Welcome to another “Choppin’ it up” session with yours truly. Today’s session is with another local artist who goes by the name of K.Scott. I first met K.Scott at a local venue in El Paso, named “Love Buzz”. I was there with some of my friends to see another act perform, but K’s performance stood out to me. His energy was on 100, his stage presence – 100, the way he interacted with the crowd – 100, and his music was also pretty dope. I immediately searched him on Spotify, with hopes of possibly collabing. So now, it’s only right that I share this talented artist with the masses. So without further ado, I would like to introduce K.Scott.
Where are you from?
I’m from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Grew up in El Paso, Texas.
How long have you been doing music?
I’ve been involved with music since like elementary, as far as instruments go; but as an artist, a little over four years.
How has the current pandemic affected you?
Hasn’t affected me too much. I’m an insider, anyways. If anything, it gave me more business. I record local artists. The only negative effect it really had on me was delayed plans. And meeting people at the clubs, lol.
What drew you to the music industry? Who are you inspired by?
I was never drawn to the music industry. I was drawn to music and realized that I have to do what I have to in the industry to make this my career. I’m inspired by anyone who makes great music. There would be too many to name.
Please explain your creative process.
I’ll either find or make a dope beat, and write, freestyle or mumble over it. Sometimes, I finish the song right away. Sometimes, it stays in the vault for 2 months and I’ll come back to it. It’s all over the place really. I just gotta be by myself, and if I do have people with me, they gotta be on the right vibes; and know, I’m very set on my own ideas.
What’s an average day like for you?
An average day is me writing all the things I need to do on my whiteboard, and doing them. This consists of music, recording local artists, and my daily habits.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
100%. There’s hella cool metaphors and entendres that I’m sure most people who listen now don’t catch, but it really just be for my ears.
Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?
It’s very rare because I don’t come across a lot of artists I wanna work with. I have a song with Joshua Stephfon, called “4 Real”, and the chemistry (musically and mentally) between us allows us to be mad cohesive.
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans.
Just like any other person. I don’t see a fan as a fan; just someone who may like some shit I put out. I like to respond to all my comments though, and support whatever they got going on.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
My favorite part is, of course, the fact that it’s fun and I enjoy it. My least favorite is the dangers that come with an established career. So much greed and jealousy; and so many stupid people who would do anything for their lil “5 minutes of fame”. This shit dangerous.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
Oh yeah. And I know I’m doing something right when I do, because it means I’m getting practice; and each show, I’m only gonna be more confident in my performances.
Tell me about your favorite performance venues.
The Lowbrow is dope as hell. It’s not an ordinary looking venue. The sound is dope and it looks smaller than it is, so the bitch be bussin.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
The biggest results you’ll get is from the small things you do everyday. Every single day. #DS
Where can the people find your music, and where to find you on social media?
Before I forget, how would they (local artists) reach you?
For studio time, they can hit up my Instagram: @officialkscott.
Thanks for your time. #Staygrinding #Stayworking…