actually, and I killed it. I would relive it over again if I could.

What do you hope listeners take away from your music, and what message do you want to convey through your art?

I hope everyone listening to my music feels sexy and is getting to the bag
while doing so.

How has the music industry changed since you first started, and how have you adapted to those changes as an artist?

Social media obviously has a bigger impact on how the industry
showcases music than it did before, and I think more artists are trying to
figure out how to apply content creation to their craft. It’s more than just
recording a song and doing a visual today. You have to be extremely
marketable just as you are talented.
10.What advice would you give to other emerging artists who are just starting out in
the industry?
Do you. Fuck what anybody has to say about it.

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