Last month, That Kid Era dropped his new mixtape Mr. ILLington. Today, get familiar with this Bronx-born, Westchester-bred MC who came up on hip hop's golden era.

 Standout: "Illy"

Also check out: "Everything"

And: "Sound of Dedication"


Age: 24

Hometown: Westchester, New York.  Silver Lake/WhitePlains to be exact.

I grew up listening to: Nas, Wu Tang, Tribe, Big L, Lox.... to keep it short the golden era of New York hip hop.  I used to steal my older cousins tapes then Napster came out and it was over.

Most people don't know I:  Was adopted. People say I look like my folks. Also a lot of people don't know that the name Era came from the sound of a DJ scratch when I was in middle school.

My style has been compared to: Growing up I heard Fabolous a lot, but I think I've ventured away from that now and havent heard that in a while. Tough for me to say about my own music, I'll let the listeners judge.

My standout records and or moments to date have been: My newest single "iLLy" from my mixtape Mr. iLLington has definitely been one of the standout recordsto date.  The video did 50k views in 24 hours on VEVO but besides the numbers it's been getting a good reaction from people that I listen to music with, which always means more than numbers.

My goal in Hip-Hop is: To give more of a voice to middle class america.  And doing it while steering clear of college rap, stoner rap or any other trends. My goal is to make the music personal by storytelling.  I got a couple records on my mixtape that people come up to me and say 'Damn that was deep. That happened to one of my friends too or I listen to your tape when I'm going through this or that.'

I'm gonna be the next: Rapper to tour the world with good music.  I keep the answer simple because I'm a simple person.  I strive hard to be the best I can be and take pride in my lyrics but I don't care about being the best ever. I'd rather stay humble, make trill shit and provide vibes for people that appreciate hip hop.

To check out more of my music: THAT KID ERA. Suck a D and go Google it.