In the celebration of my 4th year as a contributor to writing on Examiner.com, I would like to start off by saying thanks to all my subscribers and supporters. And to kick off my next 4 years, I would like to introduce you to Melo Kan, a great soul and hip hop performer. I contacted Melo Kan to get get an exclusive look into his world, before he hits the stage in St. Louis, at the Rustic Goat, December 14th.There are a lot of Independent talents nationwide and they are destined to be heard.
So, you are coming to St.Louis, explain your tour?
Melo Kan: I'm currently on tour with soul singer @kdbrosia, and we are creating a blend of soul meets hip hop in a continuum that will resonate with anyone seeking to be satisfied with substance. The tour is called TruthBSoul'd.
Tell me more about your music?
Melo Kan: My music is my truest form of expression. I use hip hop as my medium of choice because rhyming is something that comes naturally to me. I use my God given talent and astute observation and experience to create a relatable life perspective thru my music. This is how I speak my truth.
Let's talk about you, birthplace, home life etc?
Melo Kan: I was born in southern California and was pretty much raised by my mother. I had a natural inclination and desire to make it out of the gang and drug infested neighborhoods I grew up in and my motivations eventually lead me down this path of music.
Have you ever been to the Midwest before?
Melo Kan: This will actually be my first show in St.Louis, but as far as the Midwest is concerned I have also performed in Denver and Cleveland.
How was your last tour?
We had a wonderful set in Oakland this past weekend, and I am looking forward to bringing the same energy to the Lou. We definitely want to make sure people know about the show as it will most definitely be memorable.
Who inspires you the most?
Melo Kan: My inspiration comes from life itself and the people I have the pleasure to interact with often add to the depth of my story. I am not a believer in coincidence, therefore attempt to remain Present in my understanding of situations I'm in as well as the people I meet. I'm constantly learning and growing which is inspiring in and of itself.
What would you say to an aspiring artist trying to make in the tough Independent market?
My advice to an aspiring artist would be to assess if your soul and being is in the artistry. Your motives will dictate how you handle success and set backs. If your not fully vested in it don't even attempt it because it will test every limit of your core.
If you had the chance what female national artist would you like collaborate with?
Melo Kan: If I had the chance to collaborate with a national artist it would be Ms. Erykah Badu. Hands down. She is such a creative spirit and we would definitely create something exceptional together.
Thanks for your time.Have fun at your show and hopefully I get to see the performance.
Melo Kan: Thanks for your time and providing this space for us to pub our TruthBSoul'd Tour and hope to see you at the show! Peace.
There you have it, my first interview since my 4th year anniversary here on Examiner.com. Please look up Melo Kan and support all these hardworking and talented artists. Their music is our future inspirations.
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