It’s been a little while since we checked in with K.Y.D. Works. Not sure if you saw the last interview but if not let me bring you up to speed. He is on the come up rapper from New York. Last year he was sentenced to a couple years in one of the hardest prisons on the East Coast. Now we are gonna re-link with the homie from behind bars and see if his spirits are high and whats on his mind.
HipHopLEAD: So whats going on man? How’s everything in there?
K.Y.D. Works: I can’t call it, I’ll spoil it, just doing me. (Laughs) Everything is everything, life behind the wall you dig.
HipHopLEAD: I think since we spoke last time you were moved to a different prison .. where are you now?
K.Y.D. Works: Elmira Correctional Facility.
HipHopLEAD: Is the prison worse or better then the other one?
K.Y.D. Works: Every spot has its pros and cons, but my last spot was the box, gen pop is always better.
HipHopLEAD: You have any trouble with anyone in there?
K.Y.D. Works: (Laughs) Just like in the town everybody aint gonna like you, nor should they. Quiet is kept, I’m wavy…and I’m still the trouble maker.
HipHopLEAD: How is your family handling you being locked up?
K.Y.D. Works: It was a big disapointment for them, I let down a lot of my family, but they’re ridin out with me.
HipHopLEAD: For those that don’t know how old are you exactly?
K.Y.D. Works: I’m 23, I turn 24 in August.
HipHopLEAD: Alot of people always wonder what the bing is really like .. how accurate would you say the TV Show “OZ” was showcasing jail life?
K.Y.D. Works: (Laughs) I grew up during the days of OZ and I can the spots I’ve been in are not the same. Some similarities though, I think jails in other states might favor OZ alittle bit more.
HipHopLEAD: K.Y.D. you have been keeping an online presence while incarcerated. From mixtape appearances to online interviews, how is it possible for you to conduct career moves while being locked up?
K.Y.D. Works: First and foremost a solid support system. Faith, patience, determination, and remaining dilligent. Plus the much needed assistance of Tha Advocate.
HipHopLEAD: You recently had a song on the new Digital Dynasty mixtape, Hosted by Saigon. The song showed a more introspective side of KYD Works. Was the song “You” based on true events?
K.Y.D. Works: (Laughs) As an artist I feel it’s my job to draw from experiences and the experiences of those close to me. In the case of “You,” it’s based on few true events.
HipHopLEAD: Are you still writing in there?
K.Y.D. Works: Of course. Why wouldn’t I be?
HipHopLEAD: Some artist say its breaks there spirit. Glad it doesn’t with you. So what kind of songs are you coming up with?
K.Y.D. Works: All kinds, being in here you have nothing but time to think. Case in point songs range from bang out music, to thought provoking, even that sentimental shit (laughs).
HipHopLEAD: Do you have a release date yet?
K.Y.D. Works: As long as I don’t lose my date, the earliest is Novemember 2012, or May 2013. I’m almost there you dig?
HipHopLEAD: Are you going to drop a mixtape or album when you come out?
K.Y.D. Works: With out a doubt! Whatever fans I have, I owe it to them and myself.
HipHopLEAD: Alot of rappers are presently in jail … TI, DMX (out now), and many more. Why is it, unlike any other genre, Hip Hop seems to have the bad wrap?
K.Y.D. Works: Unfortunatley there is still a stigma on Hip Hop and it’s easier for the reporters to put a black face on t.v. for crimes committed, especially when they’re a house hold name. But don’t get it twisted, rock stars, country stars, and pop stars get their hands dirty….google it.
HipHopLEAD: Lets do a little word association…
Lil B– Who dat?
President Obama– Figure Head
Star (and bucwild) – Necessary
K.Y.D Works– History in the making…
HipHopLEAD: Back to the norm…… When you get free .. what will your first 24 hours be like?
K.Y.D. Works: In on word, hecic. Family first, then the studio, and then some much needed female Q.T., ya dig?
HipHopLEAD: Keep ya head up and before you know it you will be doing some live interviews with us. With that said .. if you got anything you want to say the floor is yours!..
K.Y.D. Works: Shout outs to everyone supporting my struggle, Tha Advocate, Ballerstatus, Digital Dynasty, HipHop Org and of course HipHopLEAD, for lending me your ear. My young one J-Clyde we getting there. My shorty for being there. My family, with out them I am nothing. Until the next time see you when I see you. Peace and blessings.