Check out the full interview here. Here’s a taste. And if you don’t already have the mixtape (sleeping), link is below!
Toronto, ON – With the release of From The Bottom Of The Can the third installment of his We On Some Rich Kidd ShitRich Kidd is riding high on a wave of good will and accolades. Both his skills on the mic and his wizardry on the boards have contributed to making him one of the most sought after artists to break out of Canada in the last little while. A who’s who of the Toronto hip-hop community came out on a hot July evening to lend him their support and take in a night chock full of Rich Kidd’s beats and always present humor. Tona, Saukrates and Ayah just to name a few, all came out to celebrate their peer and friend into the night. But Rich Kidd is a man with a lot more than beats and rhymes on his mind. He has plans to take over the world as well as an eye towards spreading a few blessings along the way. I had the opportunity to sit down with the one they call Rich Kidd to pick his brain on a variety of subjects.
HipHopCanada: I wanted to start by talking about your newest mixtape. It’s titled We On Some Rich Kidd shit: From the Bottom of the Can! Where did that come from? When did this project start taking shape in your mind?
Rich Kidd: trilogy. MC/Producer From the Bottom Of the Can comes from . . . My manager Courtney has a saying where he likes to say we’re coming from the bottom, to the top of the Can . . . as in from the bottom of Canada. So I hit the Internet for some inspiration going through some shit and I came across some old Coca Cola ads and I went ahead and tied these two loose concepts together. Just to see if people would get it. I just like to do creative things. Shit people won’t get right away. I want people to call me back 20 minutes later saying: “What the fuck?!” I don’t want to do regular covers and artwork. I don’t want to sit in front of a green-screen holding an AK-47 with money flowing out of my pockets. I don’t do all that.
HipHopCanada: After you finished your previous mixtape when did you start bouncing ideas and start thinking of the next one?
Rich Kidd: The mixtapes themselves are pretty easy to put together because most of the joints on there are joints that were already done, that I had already put out or joints that the artists had put out themselves. We also have some exclusives on there, as well as some tracks that are unheard. It’s an easy process I don’t really have to get in a zone to make it. Usually when it comes down to all the other creative stuff that comes with it putting a mixtape together, it usually ends up being a last minute thing. I usually work on it like a week before Caribana. I give myself that deadline so I know I’ll get it done. I’ll give myself a month and still do it all in a week. I’ve been that way since school doing homework the day it was do. Honestly, I rush it but at the same time I’m a perfectionist.