Written by J. Johnson / Conducted by Ellis
There comes a time when you see someone strive for their dreams. Whether it takes time for that success or they strike the iron while it’s hot, there’s that moment. Within that moment, you realize the hard work you’ve gone through. The chase that got you to that moment. Many artists have come down that road of realizing that moment of success. However, there’s some that work as hard only to see their dreams never come true. Entrusted with a dream to realize is a young rising star who has been able to evolve, his name CK Noir.
Cold Blood Co. seems to be one of the major first endeavors the Noir City leader ever produced along with the release of 3 shirts. Next came ‘Insomnia’ which was one if not the first mixtape he’s ever released. However, K.P.C. had the first lyrical exposure. K.P.C. took a dive into the mind of what CK really went through in his youth. You fast forward to the now, with the upcoming ‘Street Poetry’ mixtape and the evolution of the singles he’s put out recently you cannot ignore that his dream is being realized.
In our latest feature, we grab the attention of CK Noir, where he talks about the upcoming mixtape, Noir City, and the future. It’s always an honor to catch up with him, so here’s the interview;
Last time we spoke to you we asked, “Is 2015 a year that ColdKid will be remembered and excel in?” And you replied “I can’t promise that 2015 will be the year that I make it, but I can promise that I’m a work like it is. The grind won’t stop until I reach my goal, and as long as my heart stays in it, I know I’ll succeed.” Has 2015 really been that year where some of the goals you set for yourself, have they been met? Especially with the shows you’ve performed at & the last few MVs that you released.
“I can speak wit confidence when I say that I have accomplished many of my goals this year. With all of the performances and business ethic I’ve started to use in my music, I’ve noticed a lot of progress in my art. I really think that the coming year of 2016 holds a lot of promise for my career.”
Speaking of performances, how was the feeling getting up on stage and letting loose on stage? We have an idea of how you might have felt lol.
“It was a dope time. I was given the opportunity to network and chop it up wit a lot of artists that chase the same dreams that I’ve been pursuing and put my work out there in a comfortable setting. It felt good to finally perform my work in a legit venue, rather than a house party or in the streets. Shoutout to Coast2Coast Live and Club Skye for having me out there, I’ll see y’all in Orlando.”
As of right now name the two artists that you mainly work with. Why are you so closely associated with them? Is it their style, the similarities between you guys, or is it more in depth?
“I’ve been linking up with my homies Lil Bro, and Player Pleasant the most as of late. We can get together, find a beat and have a song written and recorded within a couple hours. The chemistry is all there when it comes to creating, so we’ve been doin’ a lot of different tracks. The people will hear features from both of them on the new tape.”
In a way you’ve made your footprint in Florida, what do you think your chances are in say, California or New York? If so, do you think your style would keep up in a way with other artists that made a name for themselves in those states?
“I think my music has started to move in a more diverse direction, and for that purpose. Although my roots are in more of an East Coast, Conscious rap era, I still try to dabble in other styles and put my own flavor on them. I’ve done my thing on a couple West Coast type tracks that are coming soon, so I think the bay gon fuck wit me no doubt. If you really listen to my music in the past and present, you’ll notice I put a lot of different zones into my musical influence. I could spit an east coast, backpack rapper type verse, then get on the hook with a DJ Screw type sample. I don’t really discriminate or try to stick to one style because I want to make music for people in all walks of life. It’s all love on every coast.”