I like this guy. As a person, and his music. These days it’s hard to like both. He puts in work and deserves to start getting his shine. He’s Crazie K!D AnonYmous. Get familiar.
Spek27: Who are you?
CKA: Short answer, God. Long Answer, I’m a poet, MC, creator of all things phunky and phresh, and the boul. Crazie K!D AnonYmouS is one of my names.
Spek27: What was your first memory of discovering rap music?
CKA: Back seat of an Olds Mobil. My dad riding passenger and my Uncle driving. They were drunk and loudly talking shit. KRS-1 cut through the bull shit though, and stabbed my ears. “Nine millimeter go BANG!” Been in love with rap ever since.
Spek27: What kind of message do you want people to get from your music?
CKA: In my music, I send a lot of different messages. One message that I hope everyone can connect to is have passion. Passion in your words. Passion for your goals. Passion when you love. Passion for life. I thinks Passion is lacking in the music.
Spek27: You served in the military. What were you listening to while you were overseas?
CKA: Vinnie Paz, “Kings in Hell” jawn, Reef the Lost Cauze, “FoF” My two mixtapes that I created while over there, Muddy waters, AOTP, Beans, Freeway (Heavy Philly music because I missed home), and Dip-Set. Alchemist dropped something around that time I was bumping too. Can’t think of the name.
5) What’s the hardest part about being an up and coming rapper in Philly?
CKA: Being accepted as a peer instead of a fan boy and performing. Because I went to a lot of shows to network and show my face to get my name out there, people seen me more as a fan instead of a supporter of the art and lover of hip hop. A fellow peer that wanted to see everybody win. Because of this, I got constantly shitted on. It’s also harder to get shows when you demand to get paid for entertaining. Everybody and their momma rap and will perform for free or pay to do it. The shows suck, and it killed the music scene in Philly, but as the long as the promoter’s pockets fat, nobody cares.
Spek27: How does being a 5 percenter influence your music?
CKA: Being 5 percent is a way of life. Having knowledge of self influence my whole life, not just music. Music is just a piece of the pie. Knowledge of self is the ingredients that made the pie. Having knowledge of self pushes me to drop knowledge in all my music no matter how ratched or ignorant the song may seem. There are always gems in my music, because I know the importance of sound, and how messages travel.
Spek27: How would you break down the following line? “We were beginners in the hood as Five Percenters / But something must’ve got in us, ‘cause all of us turned to sinners…” -AZ
CKA: AZ was explaining that, at the time, him and his squad were new borns(term we use for those that just got sparked with the knowledge). So even though they have knowledge of self, They didn’t utilize it well enough to activate it in their way of life yet, because they didn’t understand it. They continued to do dirt because of it. “Something must’ve got in us” was those 4 devils he spoke of on that Nas track. The sins was the dirt they were doing because of those devils.
Spek27: Freedom Williams from C&C Music Factory was a 5 Percenter. There’s really not a question that follows that. Just random trivia for you.
CKA: That’s Dope!
Spek27: What do you have going on right now?
CKA: Currently pushing my second single from my up coming first LP, “Stay Ready And Willing.” It’s called, “Ya Ya” and will be available for everyone online. My album will be dropping shortly as well. Making touch ups and what not. If you haven’t seen or heard my first single for the album, “Master Cee 11th Letter 3,” you need to jump to it!
Spek27: Last words?
CKA: Peace to all those that are building heaven while going through hell. I love you and stay focused. You don’t have to die to be happy now. Follow me on IG and Twitter @C_K_Anon to be up to date on all things Crazie K!D AnonYmouS. Peace!