Standout: “Dreamer/I Want the World”
Also Check Out: “Be Cool” ft. Mike Jaggerr
And: “Let’s Chill” ft. Brent Best & Asia B
Name: KAE Hock aka Hockaday. KAE Hock is simply an abbreviation of my Gov. Nothin’ made up, that’s what they call me. I just made it a NAME.
Reppin’: Newark, Delaware
I’ve Been Rapping Since: Age 9. This is the reason I am so proficient! My father owned a record store in Plainfield, NJ. We were neighbors to P Funk. I was born into music.
My style and/or skills have been compared to: When I was younger, I was frequently compared to Nas. But its been some years since I’ve drawn a musical comparison from my fans, or anyone else for that matter. People often put me in the Kanye and J Cole box tho. But as any artist should feel, I hate being compared to anybody.
My standout records and/or moments have been: Performing side by side with Talib Kweli has always been one of my standout moments. Now every time I drop new music its a standout moment. Each of my projects, for me, represents a certain time period in my life, whether struggle or success.
I’m gonna change the game by: Re-injecting the Soul, Lyricism, and Content of the 90′s, but with a vicious Mayan calendar End of the World flow! Also by showing the world that when someone wont do something for you, you have to do it yourself. Additionally, I will be a real person in an industry full of potential oscar nominees. Im not going to bite my tongue for anyone.
I’d Like to Work With: Kanye West, Nas, Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Jill Scott, The Roots, I feel would all make for dope collaborations with KAE Hock. But I enjoy doing music with people who are talented, so i’m down to work with alot of folks. I love to collaborate. Except on my albums… I personally prefer to keep features minimal on my albums. My next album, “1738″ will hold true to that.
My goal in hip-hop is: 1. To release music that fans of all genre’s can unanimously consider classic. 2. To get rich as phucc. 3. To be considered artistically by many fans to be “The Best.” I dont really care about the sales. 4. Who the hell am I kidding I want to sell hella records.
I’m gonna be the next: I am unquestionably going to be the Next KAE Hock. I dont aspire to be like any artist. I admire what alot of artist have done artistically and professionally (Dre, Nas, Jay, 50, Eminem, Wayne to name a few) But I believe that hip hop is still a relatively young genre, and there are plenty of new milestones for us to reach as a culture. I am going to set the stage for the next KAE Hock tho. Just as artist such as Rakim, KRS – One, Big Daddy Kane, and others set the stage for the artist that I mentioned earlier.
To check out more of my music go to: (Twitter, Facebook, Webpage, Tumblr, and/or etc.)WWW.KAEHOCK.COM. My entire catalog of music and videos is there. The Best of Hocktober mixtape is the latest body of work there. There are also links to all of my other socials networks. Follow me on twitter: @kaehock Facebook: facebook.com/kaehock