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Published on May 10th, 2019 | by Ken Cosentino

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Album Release: Anthony Kreed – A Western Perspective

Recently I caught up with my old buddy Anthony Kreed, a super talented rapper who just released his latest album, “A Western Perspective,” which is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube and all major outlets. Check out this interview and make sure to give a listen!

Peace Kreed! I just listened to your new album “A Western Perspective” and it was dope! Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for me.

Absolutely family, thank you for having me on here

Tell me a little bit about yourself. What’s your background? Where are you from?

I’m Italian, originally from Long Island, New York but been out on LA for over 13 years now

When did you really start pursuing a career in hip hop?

Hmm this is a good question. I’ve been doing Hip-hop since high school, I think around 2005 I started taking it seriously though

I know a ton of rappers. You’re arguably the best. Your flow is a lot like Twista. Who are your inspirations?

I have a lot of inspirations! Too many to name all so ill give you a few in no particular order: Sam Cooke, Dmx, Eazy e , logic , Royce 5’9, chuck berry , Eminem, chino xl , k!ng crooked , Beastie boys, Kendrick Lamar , game, Michael Jackson , ice cube , house of pain, Dr Dre , Nas , Krs1

What’s this new album about?

My perspective on the west coast. I’ve had a communion w/ California. We get each other. Do you feel me?

How did you get Chino XL on your track?

I asked him haha, nah but yea I asked him and he was more then happy to help out. Chino was a big part of this album. He has been a big mentor to me my last couple of years here.

Where do you go from here?

Pushing forward. Looking to go international sooner then later and keep making good music !!

So you’re a New Yorker but you’ve been living in California for years. What’s your take on East Coast rap Vs. West Coast rap?

I like both styles. West coast always has that laid back style and east more grimy. These days I feel it’s more so the beats are a little more diverse but the artists themselves both sound Similar to me on both coasts . A lot of great young talent in my opinion

Where can people find your album?

It’s available on iTunes, Amazon , Spotify , YouTube and all major outlets

What’s next for Kreed?

Debuting some music videos this year so stay tuned for those!

I listened to your tribute song to our late friend Jake, who was like a brother to you (Hence the name “My Brother’s Keeper”). That must have been emotional for you to record…

Yes actually the song itself was about my brother Ray who I lost two years ago. As I was writing it I felt jake throughout and I end up putting him into the track and you’ll feel it in the song. I pay homage to jake who was like my brother out here in it too and also have him singing on it. I will write about my best friend eventually. My heart just isn’t ready yet

So what would you say sets you apart from other rappers?

I’m original, I have my New Yorkish flow that is dominant throughout the album but it’s backed by west coast production and beats. And last time I checked I haven’t seen any Italian guys that could write like me haha!

What are your opinions on the current state of the hip hop industry?

I honestly don’t mind it. Everything changes, new trends, new styles new everything. The great thing about music, in general, is that it’s opinion based. You like what you choose to. My only slight would be to get a little back to writing real bars, cuz that’s what my style is

Is there anything else you’d like people to know about you?

Hmmm, I’m a huge weird Al Yankovic fan!

Thanks again for your time!

Thank you. God bless!


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Ken Cosentino is an artist from Niagara Falls, NY. He is an award winning filmmaker, CEO of White Lion Studios, LLC and a published author.


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