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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEWED AMERICAN ARTIST HKC, WHAT HAPPENED?

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

I’ve always messed around with making beats and writing lyrics, but when I started taking beat-making more seriously a friend told me to just write my own songs instead of looking for other artists to buy and use my beats.

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

I am HKC, my name is Jordan, and I have been writing and producing hip-hop music since around 2016. Since 2018, I put out 2 EPs, 2 albums, and several singles, but I recently had to take my music off of streaming platforms because of a distribution issue. Now I’m in the process of remixing and remastering all of my old tracks and putting them back out.

What was life like for you before music?

I’ve always been creative and had a business mindset, I was just looking for any way to capitalize off of my self-expression.

What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?

I can’t say a particular song got me into it, however, hearing local or underground artists put out quality music most definitely motivated me to begin projects of my own.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

Honestly, I wish it was in a better state. I feel big artists at times misunderstand their major influence on society and I feel smaller artists are being taken advantage of. 

What’s the biggest thing you have learned from someone else in the industry?

That would probably be: Be careful of who you do business with. Many people in the industry are willing to stab you in the back to further their careers. 

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.

Two truths and a lie: I’m a very good guitar player, My initials spell a word, I’m Jewish

If you could wish for one thing to aid your career what would it be?

Just having more time to make music, and some money for marketing would be nice too! 

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

Yes and no, people can always take things the wrong way but misunderstandings don’t burn your career to the ground. People usually get cancelled for saying something horrible, which I wouldn’t say in conversation or a song.

Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

There are quite a few conspiracies I believe in, I feel if you don’t believe in any you may be slightly closed-minded.

What was the worst experience on stage?

There is no bad experience on stage, I always have fun and almost everyone I perform for enjoys my set!

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.

I used to break dance when I was a kid, I had some moves too!

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

I try and make unique music, I draw inspiration from all different genres and cultures and just try to make something different, and original. 

I hear you have a new music, what can you tell us about it.

Well right now I’m dropping a track every month of 2024 to get my old, remastered music back on streaming platforms for my real listeners. The first one being dropped is called “Real Me” and it’s all about authenticity and being yourself, unapologetically.

What was the recording process like?

I felt the original track didn’t have enough energy so I wound up re-recording the song in a session with a Long Island producer called Slump, he helped me get it to sound the way I wanted it to. The process was smooth as silk, it probably took about an hour altogether.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

I’ll share with the world that “Real Me” drops on all platforms on Friday, January 19! I appreciate you for tuning in and thank you RGM for the opportunity!

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