The Break Presents: KR
Comparisons to J.Cole and Dizzy Wright aside, the youngin' KR is honing his skills in hopes to becoming a huge star. Here's what the self-proclaimed "lab rat" has been cooking up lately.
Standout: "Poetic Death 2"
Also check out: "Inspire"
And: "Poetic Death"
Name: Kaalan Rashad Walker ( KR )
Hometown: Los Angeles
I grew up listening to: I grew up influenced a lot by what was being played in my home. I grew up listening to a lot of Mary J. Blige.
Most people don't know I: Don't really listen to my own music to be honest. I really press myself in the studio to create the best product. I guess you can say I'm little bit of a lab rat. I tend to spend a lot of my time preparing new music. I know all my tracks, I just tend to put them out there and not dwell too much on them.
My style's been compared to: I'm young so I'm a product of this generation. A lot of people throw out names like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Dizzy Wright, Joey Bada$$. Judging by those comparisons, that's not a bad thing at all.
My standout records and/or moments to date have been: "Poetic Death" that's a record that I was very passionate about. I actually just released "Poetic Death 2." Travis Barker listened to "Poetic Death" and told my manager it was " really refreshing to hear." Big Sean told me my "Control" response was tight when I met him.
My goal in Hip-Hop is: To bring hope to all the people out there with no voice. Sometimes artists forget that their music is therapy for their fans who may be going through something, whether it be struggle, depression, or just a bad day. I want to touch all my fans with every lyric, beat, video and performance.
I'm gonna be the next: May sound cliche but I don't wanna be anybody else... I'm just trying to be the first KR.