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Interview With Kami Hooligann @Kami_Hooligann IG@kami_hooligann


1. How Long Have You Been In The Rap Industry?

I come from a musical background. I’ve been recording and engineering myself since the soundclick days when Johnny Juliano was that dude, I think I had to be like 10yrs old. My dad is a national recording artist so I’ve been traveling with him selling merch for as long as I can remember.

2. Who Are Your Major Influences In Your Music? 

I’m a “weirdo” when it comes to music. I listen to every american genre except for metal, and even genres in other languages if it got a solid bounce to it. I give all that credit to my grandmother who was very international with her taste for music. My father sings Rnb and Soul music so, I have a excellent understanding of tones, being on key, and stuff like that. My cousin “Brain” and my older brother definitely taught me everything I know and I wouldn’t have so many flows, producing, or engineer skills without them. As far as artists I’m Atlanta to my core so from the Jermaine Dupree, Dungeon family, and Crunk era. Through the snap era with Franchize Boyz, D4L, and Dj Unk. Through the early Trap era with T.I. and Jeezy, the Swag era of Travis Porter, Roscoe Dash, and Rich Kidz, All the way through now. I was blessed to catch Young Thug before I felt like the world believed in him, I’ve been watching him since “I came from nothing 3” so i’m a huge fan cause I got to watch him blossom and he has introduced the world to so many tremendous talents including Uzi and Gunna. I have to end by saying though, Lil Wayne is everyone’s inspiration of my generation some way somehow, he’s the goat.

3. What Is Your First Single? –  Or What Single Do You Have Out Now?

We released and dope record last August titled “Joy Ride” which was a more laid back, night drive type of vibe. But, this new record “Long Haul” catches everyone’s attention. It’s catchy and got that bounce to it that makes you feel lit.

4. Who Do You Have On Your Album?

Yeah, I just released a project titled “Hockstar” with sixteen records and to be honest it has really good playback value I’ve been told and a ton of vibes.

5. How Did You Get Into The Rap Industry?

My cousin “Brain” recorded my first song ever when I was in like 5th or 6th grade. Ever since that day I had recorded on a regular basis and by 7th grade with the help of my older brother I was soon recording me and my friends. It became a fascination and at this time it wasn’t normal to have recording setups in your house so in my eyes I was doing something cool.

6. Where Were You Born?  – Where Do You Live Now? 

I was born in Atlanta and yes I am literally from Atlanta. It’s on my birth certificate. Folks be saying they from there and don’t be from there at all you’d be surprised. But, my story takes a turn because I was raised in the suburbs of Paulding County, GA. I love claiming the suburbs in a time where everyone likes to pretend they all have fucked up backgrounds. It’s like the middle class is almost non existent in the industry. I want to make it cool to claim the “Burbs” it’s a part of my mission.

7. Who Would You Like To Work With That You Haven’t Already?

Quote me on this “I would love to someday be a part of Cactus Jack or atleast have a whole project with Don Toliver”. I discovered Don Toliver back in 2017 when someone told me he sounded just like me and he really did. At this time he wasn’t even being recognized like he is now matter fact he didn’t even have that Travis Scott feature on “Can’t Say” that helped introduce him to the world. He has a very dynamic range like me, we would come up with the craziest duo.

8. Who Is Your Favorite Rapper You Like Right Now?

Young Thug or Shad Da God

09. Who Do You Think Is The Hottest Producer Out?  –  What Would You Say To That Producer On Why They Should Work With You?

Wheezy ofcourse, everyone sounds like him right now. But, I can’t reach him right now he is way too worried about me right now so I would go with Richie Souf probably he has been dope to me forever and he not even a second choice really, he is top notch.

10. How Did You Come Up With Your Album Title?

I didn’t want to limit myself to that trap narrative. I think i’m going to end up on shows someday with artists like Trippie Redd, Kid Laroy, Rae Sremmurd, Travis Scott, and guys like that. Their music has a really wide range of people that they reach. I have the ability to get really melodic like Trippie and Young Thug or get real grimey like Hoodrich Pablo Juan and Young Dolph. So Hockstar accomplished that. It’s the space between popular rhythmic music and trap which fits my narrative.

11. What Is Your Favorite Song On Your Album?

That’s easy “Oil” . It sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before, so smooth. Someone told me it reminds you of back in the days when they used to turn the lights off at parties and the girls would find a guy and grind on top of them.

12. Which Song On Your Album Means The Most To You?

The intro “Smile of death”. It’s a real story told in 3rd person.

13. Who Are You Signed With?

Smoothway Music

14. When Is Your Album Release Date?

It’s out right now anywhere you can find music.

15. What Cities Do You Plan On Touring?

With the pandemic easing up on us slowly but surely you can expect us to hit the road soon doing a promo tour very soon across the country.

16. What Female Rapper Or Artist Do You Think Is The Sexiest?

It’s team Zendaya over here. I’ve had a crush on her since I was 13.

17. What Would You Like To See From The Music Industry Over The Next Year?

The new age bloggers of social media are getting artists killed literally all because they’re trying to cash in on controversy which I get, but I would love to see a powerful entity emerge that exclusively reports good news.

18. What Is Your Second Single Going To Be?

People are really responding to two records, one titled “Breathe” and another titled “Pick up” we’ll have to see which one catches more momentum.

19. If You Could Compare Yourself To An Already Established Artist, Who Would That Be And Why?  

Don Toliver seeing him blossom is like watching myself beforehand and it gives me confidence in my sound because we both have an untraditional style in today’s industry.

20. What Do You Think Your Listeners Will Get Out Of Your Music? 

I’m all about vibes, sounds create different vibrations which then determines the way you feel the music. I want my audience to feel like they are riding through the night on a smooth journey.

21. What Were You Thinking About When Your Songs Are Developed? Explain Your Process?

I stopped writing as much when I realized the words are buried in the rhythm of the beat. I let the rhythm of the beat take me to the words and if I’m having a hard time then I’ll write in silence or take a break to refresh. It’s weird but it works.

22. Who Got You Started In The Rap Industry?

My father “Wendell B.”

23. What Made You Want To Get Into The Music Business? 

I literally ran away from the music business but I ironically always found myself around it. Even during my toughest times, it was always there like it was destiny.

24. How Does Your Family Feel About Your Music And Your Choice Of Career?

They support me, I am a very low key person so they dont always hear the things I’ve come up with until it has gone public but they’re usually impressed by my versatility.

25. What Is The Most Difficult Thing You’ve Had To Endure In Life? 

I had to learn to accept life for what it is and not as I wish it to be. That made me stand up as a man.

26. What Do You Hope To Accomplish With Your Music?

I want my music to take me around the world, I want to be a household name for generations to come and eventually use my platform to transition into voice acting in a famous sitcom’

27. What’s The Demographic You Are Trying To Reach Out To?

I want my fanbase to be so diverse it could go toe for toe with Travis Scott or any major pop star.

28. How Do You Usually Come Up With Your Songs?

Memories, feelings, and wishes.

29. What Is Your Goal And Height That You Want To Reach With Your Music?

I want to sell more records than Hitmaka, and have a brand as big as Yeezy.

30. What Influenced  You Outside Of Hip Hop Rap That Has Helped You Form Your Style?

I love 2000’s rock music. Coldplay, One Republic, The fray, and more. I also love Synth Pop music guys like Porches, and Beach Fossils. That type of music helps me go places the average artist wouldn’t dare to go in fear of being called weird.

31. How Can People Reach You?

I’m everywhere whatever’s your favorite social media platform just type in “Kami Hooligann” ill show up for sure.


Long Haul – Kami Hooligann


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