R-Kim

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My name is Ryan Kimmerling.  I was born in Carmel, Indiana and I am 22 years old.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I go by the name R-Kim. My music career has been a blast so far.  I have been grinding hard since 2015, so about 3 full steady years of growth.  I have been sitting on a lot of music and I am actually about to be releasing an EP so keep a lookout for that.  My musical background stems from where everyone else stemmed from; a love for music.  I started listening to Lil’ Wayne and Eminem when I was really young, so I would give credit for my passion and love of this sound to those guys.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My genre is a cross between hip-hop and pop.  I like to call myself a rap-singer, classifying under the genre “hip-pop”.  I try to create a good sound that people can enjoy listening to but also trying to incorporate enough of my life into each and every song that my fans can relate to the lyrics and get a glimpse into my life.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Honestly, if you needed to know one thing about me as a musician, it would be that I just love to have fun with my songs.  If I can’t enjoy vibing with my own music, how can I expect others to?  As far as the ups and downs that I have gone through, just wait on this EP.  It will describe it all in more detail, but it’s really all about how I am just some kid from a small town in Indiana who has always felt underappreciated in the music industry.  I feel as if I still have not earned the respect I deserve and that is still okay because that is what keeps me driven and motivated…I gotta prove the doubters wrong and show them what’s up.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I have been in the music industry seriously for about 3 years now. Like I said before, I have been having a blast creating music and seeing people’s reactions to it all.  My future goal is to leave my mark on the game to the point that your kid’s great-great-grandkids will know who I am.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

My greatest inspirations are not people.  They are life experiences.  My whole rap career started in high school when a friend of mine was shot and killed at an extremely young age.  I created a song in her memory to help me through it.  I never anticipated on putting it out until a friend of mine said that as she was listening to it she felt at peace and that it helped her feel calm, so I decided to release it with the intention of helping others in the same way that knew her.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

The secret behind making a hit song is to be as real as possible while giving off the right vibe.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

The message I would like to spread to my fans, is to never give up on your dream.  Never get discouraged and never let people tell you what you can and can’t do.  If you love it, chase it.  Nothing is earned, nothing is given to you, you gotta go take that shit for yourself.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

The advice I would give to an upcoming artist would be to take your time.  Don’t rush into something just to say that you have done it.  If your song is taking longer than normal to finish, that is okay.  If you are not ready to start performing live yet, practice.  It will all come with enough practice and dedication.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I have a brand new EP dropping here in a couple weeks, so I am pretty excited to see what this brings.  I have been placed in some highly reputable Spotify playlists, helping to boost awareness of my sound that I feel is just as good as anyone’s if not better.  Join the #LittyKIMitty movement.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I write a lot of my music in my room or in my car.  I love going on a drive with no destination, throwing on a beat, and freestyling to it to find the flow that I want.  Then I dive into the lyrics and that is where the real magic happens.  Then I head to the studio and get some brews in me and I let loose into the mic and let the emotions and lyrics speak for themselves.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

The top 5 artists I listen to right now in no particular order would be Arizona Zervas, Logic, SK8, Weezy and Wiz Khalifa.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

In the past I have collaborated with Sparks, G-Paper, 12:15, and I have been in talks with Mark Battles to finalize a feature.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.rkim317.com

Soundcloud

www.soundcloud.com/rkim317

YouTube

www.youtube.com/rkim317

Twitter

www.twitter.com/rkim317

Instagram

www.instagram.com/rkim317

Snapchat –

@r-kim317

Spotify

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

You can search R-Kim on any platform to find my music. Go stream and purchase now! Go catch the vibe.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

If I had a million dollars I would go do the cliche thing and buy my family some nice cribs and put them away first.  They helped me get here so I gotta help them before I help anyone else. Then I would hook my whole team up with some sweet gifts, depending on who wanted what. Whatever is left I would invest in myself and keep this thing going.

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Kolade Olamide

I am a poet , writer, beat maker, chef, songwriter, web designer, music promoter,digital marketer, blogger and director.

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