This past week, I caught up with the outspoken, often controversial T.C.F. member to discuss everything from philanthropic efforts to celebrity crushes. Gather ‘round rap readers: this is a rare, up-close, and completely candid conversation with the infamous upstate New York export, Klass Murda that is sure to entertain all! Y'all ready?!
1.Venus: “OK, so what exactly does the name ‘Klass Murda’ mean?”
KM: “K.L.A.S.S means Kill Lyrics And Stay Suckafree…Murda means I kill everything I do.”
2.Venus: “Rumor has it…that you have a bit of a reputation for being TCF’s outspoken, crass, vulgar, and even a bit misogynistic front man…is this an accurate depiction of who you are…are you misunderstood…or should people just stop believing everything they read on Facebook?”
KM: (Laughs) “People can believe what they want I’m just anti-bullsh** and anti-censorship. I don’t believe in biting my tongue dat sh** hurt… I say and do the things (that) the average person wants to say and do but are scared of what people will think. Klass Murda is every young n**** that grew up in the hood. From the way I talk to the way I act it’s just the light isn’t on them so when you see me you think its irregular behavior but step foot in the real ghettos its hundreds of Klass Murdas running around. I’m 23 years old, I’m still learning and growing…Jay-Z didn’t come into the game in a suit and tie he had to grow in to that suit and tie, feel me? As far as misogynistic I love women… keyword w-o-m-e-n! it’s a big difference between a b***** and a woman… people get that confused. The harsh reality of it is Klass Murda didn’t invent these terms that are used, Snoop said it in 94 ‘we don’t love these h****’. I’m just stating things I see in the streets if I say ‘I’ll never trust a b****’ maybe it stems from a childhood friend getting set up and killed by a female he trusted. Everything I say is due to past experiences. I feel like a strong black queen knows her worth and her place as far as existence as you know ‘if it don’t apply let it fly’. If you aren’t a b****, your head shouldn’t turn when I say it and in all honesty the word b**** is like the term n**** to me… it was a vulgar term until the people (whom) the word offended the most adopted it and made it ‘okay’. Females call each other b**** all day, but I’m misogynistic for using a term that is used between women daily? But yeah… shout to all the queens around the world Klass Murda love y’all but I love da b****** too (laughs). And I’m not no front man I just play my part 2 da team I’m a team player.”
(Well, he has certainly mastered murdering the messenger…(laughing))
3.Venus: “What is your favorite video from another artist? From yourself? Can you give us any insider information about you video for ‘Child Support’”?
KM: “38 Spesh ‘Support’ video I feel like raised the bar for Rochester videos so that’s my favorite my favorite video for myself is “My n**** 4ever” that was the first video I ever made so that’s real special to me… ‘Child Support’ was a real fun video to make, shot by my boy Prestige the great co-starring my boy Mario Moore and the lovely Si Monae. I always got to work with a super talented little princess by the name of Kaleiyah it was a pleasure she was so smart and advanced for her age she’s gonna be a star one day. #myword”
4.Venus: “Who would you most/ least like to work with in the music industry?”
KM: “I would most like to work with Adele. I think Adele is super talented and she makes music that you feel in your bones… that’s that pain. And In my opinion she’s the best singer out right now! I would least like to work with these weirdo rapper n****** wearing skirts and sh**… I’m good.”
5.Venus: “Where do you see your career going in the next five years?”
KM: “I see (myself) rich, still working hard like I ain’t made a dollar. Failure isn’t an option with me I am a firm believer that its benefits in hard work.”
6.Venus: “If you could be anything in the world besides a rapper, what would you be?”
KM: Trapper of the year! (Chuckles)
(Uh…yeah, for some reason I feel any further comment would be incriminating…moving right along…)
7.Venus: “On a more serious note, if you could start a charity for just one cause, what cause would you pick and why?”
KM: “I actually have an organization called ‘Back 2 Klass’ where I give out book bags and school supplies to the kids in the community because I want them to understand school is important. I didn’t graduate but everyone isn’t lucky enough to be able to make a living without the proper education so I try to enforce the thought of school.”
(Impressive…who’d have thunk…huh??)
8.Venus: “What’s the craziest thing a fan has ever done to get your attention?”
KM: “One day a chick circled the block like 10 times (then) parked… so I’m thinking to myself: I gotta watch this car because this looks kinda suspicious! (Laughs). So she hops out looking like upper class suburban America, walks up to me and burst out in tears telling me how big of a fan she is of ‘Child Support’
(Not sure if I should be touched or tickled…I’m ashamed to say it’s a bit of both…)
KM: “And another time a bus driver stopped da bus in the middle of traffic opened the door and yelled at me asking me questions about new releases (Chuckles). People (were) behind him honking the horn, on the bus making the ‘I’ma be late for work’ face (Laughs) but that’s love, I wouldn’t trade that for the world!”
9.Venus: “Of course I have to ask…do you have any celebrity crushes?”
KM: “I’m in love with the porn star Jazmin Cashmere, we gonna get married 1 day she just don’t know yet but then she gonna leave me after she find out I’m cheating with Keisha Dior.”
(Yeah…that’s some life plan you’ve got there, Klass!)
10.Venus: “I’ve also heard you’re a bit of a ladies man. Describe the perfect ‘Mrs. Murda’ for all of your female admirers.”
KM: “The perfect Mrs. Murda isn’t perfect and that’s what’s going to make her perfect for me. All I ask for is trust, loyalty, and honesty. I honestly like a chick that’s the total opposite of me quiet, more book smart than street smart sh** like that but the key is just respect yourself and I will respect you as well… and I love confidence, big turn on!
Venus: “While we have your attention…make sure you check out his latest video for his hit single ‘Child Support’ and see what all of the fuss is about! Huge thank you to Klass Murda and T.C.F. for taking the time to answer my crazy questions! But wait…what’s an interview without promo?! Take it away Mr. Murda!”
KM: “’KING KONG 2’ HOSTED BY DJ STEEL COMING SOON! KING KONG DVD COMING SOON! #MYWORD CLOTHING LINE COMING SOON! #MYWORD THE ALBUM COMING SOON! #MYWORD THE MOVIE COMING SOON…! SHOUT OUT TO MY BROTHA BLAKK BOI HE DOIN HIS THANG AS WELL! SHOUT OUT TO 38 AND THE TRUST FOR ALL THE SUPPORT! SHOUT OUT TO THE #MYWORD FAMILY: JUICE,CANNON,AG,CRACK,ADOT,TURB,WIZE,LAY,K JENK,DASH,ICE, & DEWEY! FREE BILLY DREAD! FREE MIZZ! FREE DON JUAN! FREE NAZ! FREE JAY! R.I.P DONALD, SNAKE, SLEEP, & KIA! R.I.P GRANDAD!! FREE ALL MY N*****! R.I.P ALL MY N******!!
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LOVE IS LOVE!!”