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“AYO KIA! It’s so nice to have you here! Hey, so the world knows , tell them your name and the city you rep?”

What’s good everybody! My name is Ayo Kia and I’m repping New Orleans, shoutout the city. LaPlace, shoutout to them.

“I feel you! So, Tell us about your latest releases, The Your Eyes video just dropped, tell us about that. What inspired you?”

I been motivated to release songs. I used to always ask myself like if I died today or tomorrow, no one would have heard these and that wouldn’t be fair to me so, yeah! I’m said ‘Self! Let’s get it! Hit the button.

The “Your Eyes” song comes from my latest album Before I Go. Besides “Running”, “Your Eyes” was like a song that I just thought had to expound upon so I thought to myself, let’s do this video, it’s going to be beautiful. It’s crazy because that song was recorded like 7 years ago. And I’m just releasing it and making the video today. It’s not new to me, it’s just new to y’all. And my real day one fans, know that. Back when we couldn’t release music so easily, I used to send this song via email and that was the only way you could get it. But today, I have the leverage to release on all social media platforms, so yeah. I just want to heard before Inpass away or something or have children.

 “100% Percent! Speaking of children, you have kids? You dating ? Single?”

I’m single. No kids! I always say when I’m single, I’m like Jesus, I’m Christ like.

“That’s funny! That’s cool! (Laughs) So, tell me what is unique about you and your music?”

 

It’s designed by me. I consider it ‘designed’. Like certain words, messages, and sound effects, are hand selected for each song. (laughs) And the way I sit and write a song, you would think I was doing heart surgery how delicate i am with the words and the pen. I even write the words on the paper with a lot of pride (laughs) like I’m doing calligraphy. You really have to see me do this. It’s fun! It’s incredible! (laughs)

“That’s tight! Must do things well! Loving that my girl! So, right now, what is shaping your music?”

I want to say its my emotions, past relationships, past friendships, a motivation to succeed and become rich, a desire to be heard and understood.

“And, when did you realize you were going to make music professionally?”

I never realized it (laughs). I had been doing music for so long you know. Like, I had been going to recording studio since I was like 14. I always viewed it as my unique superpower. I want to say that it didn’t truly hit me until I made it to my twenties. Then, I was like, ‘Okay, I’m about to do this forreal.’

“Okay! Okay! So for the fans – tell them, What type of music do you listen to?”

Everybody knows I’m in love with Drake, Beyoncé, and DJ Khaled. Love Lil Baby, Kanye is like the bestie. Nicki’s music makes me happy. I love everybody that’s really doing their thing right now to be honest, because it inspires me to go harder. I always say that.

But, It depends on the time of the day though. Like, I listen to Classical, Alternative Music, EDM, Gospel, R&B and Trap Music. Classical music is so sexy to me. But so is Trap Music.

I listen to mainly rap music. I don’t think I listen to much of anything else. Unless I purposely step away from rap to create a new vibe in my space.

“Okay! Big fan of those people myself and rap music! Let’s get it! So, what do you do when you don’t do music?”

Look for more things to do and become passionate about like, design something new and create something new or a new world honestly. I just try to zoom in on my goals honestly, and I like to workout.

“Okay, Okay, So Tell Me: Happiness to you is…”

Peace. Period. Like if there is no peace, I will not be happy.

“What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?”

Never give up! I wasn’t told that as a teenager. To me, so many people were not for me doing music; telling me it wasn’t me. But, I was good at writing songs, rapping, and singing.

It seemed like everyone was blind to the talent, not focusing on the talent, and focused too much on the character and their idea of me. People would laugh at me and not take me seriously.So, at a young age, that hindered me from fully embracing myself. It took time for me to embrace me and move beyond what people (close to me or not) think. Once I embraced me, I was very bold about it.

Most people never viewed me as a music artist, moreso a rapper. But, this is one of my biggest talents. So, I wish someone would have told me “forget them people and take this seriously.” Eventually people did start to tell me that, but by then it was just too late. My mind was already made up about people in general (laughs).

 “Wow! I feel that. I’m glad you’re still

pushing! That’s why I need to hear about these new things in the works! Tell us about your upcoming projects Kia…”

Right now, I’m cooking up something special. This next project is a little personal. So, be on the look out for that.

“Is it an album, it’s a single? What is it?”

It’s an album.

“Oh Wow! Let’s get it! Where do we find you music / music projects?”

I’m on everything. All Music Streaming Platforms. Wherever you listen to music, I’m there. I tell people “Google Me” now (laughs). Feeling myself.

“Bet that up! Man! Ayo Kia! Thanks for joining us today. You are such an inspiration! So cool! You have some of the hottest music out right now! Glad you could have this talk with me. Y’all keep it locked! We out!”

Estonian-born, Tallinn-based entrepreneur, CEO, manager, marketing strategist and professional athlete. My work have been featured by Tech.com Engadget, Medium and other publication. In my free time, I love to get engage with people, and travel to explore the world.

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