Kydd Karma & Madkol

Madkol Interviews Kydd Karma: 2017

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On February 18, 2017, I had the opportunity to interview Kydd Karma. This was actually my second face to face interaction with him. About one month prior to this, he interviewed me. This time around, we discussed his soon-to-be hip-hop podcast, a reflective poem he wrote, and one hell of a Beyoncé concert! For fifty minutes, I sat there astounded as I listened to him talk about his insanely eventful life. He once held an internship at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, has written a screenplay, had a poem published, and countless other things that would fill up this entire page if I listed them all.

Kydd is one of Genius's most interactive, dedicated, and impressive users. He ranks within the top three scholars for Prince, Michael Jackson, Sheila E., Nice Peter, and several other big names. One thing he said really stood out, and should be reflected upon by anyone who enjoys music.At the end of the day, I don't really like talking down about artists, because it's art they're creating. So, you can't talk badly about somebody that's inspiring someone. If they were straight trash, they wouldn't be here.What a powerful thing to say, especially in the midst of today's media, where people can be so critical of musicians just because they're different.

With that said, I think most of you are probably anxious to see what other insight Kydd provided me with during the interview. So, I present to you Genius's 2017 interview with Kydd Karma.Madkol: So how's your day going?

Kydd Karma: Good, how about yours?

Madkol: Great! So let's get into it. What first got you interested in joining Genius, and why did you want to start annotating?

Kydd Karma: I believe it started from a song---"Don't Like." That was the first time I went on Genius. I didn't know what dykes were back then, so I went on there. I didn't really go into the annotation thing, but then after while, when I got into other music that's not so popular or well explained, like Prince, or even Michael Jackson.....a lot of those songs aren't understood. So I would go on Genius, and as my Prince knowledge grew, I signed up and started contributing, myself. My only intention back then was just to get some Prince knowledge out there. That was really the only things I was doing, was trying to annotate. I wasn't really an annotator; I would drop some information, and then the rest, I thought were just jokes. I wasn't that good at annotations in high school at first. It took me a while, but that was when I signed up, in high school. My senior year, when I took AP English, I signed up because we were studying "Rehab," by Rihanna. So I went on there to get information no one else would get, just to cheat a little bit on some of the other songs we had to annotate. So I ended up signing up right around there, just to do some annotations. My main goal was never even to annotate or pass on information, it was basically just to say stuff on the internet.

Madkol: Yeah, I love the collaboration process, where everybody can annotate and share knowledge. It's just such a great community.

So who are some of your favorite artists? I'm assuming Prince, obviously!
Kydd Karma: I'm so bad at picking favorites, but obviously there's Prince. Beyoncé is just....I used to hate Beyoncé, but she's just legendary. Nas and Kanye definitely are up there. Queen and Maroon 5 are my two favorite bands. KISS is another favorite band, and then obviously Michael Jackson. Alicia Keys, I love Alicia Keys, you know that. I used to say she was my wife....she is my wife! Swizz Beatz is just holding my place. So yeah, Usher, too.

Madkol: What's your favorite Kanye song? If you have one; maybe a few that you like.

Kydd Karma: "Homecoming" really meant a lot to me.

Madkol: Yeah, that's a good one!

Kydd Karma: When "Homecoming" came out, I was in Atlanta, and I just hated Atlanta. I wanted to come home to New York, so badly. So, "Homecoming..." "Stronger," cause I just love Daft Punk, and my brother loves Daft Punk, so that was just great when that song came out. Anything from Graduation is something that comes to mind, so those are two of the songs I would say. Oh, I think "Touch The Sky" is one of my most listened to songs ever, and "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." Anything from Late Registration or Graduation are probably up there.

Madkol: Yeah, I've always liked "Good Life," with T-Pain. Do you like that song?

Kydd Karma: Oh yeah, absolutely. That's a good one. I used to listen to those songs, back when there was CD's, and even when iTunes was coming out. You really had to buy it or burn the CD on a computer. That was one of my most played songs ever, because I've just been listening to them that long. A lot of that stuff he was talking about back then was always relatable. Like, "I'm always late, I'm always misunderstood." Always....not mistreated, but, you know, when Kanye says something, everyone---for the most part---doesn't understand it, or he's misinterpreted, so they try to make him out to be the bad guy. And that was the case in a lot of his music, early on. It was about misinterpretations and cultural issues like that. So I learned a lot from him.

Madkol: So, do you draw any inspiration from those artists? Do any of their songs hold a special meaning, or nostalgia?

Kydd Karma: I don't like to say I'm inspired by anyone. I am inspired, but I'm more influenced. I don't like to have an idol or anything. I just let the what the world has to offer---art, and all the creative things out there---inspire me. Obviously being a free spirit.....like Prince is.... I draw inspiration from him all the time, just because he's so free and misunderstood. For the most part, most people don't even know his music, so it's just like a hidden gem for me. I enjoy knowing songs, and listening to things that everyone else doesn't like. I enjoy doing things that most people don't do. A lot of songs have meaning.....I think it was "Flashlight," by Jessie J, [that] was my graduation song. I can't think off the top of my head [about] one song or one instance that has a lot of meaning. I just enjoy music so much, and every song means something to me.

Madkol: So I heard that you and some of your friends are starting a hip-hop podcast, similar to a radio show. And it’s pretty unique, because you said you want to avoid unnecessary banter and get right down to the point, which is obviously uncommon among today’s podcasts and radio shows. Tell me a little bit more about that. How did this come about, and what are some of the topics you plan on discussing?

Kydd Karma: For right now, the podcast is going to be called Sin City. Basically, some of my friends had a group called Sin City, and I've been in the group a little bit, so...... I'm trying to remember exactly.....I think it was my friend Nate's idea. I had talked about it before, [and] the first time I had thought about doing a podcast was when the show iCarly came out. I wanted us to do that kind of podcast, but that never happened; I was like 10 or 11 back then, and had a lot of stuff going on. But I always wanted to do something like that; talk to people and do radio stuff. I've always been an entertainer and journalist in some way or form. So I guess not too much out of my comfort zone is what I'm good at. So recently, he was like, "We should do some kind of show," and we brainstormed some ideas, which we always do, but I was just at a place in my life where I was like, "What are we waiting for at this point"? So now, it's been like five months and we're still in the process of doing everything. We just filed our LLC paperwork, so we're going to be an official company soon. We're going to do a test episode next week....the pilot episode, basically, and we'll see where we go from there. The general format of the show is going to be, basically....there's so many media outlets out there....websites, TV, radio, there's so many formats out there, and we could spend hours talking about the same stuff that everyone else is talking about, bringing in people to talk about stuff. I feel like especially for kids our age, as part of the new generation, [we should] get a show out there that talks about hip-hop, but it's from our standpoint---we're all 19, 20ish---and we're all young hip-hop artists. Like my friend Nate, he's a rapper. I'm a rapper/writer, and a Genius editor, so I bring a lot of knowledge to the table. We all have something special to bring to the table, and unique. Like Ashley---our friend that's gonna be on the show with us as well---she's a dancer, and she also used to be a rapper, so we have a lot to bring to the table in terms of knowledge and experience. We're all unique and young, and we have a lot of connections between all of us, and a lot of people that we could interview, or promote, and a lot of artists are trying to get to the same place, which is to get their information out there. So a lot of people and friends that I know, don't really do a lot of promoting, because it's a lot of work to get promotion. It's not like you can just call up Hot 97, and get them to put you on The Breakfast Club. You gotta get their attention. Social media nowadays---it does a lot, but not enough---there's so many people on social media, saying and doing stuff to get promoted, so it's really hard to promote your brand. I feel like we could really do a lot; not just for our friends, but for anybody that has something to promote, or has an idea. I think it would be a great way for us to reach a new audience that normally doesn't want to hear about this stuff, and promote it. A lot of our friends listen to TaxStone podcast, and Asap and their podcast, but a lot of people also don't have time to listen to podcasts or radio shows, or they just don't, because it's not available to them. It's a lot of work to either go on SoundCloud, or turn on Hot 97 every morning. I feel like we could reach everybody in a new format with the internet and social media, but more advertising and getting our brand out there, and getting more of the formats other than the basic ones, so we can reach other people. That's my vision for it, and they share my vision, too. So, we're in the process of finding a permanent location we can film at, so we can make it an official podcast, and then get out there and start recording and working on it.

Madkol: Well good luck with that, man. I think that's really awesome; it brings a fresh new outlook to hip-hop, and it's really cool what you're doing, so keep up with that.

Kydd Karma: Thank you. I think as a Genius editor, it would be great to bring a lot of the stuff that we talk about on Genius that doesn't get attention, to some kind of media format. That would be fun to bring that experience, and what we're doing and taking about, and also bring the podcast and what we're promoting, or if someone else is on, we could bring that to Genius, as well. So that should be great.
Madkol: Yeah, that's awesome. So I saw on your website that screenwriting is one of your interests. Tell me more about that. How did you get into that, and do you have any plans to take that to a professional level?

Kydd Karma: Well, technically I'm already a professional screen-writer. I've always been a writer for my entire life, and in one way or another, I was always writing stories or ideas. And I love television; I love Law & Order and stuff like that. So in high school, we had this program that I'm actually a teaching artist for now, but the program was basically a film and theater program to get kids into acting. So a lot of people in high school....especially at a performing arts high school, it's competitive, and there's a lot of people that want to do it, or say they'll do it, or they'll commit to it, but then not. So I ended up getting really into the program, and at my high school I was the most involved person. I was always there, always working on something; some plan, some program. So one year, my senior year, we were supposed to do a television web series, and it was supposed to be a collaborative effort, and obviously people had ideas, but after it goes past the idea phase, like actually writing out their scenes and scripts, a lot of people didn't have the patience. They were just distracted, and they didn't want to do it. And you know, when you have a lot of friends and high school stuff, you're just all over the place, thinking about different things. But I've always been mature for my age, so I was always there [and] committed. I've always been a very detailed, specific person, so I ended up writing scripts. I wrote six episodes of a web series called N.E.R.D.S. It can be found on the Vivid Imagination Program website---that's the name of the program now. It was basically about.....what did N.E.R.D.S, stand for? I'll have to find it, I forgot.

Madkol: Is that where your username comes from?

Kydd Karma: Actually, no. When I was a kid, I was basically nerdy. I was always smart in school. I was a history buff; I used to read textbooks or dictionaries just because, which is why I'm so good at history and English now. That was one of my first usernames for places like.....I feel like every place needs more nerds.

Oh my gosh, what did N.E.R.D.S. stand for? It was an acronym, but it was basically about kids in high school, and we talked about the issues that affect the average high school kids, especially with the parents of the kids that we're with now.....they weren't aware of a lot of stuff. So we tackled LGBT issues, bullying, dating, stuff like that, and it was really fun. So I wrote that; I wrote a few plays, and screenplays. I wrote out the screenplay for somebody that already had a story, so that became another film. And I wrote out the documentary for another film. When the time is right, I have some scripts of my own ideas, so hopefully I'll be able to get them out. Another thing with the podcast is that I obviously want the brand to branch outside of the podcast, and to reach all entertainment and media. So we also have that idea, as well, cause we know a lot of actors, and once we get leverage and a reputation under our belts, we're gonna start a film and production company, and start filming, so hopefully I'll be able to produce my own stuff.

Madkol: Nice! That's really impressive, all the stuff you do.

Kydd Karma: Yeah, thank you

Madkol: So, I know that you’ve held an internship position at the Make-A-Wish Foundation. That’s very interesting to me, and seems like a neat thing to be involved in. What was that like for you, and what did you do there?

Kydd Karma: I was [what they] called a Wish Granting intern. I would go about two days a week. It was through St. John's University, which I was attending; it was almost in Long Island, so I had to take a bus everyday, but it was worth it. I've always been an unselfish person, and I like making a difference in people's lives, and making them smile. For the most part, I didn't deal with any kids, but I would design things for them. The wish process takes a long time, which a lot of people don't know, so say they wanted to go to Disney Land. I would design packets about Disney Land, or we would send them surprises, and once their wish was finally able to be granted, I would decorate things that would go out to the kids. My main objective for my job was to use my career skills, and use my professionalism to reach out to people and get them involved. So say if some people wanted a fancy night out, or a fancy dinner, or a spa...cause a lot of wishes aren't all going to meet celebrities, or going out to crazy places. A lot of them are just simple stuff, like having a spa day, or going shopping, stuff like that. So we would reach out to stores or restaurants, and get them involved, and then we would make packets and gifts, and purchase stuff for them to send to them and keep them interested, to let them know that we're thinking about them. It was really fun; it was actually for a credit, which I ended up not getting, which is a whole long story, but it was worth it. If it wasn't so deep into Long Island, and if I was staying on campus, and if I could, I would've continued that internship. I really loved being there. It was really fun, and everyone liked me there. It was really a great experience. Make-A-Wish does great stuff; it takes a lot resources to do what they do, and they always find ways to do it.

Madkol: How long ago was that?

Kydd Karma: That was only last spring, so it was a little bit ago, but it was definitely fun, and I like being in an office, actually. I don't like getting up to go at eight in the morning, but other than that, I like being in an office. I like being organized and having a desk to file stuff. An office is really fun for me for some reason. I just fit in everywhere, I feel like.

Madkol: Yeah, that's cool, man. So what are your top five albums of all time, or at least top ten, if you can't do five.

Kydd Karma: Yeah, like I’ve said, I’m really bad at doing stuff like this, but uh…ever, of all time…
Well, I have to say Purple Rain. That’s obvious because…that is Top 5. That, Illmatic is just…ridiculous.
In no specific order: Purple Rain, Illmatic, Songs in A Minor...Hmm…maybe because it’s a little fresh, so a lot of people won’t say this or maybe it’s because it’s the last one – but I’d say Lemonade. I can’t…Honestly, when Beyoncé came out, I just couldn’t see her doing something better, and she did something better! I would be scared as an artist to even be near her release date or anything hear next…like, what is she going to do next?
(That was one of the most popular albums of its time when it came out.) Yeah, exactly…So I would say that.
Michael Jackson’s Bad. A lot of people would say Thriller, and Thriller was obviously good, but I feel like Bad was really bad, like he was kicking ass around that time. It wasn’t even the album – he wanted that entire album to be duets and a lot of things, and it didn’t work out, and he still put out a great album. So, to me, Bad is just…that just proves he was the GOAT.
Confessions by Usher – that was actually the first album I ever own. I think…to me, there are very few R&B albums, especially by male artists, that top something like that. That album is an amazing record. [It] has “Yeah”, “Burn”, “Caught Up”, “My Boo”, “Confessions” obviously, “Throwback”, “Superstar” – That was probably – that and Goodies by Ciara were the first two albums I ever owned. I used to walk around here with my Walkman listening to Usher all day and night, because I wanted to be just like him. Him and Michael Jackson, I wanted to be a dancer and singer because of them. And stuff changed, but it still…when I listen to it, It’s like, “I want to do that”, cause that’s just amazing.
I ended up going over 5, I’m just going to throw out a few and change it later.
Kingdom Come by Jay. I mean, that literally put him in Legendary status. That album was crazy, I can’t even describe it. “Oh My God”, “Beach Chair” – he wasn’t even trying. It’s one of the better-selling albums in hip hop.
Then I would say 808s and Heartbreak, even though it wasn’t my favorite, I liked it but not that much – but it had such an impact on hip hop that its indisputable, its place in history. And My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, I would mention that too.
(Yeah, Kanye’s just unreal.) Yeah, yeah, but I guess that’s my top 7 or 8, I guess. Purple Rain, Lemonade, MBDTF, Kingdom Come, Bad, Confessions, Thriller, Songs in A Minor…Yeah...
Madkol: You have a poem on Genius, called “I Remember Me.” It deals with the innocence, carefreeness, and bliss of youth, and how you (along with presumably many other people) lost that as you became older. That poem was very powerful, and made me put things into perspective when I read it. What were you thinking when you wrote that?

Kydd Karma: Actually, That’s actually the first poem I ever wrote. I wrote that in 8th grade for an assignment and I had a really dark – because my mother went through a divorce and we were homeless for a while, so when I came back to New York, life was just, for the most part, dark, and I was only 13, 14 or whatever…but it was just, a lot had gone on. A lot had gone on, and I felt at the time back in 2nd, 3rd grade, before we moved and when we had our own house in Long Island and everything was good, so like, it was coming from that place, it’s like…“I miss when things were good” and I didn’t hate myself, things like that.
So what inspired the poem directly – I have a bad from a picture I believe I took in 2nd grade. You know how you take the school pictures and they sell different products with your face on it? For some reason, my mom got a bag – I still have it and use it – so I found that bag in 8th Grade, and I wrote that poem, just like, “I’m not the same person in that picture anymore. And I…don’t know what it’s like being happy anymore, basically.” So I wrote the poem…I wasn’t even trying to be – y'know, just putting pen to pater; actually, typed it, I never actually wrote it out, because it was an assignment for school, I typed it out. So I just typed. And it became…
So the poem actually got published and I don’t know where – I know where, it’s a book. When I got into high school, I submitted a bunch of poems for this book. But it’s one of those books with like a bunch of collections of poemsall over the countries – and I don’t remember the name of the book, but it is published out there somewhere. Basically, I put that out there because it’s one of my most [popular] – I did record it audially, and I have a song that’s a part two to it, and I was going to produce…I’m probably still going to produce, something, make like a poetic album or fitting something like that. SO we’ll see what happens. But that’s one of the first poems I ever wrote and it means a lot to me – and write now, it’s that piece of work right now that represents – poetically – what I can do. So I just put that out there…
(Yeah, I really enjoyed that because I felt that it was true for me too, and then you know…people lose their luster when they’re older, and they’re not as happy as they used to be.)
Yeah, yeah, a lot of people tell me it brings up nostalgia and so hard hitting, it makes a lot of people think. I think it’s good that that poem makes people feel that way and that’s my goal, is to evoke feelings, and make people – well, in most cases, feel better – and I feel this poem can make you feel better even though it makes most people feel sad, because you should appreciate; the underlying motif is to make people enjoy things while it’s still there. Cause in 10 years, you’ll probably be saying the same thing! “Oh, I miss how it was then”…and 10 years ago you were saying, you know? So you don’t want to keep doing that cycle over and over again in life, of just enjoying things in the moment.

Madkol: Yeah, that's great, man. Of those whom you have met in person, who has been the most influential in your life, and in what ways?

Kydd Karma: Well everyone knows I've met Will Smith. He inspired me....I wanted to be an actor, because of him. I didn't even know he was a rapper. I saw him on The Fresh Prince, and I wanted to be like him. Then I found out he was a rapper, and he actually inspired me to be a rapper. My older raps from when I was younger were trying to be like him. Like, keep it clean, tell a lot of stories, keep it classy, and just say a lot of cool stuff. So, Will Smith, since I met him, and I don't....I'm not a big celebrity guy. I don't care for celebrities, and I haven't met a lot of celebrities, but Will Smith is just....So basically, people that I've met. Everybody in life; all my friends, my friend Ashley. She's gone through so much. At some point, she was the reason that I would get out of bed and go to school everyday. Like if she could do it, then I could do it. I think a lot of people inspired me and influenced me to become a better person. My family, in a way, I don't have the best relationship with my family. They've done a lot; my dad is a barber, and he's done a lot for me. My mother, as well. She used to be a corrections officer, and now she lives in Atlanta. I don't know why she likes Atlanta. But just basically those people that I pointed out. Every person that I meet, impacts me in a way. My ex used to.....and for the people that don't know, I'm bisexual....my last relationship was....I was with a musician for a year and a half. Through high school, and my first year of college, and it was one of my first real relationships, but things happen and it didn't work out. But besides all of that, he helped me with a lot of things, music-wise, and stuff like that. Because when I was in middle school, I gave up everything with entertainment, like dancing, singing. I just refused to do it, because I didn't like competing with people, so I gave it all up, until around 11th or 12th grade, I picked it back up. I just wanted to be a songwriter and write raps...to be a ghostwriter....and I just thought, "I can do this. Even though I'm bisexual, and not really a smart kid from the streets." I just stopped saying "why not," because my ex would say that I'm "not doing this because," a lot....so I learned from him, and he inspired me in a lot of other positive ways, too, but that's the main thing that I take away from that relationship, today, because the moment you say you don't, you don't, until you try. You only have one life, so why not just lose yourself in the moment. So that's how I live now. I have a lot of stuff going on. I have work, I'm trying to get another job as a vendor, to offer film services. I'm going to be in a short film, I'm supposed to be producing my own project, but I have a setback, because I can't find a studio, and just stuff like that. I've done, and been through so much, that there's nothing that can stop me now. Also, my chemistry teacher, I have to give her a shoutout. She did a lot for me that a lot of other people wouldn't do.

Madkol: Cool, so what's the best concert you've ever been to?

Kydd Karma: I haven't been to a lot of concerts, but I would have to throw it up between the last two I've been to. I took my ex to see one of his favorite bands: The 1975. And that guy is fucking awesome! I mean, that guy is....not to compare him to John Lennon, but he is John Lennon 2.0. He's really an awesome guy, and he gets a lot of attention, but that whole band is really something. So we went to see them when they came to Brooklyn. I didn't think they'd be that popular in New York, but that place was sold out and packed. And at the end of the show---I didn't even notice---but at the end of the show, Matt was like, "Our drummer wasn't even there," and I didn't even know, because they're that good. Japanese House and Wolf Alice opened for them, and they were pretty good, too, so I got a lot of rock knowledge out of that concert.
A year and a half ago, he took me to the Global Citizen Festival, and that was the year Beyoncé headlined, so I saw Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Tori Kelly, the First Lady was there. We also saw a lot of cool people: Bill Nye the Science Guy....The Global Citizen Festival is a really neat place. Concert-wise, it was fun, but everything else was hell. It's first come, first serve, because the tickets are free. You have to enter sweepstakes to get them, so you literally have to wait online....it's a free concert---open [with] no seats---in Central Park, so people are going to be there camped out for days, just to get a good seat. So you have to wait online all day and night to get in. There were thousands of people, and they were delaying all the shows, and dragging them all out. We were sitting in the sun, and the food was expensive. Water was literally five dollars, and Sprite was nine dollars. But it was worth it, cause I saw Beyoncé, and Pearl Jam was there. It's kind of funny, because of everybody was basically going for Beyoncé or Pearl Jam, and for some reason....I know Pearl Jam are really well selling; they're legends.... but they put Pearl Jam after Beyoncé. That was a bad idea. Oh, I saw Ed Sheeran. Ed Sheeran was also a headliner, and Coldplay. Usher came out, I think. So, Beyoncé did the show and it was great, and I didn't realize, but they were like, Pearl Jam is gonna be next. So half the people were leaving, and I was just like, "I want to stay and see Pearl Jam, and see what they do." And my ex wasn't interested, but I wanted to see. I actually had to go to work on a night shift, right after, so I was like, "Let's just see what happens." And then they came out and started screaming, and I was like, "It's time to go." Beyoncé actually came back out and did a song with them, but I just couldn't. But the show was good, it was really collaborative. I mean, Beyoncé did the show out of a freaking box. She literally did the show out of a box. There was just a big box there, and they had Hugh Jackman and Stephen Colbert hosting, so they came out and talked for a while, and then they finally said she coming out, but there was nothing up there but a box. And then next thing you know, the front of the box lifts up, and she's just standing there. She did half the show from a wooden, colorful box. Like, who does that?!

Madkol: Only Beyoncé!

Kydd Karma: Exactly, it was just really awesome. She did a lot of her hits. But yeah, that one and The 1975 are two of the better concerts I've been to. And the other thing I want to mention is....she didn't come out with Coldplay. I thought she was going to bring out Coldplay, cause a lot of other people were there. Jay was there, I thought she was gonna bring out Nicki Minaj to do "Feeling Myself," cause that song was hot then. And then she's like, "I'm bringing out Ed Sheeran." And it was funny because Ed Sheeran's just this skinny dude, and his show is basically all guitar. He's really awesome, but his show is basically a classic, English, pop-rock act. And then she's in the middle of her show, just killing it. She was doing like, "7/11" and shit, and then she's like, "I'm bringing out Ed Sheeran." And he's standing there with his guitar, and it was so weird, but they did such an awesome job. It was just funny cause he's standing there in the same outfit he just performed in, and she's in her Houston jersey, performing out of a box.

Madkol: Wow! That's an unlikely collaboration.

Kydd Karma: Exactly! It was a really good show.

Madkol: Right, so somebody made a thread about this recently....I can't remember who it was....but they asked people to think of their least favorite artist, and then name their favorite song by that artist. How would you respond to that? I'm really interested to hear who your least favorite artist is!

Kydd Karma: That's a very good idea. At the end of the day, I don't really like talking down about artists, because it's art they're creating. So, you can't talk badly about somebody that's inspiring someone. If they were straight trash, they wouldn't be here. Well, for the most part, anyway. So like, Lil Wayne, I don't really care for most of his music, but "6 Foot 7 Foot".....I go crazy for that song.

Madkol: Oh yeah, that song is just.....

Kydd Karma: And Chris Brown, I don't really care for Chris Brown. It's nothing personal against him, but no one has ever recommended him to me. There's never been anything that's attracted me to him. I've never listened to him, really. After his first album back then, I stopped listening to him.

Madkol: What about "Look At Me Now," by Chris Brown. Do you like that song?

Kydd Karma: Oh yeah, I've heard it a few times. I think that would be my favorite song by him. That, and "Post To Be" with Omarion.

Madkol: Oh yeah, that one's great!

Kydd Karma: But that's a very interesting, great idea. I would have to take some time to think about that. There's not a lot of artists I dislike so much.

Madkol: Cool, well that wraps it up!

Kydd Karma: This has been fun.

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About "Madkol Interviews Kydd Karma: 2017"

Me and @Madkol started with what was supposed to be a 10-minute interview and ended up going on for 45, talking about many topics, from my poem “I Remember Me” to my upcoming podcast (TBD) to Kanye to Chris Brown (or my lack thereof) and more!

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