Sunday, January 26, 2014

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! MEET KANSAS CITY RISING STAR RAPPER: RAYNE!!!



Recently, we introduced an important new local artist who brings a great level of skill to the Kansas City hip-hop scene.

In a masterful single, Rayne demonstrated his ability with his latest track: The Worst.



And so . . .

TONIGHT WE'RE FEATURING A TKC EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH A KANSAS CITY RISING STAR HIP-HOP ARTIST!!!

Hip-hop in Kansas City always takes more than a few hard knocks among readers in this blog community. However . . . Just take listen to tracks from Rayne and his talent is undeniable to even the most strident rap music detractor.

His story is even more fascinating, Rayne is a 19-year-old raised in KC, then to Belton who recently moved to the neighborhood around Van Brunt in Kansas City's urban core to pursue his hip-hop ambitions and after a bit of shakeup among his family and also to be close to this town's music scene.

Check his interview, and you'll find him to be be exceptionally insightful and honest about his hip-hop ambitions:

What inspired you to start a hip-hop career? - I listened to a lot of Eminem, 50 Cent, Outkast and then I started educating myself on other artist like Public Enemy, Pac, Biggie, LL Cool J, Kurtis Blow, etc but I'm not sure what exactly sparked my mind to say like "I should rap". I was just so in tune to how the process went down like the beat, flow, lyrics and everything that one day I just started writing lol

How would you describe your style? - I'm not sure how to describe my style. I would just say "Real". I'm not tryna gas myself up but I speak my mind and I'm not faking anything. I speak real sh*t from love to life problems and situations. I'm just writing my story in hopes someone will hear it and relate. I don't rep a set or act a certain way, I'm just me and if people like it great and if they don't, oh well.

Please describe your approach to creating a track. What is your process? - Umm, see If I hear like real dope beat or something, I'll just start writing and right after I'm done writing I'm recording it right then cause once your mind is in tune with something, you don't wanna just sit and let that energy go to waste, you gotta use it for your recording process and everything cause later on if you wait, It won't be as special cause that energy and hype to the topic is gone and wasted.



What's the most important thing people should know about Rayne? - The most important thing they should know is that I am ME. You can watch a video of mine and think I'm acting or whatever but this is all me. I've never once acted like something I'm not. No, I don't rep a set. No, I don't sell dope but this is ME. You can dislike me for whatever reason you want but I'm being ME. When you have a passion for something, you gotta go for it. I've been writing since I was 13. This has always been something I loved. I'm not jumping on this train for the money or fame. I'm here cause this is what I was made to do.

What do you think about the Kansas City hip-hop/rap music scene? - I think the Kansas City hip-hop scene has a lot of dope talent but we lack a lot in that same aspect because everyone wants to get on. Everyone wants that record deal so they're not struggling, ya know? So with all that, brings something else…Jealousy. Everybody wants to be the next best thing but for the light to shine this way, we gotta be a city and not 500 different people making music living in the same city, ya hear what I'm saying? You look around and see The Bay Area and Atlanta and these other musically talented areas and they are walking with one another and uniting their dope artist. You look at Kansas City and its like a brawl. We hitting each other in the mouth and killing each other to be the first one to the top and thats just sad. I know this unity thing sounds like a broken record because people have talked about it for so long but thats what It boils down to. Put it like this, would you rather get a handshake or have someone give you the cold shoulder and act like you aint sh*t? thats what it is.



Do you give any consideration to being a white rapper? - Naw, not for real. I mean if people base my music off my skin color then I guess thats their opinion but to give an honest opinion about something you have to have an open mind. My music is dope. It speaks for itself and I know a lot of people see my videos and because Im a white artist, it automatically means my sh*ts whack lol Its crazy cause when I showed my music to Stat Quo, he was in shock and he stayed in contact with me but thats a different story, they'll see. Anyway, I don't carry myself differently knowing I'm a white rapper, I just go with it. I'm just a lyricist. I don't promote the fact I'm white cause you can see I am lol I'm just an artist man. Just another artist that is dope and grinding for a better future and hopefully I can open some ears along the way.

What can we expect from Rayne in the future? - You can expect new music, new videos and I got merch in the works and I'm also working on a new mixtape. I will never stop. People can dislike me for whatever reason they want but I know the talent I possess and I'm running with it. Like I said earlier, this is ME. I know I was born to do this and no one can tell me different. Im not waiting for that "I told you so" moment because thats not why I'm making music. I'm making music to be happy and to wake up everyday knowing I'm doing something I love. You only have one life to live, so live it how you wanna live it. Every moment counts.
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For more of music from this young artist. Check out Rayne816 on Soundcloud.
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41 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Admit it, the beats on there are pretty good. Nice find T.

Anonymous said...

So much disturbing short sighted shit

Anonymous said...

Hey Nineteen
No we got nothing in common
No we can't talk at all
Please take me along
When you slide on down

Greedo said...

Next Eminem. Like the sound cloud stuff. Forget these haters.

Anonymous said...

Rayne says my sh*ts whack and I am a dope.

"bit of fallout among his family."
In short his family knows and told him he was stupid and has no talent. The laying around all day not working as he got his career going wasn't going to work with the family either. So either work or haul ass boy was probably the last words he heard from dear ole Dad.

Anonymous said...

The Cuervo Gold
The fine Colombian
Make tonight a wonderful thing

Anonymous said...

2 of the songs from the sound cloud have potential.

Anonymous said...

Follow your dream kid. Work hard and whatever you do DON'T FALL IN LOVE with some stupid ass chick!

Cheeba said...

none too shabby.

Anonymous said...

Well it's ok I guess, but sounds like way to many other rappers so who cares.

Cheeba said...

Best songs are, The Worst and U.O.E.N.O. (Freeverse). That last one was just good shit. And I know my shit.

Anonymous said...

I'll stick with my Pink Floyd

Anonymous said...

John Coltrane for me.

I follow winners......... said...

I rolled some cheeba earlier...so fucked up I can't see right now...on this blog I listen to two people....Cum Guy and Cheeba

Anonymous said...

The music is good, I think he could come up with some more of it. The video was so so...try something different.

Anonymous said...

After a dew Cheeba's even a lousy band sounds great.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City music scene has always been a microcosm of cliques, the haves and the have not's and it's unlikely to change anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, think I'll watch some mind numbing escapist material on the idiot tube. Bar rescue sounds like a start.

Anonymous said...

White kid with a stupid flat cap with hip hop.

Unique as 16 year old playing his shit ass car music at 200 dbl.

Yea, all bad ass. Wonder if he will have the scratch to pay for a cap in 5 years?

Anonymous said...

Another C R A C K E R R R ..

Anonymous said...

pretty good. Better than KJ.

Anonymous said...

RISING STAR MY ASS

Tony is starting to act like Glazer more all the time.

Anonymous said...

What's with these white kids wanting to look like ghetto youths? Guy like that wearing a Negro hat looks like a complete dweeb. Or a Bieber wannabe, maybe. (same thing)

Anonymous said...

Garbage. He better go back to Belton before we're all reading about some "aspiring rapper" getting robbed, raped, and murdered by the same thugs he's trying to emulate.

Winning the race to the bottom said...

Just enthralling. Maybe a full ride to Julliard is right around the corner?

Anonymous said...

I think I would rather pull barbed wire through my rectum.

Anonymous said...

838 could use some history lessons. being surprised by white kids emulating black kids died with elvis. some might call it "the history of american music 1950-present".

Byron Funkhouser said...

Anon 10:23

Not just America, but England, too.

Keep at it, Rayne. Do anything & everything you can to avoid wage-slavery. As a bonus it pisses of the middle class puppies who think their pitiful existence is the American Dream & the meaning of life.

Anonymous said...

More evidence, man you make this so easy you asshole.

Anonymous said...

That proves how stupid that welfare fuck is about how things in the world works.
If Rayne ever makes it Byron has no idea who will own the paper on his life. I hope people do take you down Byron you loser. Should be easy as fucking dumb as you are.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I can hear the puppies barking ...

Anonymous said...

no you hear those who will put your sorry ass back in jail

Anonymous said...

Byron is a sick child that has disgraced his family for years. Any child that is proud to steal needs help.

Anonymous said...

Is Byron talking about a pitiful existence? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

The Kansas City music scene has always been shit with crap dressing. This pile, is certainly no exception.

Anonymous said...

RAYNE..Your veiw on KC hip hop is skewed, just because your on the outside looking in doesn't mean we all don't work together or respect each other.... Just cause you show up and say "I CAN RAP" doesn't mean you're in the circle.... It's called paying dues homie.... shows, cd's, mixed tapes, guest appearences... ect... ect... ect...
keep workin.

Anonymous said...

TKC's first feature of this crap was a BIG FLOP, so he's pimping it again. But taking a second look at crap doesn't make it any better.

The ONLY thing that is good about this song is the female's voice. Now, she's obviously got some talent and a good vocal instrument, so let's hear more from her!

Rayne is a one-name rapper wanna-be, likely below average intelligence, living in a fantasy-land thinking he's gonna be a rap star while working minimum wage and collecting food stamps.

Oh, and don't think the title of this single "The Worst" is lost on the audience. It's considerate to warn listeners in advance that they're about to hear some bad crap.

Anonymous said...

Tony you suck as a music critic.... stick to copy/pasting stories with dumb commentary... that's all you're good for.

Anonymous said...

11:16 + 1

Byron's dirty ass crack said...

My ass is open to to Rayne ANYTIME he wants to use it for his pleasure!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bi-Ron says:

Let it Rayne!
Let it Pour!
Have that boy be knocking on my "backdoor"!

Don't ring the bell
Cum on in
I heard you rappin'
Now I'm under your spell!

Let it Rayne
Let it Pour