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Keybo talks about his life and music

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We are sharing our recent interview with music artist Keybo

First Of All Please Introduce Yourself To Our Readers.
Hey guys what’s up, my name is Keybo Carrillo Also Known As (Just Keybo).
I’m the eldest out of 10 kids. I was born in Tampa Bay Florida, but was raised in the Bronx so when people ask me where I’m from I say the Bronx because it’s all I know. Music has been the biggest part of my life, all my life. I began writing and pursuing music at the age of 19 years old. Recently, I have been questioned if I would give up my passion for music, but the answer will be a simple no. Why would I give up on something that has always stood with me, music makes me feel alive, no matter where I was at in life, music was what kept me grounded when I felt lost or confused. Music is what I use to connect myself with the world and is something that I hope to use to help change the lives of others.

Who or what inspired you to get into the music industry?
Well my inspiration comes from many people as well as my trials and tribulations in life. Honestly I can’t really pin point who or what inspired me to get into music, maybe it was listening to freestyle music and learning to breakdance as a kid, or maybe it came from watching my mother struggle while I was growing up, or it was wanting to find a platform to express myself without being physical. If I had to choose people who inspired me it be great rappers such as Nas, Biggie, Pac, Eminem, Big L, Big Pun, Slick Rick, Run DMC, Jay Z, J. Cole, Logic, Kendrick Lamar and all the other greats who felt like society has failed them.

Tell Us About Your Recent Release?
My most recent release was my Ep Revelations. I chose this name because
it was my way of expressing what I went through and continue to battle with till this day. Revelations was my way of expressing my story through the eyes of other people. In a way revelations helped me fully grasp what I was going through and how it was affecting me. Now in order for you to understand my new project (He Is Just), that I am dropping March 5 th you would have to listen to Revelations to understand what (He Is Just) is all about so stay tuned.

What kind of response have you received from the release?
Being that Revelations was my first project I wasn’t expecting an authentic response from people, but the responses that I received from people gave me a bigger push to make more music. I’ve had people tell me that they listen to my music just to get through their day. I also had people tell me that I inspired them to put more pain in their music and change the way they view the world. It humbles me in every way knowing that I’m able to affect people’s lives in such a way. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had the critics who said I could have went stronger, I accept that just as much as I accept the positive support, because it lets me know what I got to work on. Overall, I received more positive feedback than I received negative.

What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
I honestly love doing both, but if I had to choose one it would be working in the studio. It’s something about the way the energy comes together when you’re about to put the words to the beat that keeps my heart racing, makes the hairs on my body stand and gives me goose bumps. In the studio I have the space to be vulnerable and cherish the development of my music. However, the adrenaline rush from being on stage and watching the crowd identify/relate with my music is indescribable. So honestly working in a studio and performing on stage attracts
me both, but in different way that drive and continue to motivate me.

Tell us about your upcoming shows?
Well honestly I started off this year with a bang. As my show on January 19th was amazing. At this time I don’t have any other shows booked, but I plan on scheduling as many shows that I can within the next few weeks. Although I don’t have anything booked yet, I’m still working on content to put out for my supporters so I ask that you be patient and continue to follow me on this journey.

Have you set some goals to achieve?
Yes I have set goals that I have achieved and would like to achieve. One
goal that I have set and achieved was receiving my High School Equivalence Diploma. It was a personal goal that I felt I needed to achieve, because it showed me that it’s not about where you been, but where you’re going. As for my music my goals are to gain as much exposure as possible for 2019. I always want to do more shows as well as music videos. Ultimately my goal is to touch as many souls and change as many lives as I can through my music. Another goal would be to connect with as many of my supports that I can, and create genuine connections with them.

Are you working on any new projects?
Yes I am currently working on a mixtape that will be released on my Birthday which is March 5th . The name of the mixtape is called “He Is Just”, I chose this name for the mixtape because people have always perceived me to be a simplified identity when I am so much more than what they see. The project is sort of a continuance of Revelations. Basically “He Is Just” is my break away from the old me. At the time I don’t know how many tracks will be on the mixtape, but all I hope is that people really listen to what I’m saying and take what I’m saying and apply it to themselves.

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