Published on March 1st, 2022 | by MuzikScribe


Kid Capri: Spreading The Love



First things first, how are you feeling? Super glad to hear you overcame your battle with Covid…

I’m great, I feel good. I’m better than I was a few weeks ago, but I had to get better with my album coming out. A lot of people reaching out showing love, but I’m doing better now and I’m alright. It’s no joke at all, so I’m happy to be better.

Now your latest single / video “Uptown,” features your daughter Vina Love [Growing Up Hip-Hop] — Talk to me a little bit about the crafting of this father / daughter composition…

I wanted to put on a song that was a party record, that represents where she’s coming from. I always bring it back to Harlem. It just shows so many layers of our father daughter relationship. I came with “Slap Key” first, and then I had to come next with this. Its a great party record.



Of course “Uptown” comes courtesy of your just unleashed The Love LP — Although pretty self explanatory, still tell me, conceptually, what this title means to you?

It means everything to me. It means everything to me; my family, my health, my team, my fans. It is everything. I kept it very real and very truthful. I didn’t ask anybody for help to do it. I put a lot of love into the album to make it. That’s why I wanted the world to know about it.


The Love is also the follow-up to 1998’s Soundtrack to the Streets — Why such a lengthy delay between projects?

Because I never had to depend on making records. I never had to depend on making albums. I never really wanted to do records in the first place. It wasn’t until later on that I wanted to do something like that, and get people together making Soundtrack to the Streets. In music right now, I knew that there was a gap missing that there wasn’t a project showing a real full body of work like this. I know when I look back on this, it’s a dope album.


The Love is a No Kid’n Records’ release — What are your future plans and / or goals for the imprint? And, who all – besides yourself – currently makes up its artist roster?

Well, being that this is my first project on the label, we have other artists that I work with. I just produced a whole album for the Hoodies. Fooks is another artist that I am working with. Right now, I am trying to focus on this album to generate revenue. I am not really known for making a lot of albums. This is a triple threat; DJ / producer / artist. They didn’t expect Kanye to rhyme, he had to prove himself. I have to prove myself. This is real, and what I am gonna come with next is really fire.

On a more serious note, would it be fair to say that you’re happy with the current state of Hip Hop?

I mean, I’m not all the way happy with it. We didn’t like everything in the ’90’s or ’80’s…but as far as the violence that goes on currently, I could never understand that. It’s crazy to me. I wanna see artists get hoarse and get tired on stage, not just rapping over their own records.

Do you have any advice for up’n’coming DJ’s?

Yeah, do it because you really wanna do it. Don’t do it because you think it’s cute. We have enough of that. Be true to the game, and do what you’re supposed to do to serve the people. It’s about everybody else, not about you.

Lastly, what’s next for Kid Capri?

I mean, a lot of stuff. More music, Sirius XM Fly I’ve been doing for 5 years which is awesome; I’ve been able to play a lot of great music for other people, I have Sucka Free clothing brand, I’m gonna try to help other people to work and help create opportunities for others. They love the album but the fans on the road also need me on the road, so I’ll be doing plenty of that, too.

Is there anything I left out or just plain forgot to mention?

Make sure to stream The Love, out now all on all platforms.





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