Written By: Juniece Daniels
There’s one way 1 Way Kilo would describe his music: “My sound is Atlanta. My sound is me. My sound is everything.” It all started when Kil was attending school when he introduced himself into the world of creating music. And when the opportunity to express himself artistically was music, that’s the road he took and he never regretted it. For any independent artists, it’s hard to be “seen” and bring attention to your music. However, social media has been a great tool where Kilo uses most of his promotion and he can connect with fans and other artists. A few years passed and Kilo was able to release four EPs and singles like “Harder” and “1 Way Kilo.” With “Harder,” its music video was shot in Long Beach, CA, and is out now. His music can be heard on iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, and many more. Tap in and get to know him below!
Has it been a smooth road to get to where you are now in your career?
I just look at life as life. I’m not dead and I’m not in jail so it’s hard to complain. I flunked out of school and thought it was over until my aunt took me in. I didn’t tell her though and that messed with our trust. That was my fault upon other things…That’s probably an obstacle, but I did all that and it taught me something. I’m here trying to figure it out so I guess it was manageable. My childhood was rough but my mom always made it happen.
Do you write, produce, and engineer your own music? If you don’t, who do you collaborate with?
Yes, I write but I don’t produce. I recorded a few of my songs and I’m usually working with my cousin logic. I have a team of friends I grew up with that produce and engineer. I have songs out on EP’s now. I did a tape with a few friends from LA and I loved it, so I work with them a lot when I’m in California. I’m working on stuff with a few talented producers in LA too.
Have you ever experienced writer’s block? How do you get your creative process going?
Yes, but I always try my best to be able to focus on my work. I start by doing whatever makes me comfortable. I don’t force it. If I need to handle something that’s keeping my mind off the fact that you need to record, I will.