KeyboardKid206,Thank you for replying to my previous question (influences, etc). Did you have someone in your family that was into music? How did you wind up getting your first keyboard, and equipment? were your folks supportive, or did you have some people that mentored you? I think origin stories are pretty interesting, kinda like Marvel Universe/Book of The Dead back in the day (ie how ___ became a superhero, or villain). -Mansur
No Problem! But Yea My Parents Were Both Young N They Kicked It and Clubbed So I Was Always Listening To Music They Were Playing Round The House.. Whether It Was Ridin Wit My Dad N He Rappin The Latest Cuts Or My Mom Singin Her Favorite Tune On The Radio. But Noone That I Kno Of In My Immediate Fam Was A Musician Really Like That. Man The First Thing I Had Honestly Of My Own Was A Comp And I Dl’d Like The First Fruity Loops Off A Crack Like A Nerd And That Was That Man I Was Determined To Make A Ill Sample Based Hip-Hop Track I Didn’t Stop Until I Got Great Results……All Summer All I Did Was Teach Myself…That Was Years Ago ..Rest Is #BASED history. My Mom Supported Me She Always Was Supportive…Other People Questioned It..U Got The Naysayers.. Hey Greg Go Do THis .. Get A Normal Job…Go To School All That.. But That Wasn’t For Me. Most People Have Changed Their Tune Now Tho Lol…. But Yea Totally Did Origin Stories As Well! Thanks For Supporting Ya Boy! #BASED -Keyboard
"Seattle-based hip hop producer Keyboard Kid has a really fun way towards creativity. For example, a few earlier albums capture great instrumentals to modern hip hop songs but also include things like a Christmas-themed release “I Think I’m Santa Clause”, another one titled “Video Games and Blunts: Volume 1,” and a tribute album to Noah Calhoun, (the fictional character played by Ryan Gosling in the movie “The Notebook”). Needless to say, Keyboard Kid has releases upon releases and an incredible musical resume. With over twenty solo albums as well as contributing tracks to famed rappers such as Soulja Boy, Lil B (of The Pack,) and Chip tha Ripper - Keyboard Kid’s latest release, “Gods N Goons” brings the old allure of sampling and electronic instrumentals into new aged, cloud rap. The confidence he portrays in the song titles and the ease he lays on each track is a primary example of what’s happening on “Gods N Goons” - contentedly smug jams with a sleek, polished sound. The instrumental finesse and the cool, dreamlike beats can all be heard on the new album, “Gods N Goons” by Keyboard Kid." -Ray Jackson, Already Dead Tapes, 2013
I just found out about you a week ago, already downloaded 3 albums. Totally digging your work. What were some of your earliest musical influences? How did you find music?
Yo Very Dope! Thank You For Real Means A Lot That You Dig The Music. Early Musical Influences Had To Be As I Developed My Own Interest as a young teen Like J Dilla..Pharrell..Kanye..Mannie Fresh…Dr Dre. Timbaland…Many More… Sounds Cliche But I Was Really Into All Those Greats And I Was Into The Beats.. But Kanye Made Me Make Beats Tho..When i Heard Thru the Wire… But Also I Listened To A Lot of Stuff Wit The Internet Man Tons of genres….Age Of Information.. Much Respect -Keyboard