Jump back in time to Monday if you want to read up on how dope Kosher Kris is. Or you can press play on the bandcamp player and read his answers to my inquires. If you are digging rap from teenagers in LA you should probably be listening to Kris.
Hi. I’m Kosher Kris… A sex feine/rapper from Los Angeles .
How long have you been rhyming?
I’ve been rapping for about 12 years, ever since i was about 8. It wasn’t till last year that i started actually putting my music out.
When did you, Name & LaVish connect?
LaVish, Name and I met right before I started recording Swisher Sweets. We met at Name’s studio in Long Beach and started working together ever since.
I hear some FlyLo and MF Doom beats on Swisher Sweets, how did you get exposed to their music?
Man!!! I’m a MAJOR MF DOOM fan. I first got into his music my sophomore year in high school, it literally changed my life. I started listening to FLYlo a while after that, nobody is touching his style.
You are in LA, do you frequent Brainfeeder events or Low End Theory? Is there the possibility that FlyLo has heard you rock over his tracks?
I’m an anti-social muhhfucker most of the time so I really don’t go out much, never caught a show before. It’s a strong possibility that Lo has heard my shit, I met him before… Dude is real cool.
Is the LA “beat” scene a place you look to for inspiration?
Ehh, the LA production scene is decent. A lot cats are on their sample game like always, can’t knock the hustle. For my own shit I play everything from scratch, never been much of a sampler. People look at my previous work and think that’s what my style is but to me, it’s just mixtape work. My album doesn’t have not one sample in it .
Who is responsible for the original production on your project?
I put a couple of local producers I know on Swisher Sweets, Drive-Thru Deli, Nabeyin and JM3. They did a great job capturing the old school essence i wanted for that tape .
Why are you still a blunt supporter?
Haha I will ALWAYS be an OG blunt supporter. I hate how everyone has turned over to papers and all that other bullshit, a lot has to with Wiz and his movement… Different strokes for different folks I guess. Lol
What’s your preferred chronic strain?
Damn, this is one of the best interviews I’ve done. Lol props… But yeah, I love all kush. I just like to stay high G. I have to say I’ve really been feeling this Skywalker stuff. Beautiful.
How long was Swisher Sweets in the works?
Believe it or not, 90% of the mixtape was created in one day. The time consuming part was the actual recording process.
What are you working on now?
AudioSeX… Nuff said.
Are you performing many shows?
I try to do a couple of shows a month. I’m not into the club scene so it’s hard to find venues I want to perform at. I’d rather do house parties to tell you the truth.
Is there a sense of community among the new generation of young west coast (LA specifically) rappers that are emerging?
I see the music community in LA building more and more, people are starting to figure out that upcoming artist like me will only go as far as they take us. It’s a relationship.
What do your parents think of your music? Do they hear it or listen to it voluntarily?
I don’t really fuck with my parents like that, my dad likes my shit and my mom just gives “mom” type answers about it. I could careless what they think. Really.
What kind of music did they play around your house growing up?
I grew up to the Golden Age of hiphop, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Naughty By Nature, etc… That really formed my style of music, I guess I can thank my parents for that… Thanks .
Are you in school? If so, where?
Do you got a day job?
I just fucking lost my day job actually. I was working with recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. Go figure haha.
Do you see yourself following in the footsteps of anyone who’s come before you in this culture and music? Are you attempting to continue a tradition?
I’m just trying to make the best music i can possibly make while doing me to the fullest , whatever comes from that will be fine with me .
Are you familiar with any hiphop coming out the northwest?
Last words? Shout outs? Rants? Words of wisdom?
Shout out to all the people who actually fuck with my music and my nigga Pat. Everyone else can eat a dick out a hotdog bun. Peace.