The Break Presents: Kap G

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Kap G has a solid message for his debut mixtape: Put on for his people. “I gotta make a statement. I feel like we are one of the forgotten. It’s time for us to step up. I titled it Like A Mexican so they can already know what is up,” he says. The 19-year-old College Park residence did just that with Like A Mexican that featured a heavy line-up of all-stars (Pharrell, Jeezy, Fabolous), while bringing listeners into his world. Now, get to know the Mexican American rapper who is poised to reignite a lane in the rap game that’s been overlooked.

Name: George Ramirez

Age: 19

Hometown: College Park, GA.

I grew up listening to: Skateboard P, Jeezy.

Most people don’t know I: Played basketball growing up. I [was] always just nice with it. Being where I am from, it’s not a lot of people who likes Mexicans so every time I’d be at the court. Outside, you know, at the Boys & Girls Club at [the] public gym, I’d be the only Mexican playing. I was always respected ‘cause everybody knew I could play.

I played [basketball] in 9th and 10th grade, but I [am] actually 6’1” now. I was real short growing up. I actually quit when I got taller. That’s how I got into music, really. I really should have started for real, but I didn’t know I was gonna grow taller.

My style’s been compared to: I get OutKast, being the story they tell, like representing they self to the fullest. Plus, we went to the same school, Tri-Cities [High School], and they was around the same areas I was around. College Park in East Point.

I get compared to a Mexican rapper named SPM. My cousins love this man. I never heard of him until last year ‘cause my cousins love him. I see that he gets a lot of respect. People rock with him, people like they really love him. He got that loyal fanbase. People be saying that I am the next SPM ‘cause the type of crowd and the type of love.

My standout records and/or moments to date have been: Standout records gotta be “Tatted Like Amigos” featuring Chief Keef. That was really the first video that I put out by myself. Everybody gravitated to it and then the video is just dope and different. You see that I am Mexican and I am out in an apartments out in Charlestown. That’s out in College Park. I was out there cooling just really showing everybody the lifestyle. Just seeing Black and brown people together. I shot another scene in Chicago with Chief Keef. That was just dope. I think it was just something different that you don’t really see.

I would say a standout moment would be working with Pharrell. I’ve been looked up to Pharrell. To know that he really rocked with [me] genuinely, that’s crazy. I found out I was gonna work with him, but I thought it was going to be a one time thing. When we did our first record, I’m talking about it was really history for me. ‘Damn, he really rocking with me.’ I appreciate him for that. That’s my big bro right there.

The person who signed me, KP [Kawan Prather, Atlantic Head of Urban A&R], he connected me to him. He set up a session and that’s how it all started. I was intimidated, but I was like, ‘This man really makes hits.’ Basically, I got a little bit more fanbase now, but I work with him from the ground up, from the bottom when people didn’t really know me. I was really hungry. I know he made hits and all that. He just had did the 2 Chainz record so I am like ‘am I gonna make something like that?’ I was thinking a lot, but I’m like ‘I’m just finna do my thing. I ain’t got nothing to worry about.’ We came out with dope records.

My goal in Hip-Hop is: My goal in hip-hop is to be apart of opening doors for Latinos, to help them out. You look at the rap game, there’s really not any Mexicans or Latinos so I feel like especially our time now, the struggle that we are going through. A lot of stuff happened and its time for us to have a voice. And besides that, I want to be one of the greatest to ever do it and keep adding history.

I’m gonna be the next: I feel like I’m gonna be the next one coming out of Atlanta cause it’s so much talent down here. I’m the next up out of Atlanta.

To check out more of my music go to: Follow me on Twitter (@TheRealKapG) and my website.

Standout: “Tatted Like Amigos” featuring Chief Keef

Also check out: “José Got Dem Tacos”

And: “Eddie Guerrero”