Today on our Hot Seat we have The Burries Bros multi artist and producer, Nephew KEN . Let’s have a chat with him.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Nephew KEN : My name is Nephew KEN, I am a multi artist and music producer from California. I rep Eastside Long Beach and Lancaster, CA. Lastly, I love sports and comedy
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Nephew KEN : My mother, 90s music, oldies and the Long Beach legend Snoop Dogg!
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent project “The Birth of Nephew”?
Nephew KEN : “The Birth of Nephew“ has 12 tracks total, all produced by me. This project is my first independent album. It’s a collection of ideas that flows together. I worked with the best talent and experienced people available to me. Recording this project helped me with the healing process of my mothers death. Who passed from cancer, last August (2017)… I just needed to do something… that she would be proud of. I turned my pain and my grieving into a positive energy, to create this project. “The Birth Of Nephew” is available on all digital and streaming platforms.
Twist Online : Any particular track(s) that you really loved working on?
Nephew KEN : I really enjoyed working on the track “Selfish Wayz” because when I was recording it, I felt free and I got a lot off my chest. It’s the first song that I recorded fully memorized. Then there’s “LIL Swoll DAD”… a fun catchy song, full of real life events and energy. Overall I loved being able to use my voice as an instrument because that gave me the ability to try new things, on each song.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Nephew KEN : Too be honest… Some people disliked the idea of me paying homage to Snoop Dogg with the cover artwork. I guess they don’t understand it. On the flipside, I did get a lot of love from Long Beach natives and people that know me personally. So far the music is getting a lot of attention and support out of nowhere. People have their favorite songs or different things that they enjoyed on the project. I am earning respect and gaining attention from others.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Nephew KEN : I would say performing on stage because I turn into a whole different person, its my Michael Jordan moment… I love putting on a show and feeling the energy. In the studio, I prefer to work in a small settings; to ensure I get things right and get the most out of my studio session.
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Nephew KEN : I am a fan of all music genres, for producing reasons. But my favorite genre is hip hop/rap.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Nephew KEN : Yes, my goal is too make the album go gold and work my ass off.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Nephew KEN : Producing music for a recording artist named “Kingston the Barber” and other artistes projects. Then I’ll work on… later project releases for myself