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INTERVIEW: Rapper, Poet Kafar Myers

Hi Kafar, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? 

Thanks for having me I’ve been blessed. I’m happy that my music has made an impact both artistically and entrepreneurially.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Hopeless”? 

“Hopeless” is the latest single off my new project entitled, Self Privilege which is available now across all major streaming platforms. It’s a standout track and popular among listeners.

Ironically, it has an uptempo vibe, although it was written at 4:30 a.m. in under 30 minutes. We’ve all experienced the highs and lows of pursuing our goals. “Hopeless” is a reminder that you’re not alone. This song is definitely special to me!

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Yeah, most definitely. 

I’ve been doing music for four years without many results. I felt hopeless! I’ve put so much effort into this, so hopefully 2020 is a big year for me.

 How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

The filming process was just as fun as recording the song. I partnered up with the production company, Painfully Gifted Visuals. We shot the music video in 20 degree weather, but it was worth every second! Their camera angles and lighting was amazing. We incorporated vibrant color schemes and used a smoke machine to enhance the overall effects. The experience gave me a different outlook on what makes a music video good or great.

 The single comes off your new mixtape Self Privilege – what’s the story behind the title?

The title is what I stand for. My definition of ‘Self Privilege’ is discovering purpose within yourself. I chose that title to connect with fans that embrace individuality. Self Privilege is their soundtrack.

How was the recording and writing process? 

There were a ton of late nights writing this album, I even wrote rhymes in my car. I was deliberate in my approach and wrote with little concern of how people thought my project should sound like. My song “True 2 Self” is specifically about that.

The recording process took only four sessions ranging from five to seven hours each. I wanted my rhymes to be as creative as the sound of my engineer Rawqwlt.

Would you call this a departure from your previous musical work? 

No. I’ve just grown sonically. I would say that I’ve found my voice. The purpose of my music is clear for the listener. I’m telling it like it is without fear or shame.

What aspect of our social climate did you get to explore on this record? 

The amazing diversity of music lovers.

With so many touching on many of these themes – how did you go to stand out from the rest and go a much deeper?

Well, it’s my personal perspective that makes it stand out. I feel like most artists aren’t genuine. They prefer to hide behind fake facades and choose not to address the themes discussed in my music.

How did you go on balancing the darkness with the much uplifting message? 

Through conscious habits. Darkness can be submerged through faith in oneself.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?  

Reading. It has improved my vocabulary and the information provides new concepts to build on.

Any plans to hit the road?  

In the future fasho. Right now, I’m focused on improving my foundation. We’re dropping the website soon along with merchandise for fans.

What else is happening next in Kafar Myers’ world?

So much! I’m an artistic nomad, creative juggernaut and poetic hustler. My brand ‘Self Privilege’ is the catalyst for everything I do. My poetry books entitled, Soulful of More and Soulful of Me which includes a special edition has increased the brand’s awareness.

I’m also organizing community clothing drives, fundraisers, developing scripts for short films, and blueprinting a mold for art. That’s just a small portion of it!  

Watch Music video here

Latest project: Stream
Latest poetry book: Purchase
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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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