KRO-Barz could dwell in on the Cape Flats, and sure it could have a excessive crime price, substance abuse and gangsterism usually related it. However the Parkwood resident – born Kyle Lincoln – has not allowed his circumstances to outline him.
KRO-Barz stepped onto the Cape City music scene shortly after an in depth buddy posted a video of him rapping to Fb. The video was posted on 21 March 2020 and after two weeks had already obtained 75 000 views.
KRO-Barz and the beat
The songwriter and performer began to rap in 2009 and sees the beat as a approach of self-expression.
“It’s me expressing myself on a beat and speaking about my life experiences. No matter I really feel, I put down onto the beat,” KRO-Barz says.
Though many assume that rap artists dwell a simple and lavish life-style, KRO-Barz emphasised that the job required willpower, consistency and arduous work.
“As a job it’s not simply in regards to the rapping, there’s a lot extra. It’s the media, interviews, writing, appearing in music movies … it’s quite a bit,” he stated.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many artists throughout their various media. For KRO-Barz, this has meant no dwell performances and entering into radio and recording studios.
He does see a silver lining: “Folks have been spending extra time on their telephones, so I had an even bigger viewers and that was to my benefit”.
Language and lyrics
In terms of rapping in English or Afrikaans, Kyle prefers to rap within the “Cape Colored Slang”.
“I clearly have an viewers that I want to communicate to, so I’m able to convey my message higher to them via talking the best way that they communicate,” KRO-Barz stated.
The KRO-Barz story may function a supply of inspiration for a lot of adolescents residing on the Cape Flats.
The rapper encourages those that are eager to observe an analogous profession path to jot down their very own content material, learn and draw inspiration from their environment.
“I might advise anyone to remain true to themselves, simply be as ‘actual’ as doable and keep humble.”
In contrast to most mainstream music artists, Dancehall is KRO-Barz’s musical affect. He really enjoys dancehall, a style of fashionable Jamaican music with hints of hip-hop and R&B.
To this point, his favorite artist is Jamaican dancehall and reggae recording artist Demarco.
As well as it has at all times been his dream to at some point function or carry out alongside South African rapper, singer, songwriter, file producer and entrepreneur AKA.
Cape City faces
When having a look at KRO-Barz Fb web page, you’ll immediately discover footage and movies of him with two famously distinctive Cape City faces: Youngsta CPT and Ameen Harron.
He stated Harron is accountable for recording, mixing and mastering three of his tracks.
Nevertheless, KRO-Barz commented on the Youngsta CPT picture by stating: “We simply met up as artists with the intention to get to know one another on a primary title foundation. We did discuss a doable collaboration, nevertheless it’s nothing strong as but.”
Catch extra on what he’s as much as on this Fb video.
For those who’re questioning what separates KRO-Barz from each different rapper on the market, it could be his “circulation”, versatility and the abbreviation in his stage title which stands for: Kyle Represents Originality.
- On Friday 31 July the rapper will launch his first single titled: MAL. You possibly can stream it by way of the Rebelution Music and Media web site.