“I was just 6 playing with sticks, I ran it up, now I’m lit.” Memphis native Key Glock is buzzing with his recent project, Glockoma, that is out now. The “Crazy” rapper was featured on Young Dolph’s single “That’s Major” that went gold, and it made him receive his first plaque. Glock has been previewing new music lately, but still holding it out with his recent project that was released featuring a few new visuals. Ever since the release of the Glock Bond project, it has been a Glock season! Fans are looking forward to his next project from him. We have caught up with the “Russian Crème” artist and talked about the challenges of making Glockoma, signage of Paper Route Empire and more.
RESPECT.: How did you get the name, Key Glock?
Markey is my first name of course, and Glock came from the street.
RESPECT.: What made you passionate about your hip-hop career?
I won’t be me without my fans around me and God by my side. God made me wake up! It made me want to write and rap. I had no intentions of being a hip-hop rapper. I didn’t know what I was going to do.
RESPECT.: When you signed with Paper Route Empire, did you musically think you will be in tune with what you want to do? What was your most challenging core by signing with Dolph?
By signing with Paper Route Empire, I knew what I wanted to do. I can do what I want to do, as far as, recording and putting music out to my fans. Dolph has given me a chance, and I spoke it into existence, by being signed with Paper Route Empire. We are all a family and our own men.
RESPECT.: With your recent project, Glockoma, by the way, the project is fire! What was challenging by making the project?
When I record, I freestyle. I can deliver and play with music better. I don’t like to read off the paper or phone. It’s easy if I start on the song, and finish it.
RESPECT.: With the verse on “Clowns,” “30,000 in my mouth, I can’t wait to crack a smile, I made my mama proud,” I felt that so much! What was your take on writing the track?
Well of course from my previous answer, I don’t write anything down. I freestyle everything I do. I talk about the past, present, and future. If I rap it, I had already done it.
RESPECT.: How did you and Tay Keith meet? How is it with both of you all in the room cooking up?
Tay Keith and I met in high school in the cafeteria. Before the recognition, I knew he made beats and that’s how we met. When we learned about music, the vibes were crazy. When we are in the studio, its art and it paints a picture.
RESPECT.: Can you say that Memphis will be the next shift of music within the next few years? Explain.
It will progress over time because our city stays in its own lane. The industry is full of the young generation aka the baby boomers. Memphis, as a whole, will progress since we have been a big factor.
RESPECT.: Define RESPECT.
Respect is about true admiration. It is your profile and resume. It will take you a long way.
RESPECT.: What was your concept with the visual “Since 6ix?”
There wasn’t a concept. I was just talking my sh*t and introducing my tape.
RESPECT.: Any new music coming in the new year?
Glock 19 is coming really soon!
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