It’s been a good few years for Atlanta rapper K Camp.
After his high school group HBC [Head Busser Clique] disbanded, and realizing that college wasn’t for him, he focused solely on a rap career. Having put in work with four mixtapes (Fan4Life, In Due Time, K.I.S.S. Part 2 and SlumLords), he successfully built an underground following, especially in Atlanta. Currently signed to Interscope records, he released an EP version of the mixtape, In Due Time. His singles "Money Baby" ft. Kwony Cash and "Cut Her Off" ft. 2 Chainz put him on the map as one to keep an ear on, as the songs got major Youtube views and club spins, which led to radio airplay.
As he rides on blossoming success, K Camp briefly chatted with us about how his consistent grind proved a big factor in his current success. He also dished on a few R&B faves and hobbies.
Check out our Q&A with the hip-hop newcomer and be sure to purchase In Due Time above.
Tell us a little about your EP, In Due Time.
It started as a mixtape, then I got signed to Interscope and they wanted me to release it as an EP for a wider audience, so that’s what we did. The fans, they loved it, a I gained a bunch of new fans from it, too. They respect the real.
How was it working with 2 Chainz for your single “Cut Her Off”?
We didn’t work in the studio, I sent it through an email, so we didn’t get to the lab yet.
So, "Cut Her Off" is a little harsh on the females, do you care if you run all the good women away or do we have it wrong?
Nah, it’s still current, they love that. I think it got me more women, I’m just keeping it real with you.
What’s your creative process like?
I base my music off of emotion, that makes the best music. How I’m feeling at the time, that’s when I do my best recording, so that’s really my creative process.
A lot of rappers debut with big singles and then kind of slip through the cracks, how are you different from the pack?
I can’t call it, I just do music I feel like the people love; you gotta stay consistent. If the fans want it, you gotta give it to them, you can’t come out with no crazy hit and your next one is mediocre as hell, that’s how folks fall off. They don’t keep applying pressure, you gotta continue to apply pressure if you wanna stay in the game for a long time.
If you were to give advice to someone on how to do that, what would you tell them?
I can’t give the secret. They gotta tune in, I can’t tell them how to make a hit, it just hits me, I don’t do it on purpose, I just do it. Stay consistent. If this is what you love, keep doin’ it. Don’t let nobody tell you that you can’t do something, anything is possible.
You were born in Milwaukee and raised in the ATL. Which city do you rep more and why?
I rep Atlanta; I was raised there since a baby in Atlanta's North Side, Marietta. I was born in Milwaukee, left there when I was like 1 year old, so all I know is Georgia.
Being this is an R&B site, What’s your top 5 R&B songs of the 90s?
Hmm, can I give you artists?
I’ll say Jodeci, Keith Sweat, he had some of them bedroom bangers, R. Kelly of course, Guy…hhmmm…….can we do 4?
That’s fine (Laughs). List the top 5 R&B ladies you would date and why.
Beyoncé, I’ll give her #1 since I went to her tour; went to her show in Miami and fell in love with her. Don’t tell Jay-Z though, no disrespect. I’ll take Rihanna, cause she tough. Gimme J. Lo, cause she’s just A1, all around. I’ll take Mariah Carey cause she got that cake, and Whitney Houston, R.I.P, cause she’s a great singer all around.
What are your hobbies when not doing music?
I like to hoop, I like to work out, I like having sex, I like girls who ride, I like that money, baby (laughs).
For the fans that are just discovering K Camp, what message would you like to convey to them?
Listen to my story, you’re gonna love it. Even if you hate it, you gon’ love it soon.