K.Y.D Works – Prophet Of The Century
He started with poetry in 5th grade and at 14, spit his first rhyme. “I am my music and my music is me” says Works. “I have until June 16th to introduce myself to the world. I feel I can shape the world and I know music is my tool to do so. I wanna invite this world to my universe. I am K.Y.D WORKS.” Now its time to pick his brain a little bit.
HipHopLEAD: For starts where did the name come from?
K.Y.D Works: I created K.Y.D. It stands for Kontrollin Yall Dojas. Since I was a child I knew those around me young and old alike followed my words. Works came from those around me. I always had the mentallity of a hustler and bussiness man. And my way with words and my drive mentally made me K.Y.D WORKS.
HipHopLEAD: Going from the BX to Westchester County are two different worlds. Are you happy with the move your Grandmother made?
K.Y.D Works: Mixed feelings. You would think less trouble leaving the city (laughs). Not for me. Education wise the public schools were better in 90′s but also racist as hell in this kneck of the woods. Two different worlds but in the end I would have found the same path either way.
HipHopLEAD: The majority of music from New York takes place in the 5 boroughs, do you feel living upstate isolates you?
K.Y.D Works: I don’t feel isolated. If anything I have a chance to show that no matter where you are there is talent. Life story wise the same tragedies and pains of the borroughs exist in this area. But since it isn’t urban the media doesn’t want to focus on it. But I can and will. I feel motivated.
HipHopLEAD: Alot of artists started with poetry when they were younger. Do you still write any nowerdays?
K.Y.D Works: Yes. Alot of the songs I record now start as poems. I hear beats in my head to all the poems I write.
HipHopLEAD: Who were your influences to get into music?
K.Y.D Works: Tupac Shakur was my major influence to write poetry and my music.
HipHopLEAD: Same here!! After debuting some of your music to the masses on D.D.12 Hosted by Xzibit, Its clear to see you spit real gems. Is it harder to be respected in hiphop as a real rapper?
K.Y.D Works: I think in life alot of times it’s harder to be respected period, especially if you giving knowledge that people might not be ready for or want. This is America, say the wrong line and you’re an enemy combatint. What’s hard is finding someone with the nuts to play my songs like Soulja Boys.
HipHopLEAD: Speaking of Digital Dynasty, Ballerstatus notified us that that mixtape recweived over 100 thousand downloads! Are you happy with your response from being on the project?
K.Y.D Works: I am extremely happy, my name was on a list with alot talent and the amount of downloads is a major bonus. But Advo and Ballerstatus is doing the damn thing so no surprise on the success.
HipHopLEAD: Are you impressed with the response you have received from your presence on Digital Dynasty?
K.Y.D Works: Yeah definitely. My people were happy to see me out there and happy to be able to tell others where hear me.
HipHopLEAD: Any new projects coming out for you? Any features?
K.Y.D Works: Yes yes, I’m in the booth religiously and right now have over 100 songs recorded. Any Djs hearing what I hear holla because I need a host. And as for features I have a list I wanna work with and I’m down for whateva as long as niggas lyrics is on point.
HipHopLEAD: Other then music what does K.Y.D. Works do to make that paper?
K.Y.D Works: Hustle hard from the legal to… You know the flip side. Had a few jobs but I’m not one to take niggas bullshit. This music is now the business venture. I am an enterprise on the rise.
HipHopLEAD: Here at HipHopLead.com we like to ask our features some questions that really are out of the norm. We do this because it gives the fans a broader outlook on you. So lets get it cracking ….
HipHopLEAD: When Kanye ran on stage and took the award from Taylor how did you feel about that?
K.Y.D Works: I felt like Kanye forgot what it was like to be a rookie in the industry. That was one of her first major moments, and she can’t get it back. He took it from her and gave ignorant mothafuckers something to talk about.
HipHopLEAD: Best 5 rappers of all time! Dead or alive…
K.Y.D Works: Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G, Jay Z, Nas, 50 cent… Ima put myself on the list soon. Gimme a minute.
HipHopLEAD: Reasonable Doubt or Get Rich Or Die Trying?
K.Y.D Works: Reasonable Doubt
HipHopLEAD: Back To The Norm… Name 1 song you’ve done that will have the HipHopLead.com viewers hooked!?
K.Y.D Works: Easy, Its a track called “Skitzo” It’s something you will replay. Now on my myspace music page… Put it on yours.
HipHopLEAD: Thanks for hollering at us and in closing give any shoutouts….links to your sites….F.U.’S or whatever’s clever.
K.Y.D Works: Shout outs to Unlimited, Moo Tuff, Put Em Up, Tha Advocate, ballerstatus.com, and all my Outlaw LOCs and A.B.K niggas. Checc me out on www.myspace.com/the1kyd and www.youtube.com/THEoneKYD and a big fuck you to the law. K.Y.D WORKS… PROPHET OF THE CENTURY!!!