Atlanta Vs. The World!
Kevin Kazi is the young, up and coming artist that all of Soundcloud is beginning to love. From his hilarious Twitter antics to his soulful guitar sampled ballads, Kevin’s the 18 year old that has the underground on their knees.
Being one of Kevin’s biggest singles, “Billie EIlish” is currently sitting at 272 thousand listens and is a certified underground hit. When I first came across this song what hooked me the most was the upbeat production. Laid down by beat maker Calibaset, the instrumental combines an ear grabbing synth melody accompanied by a vibrant synth that perfectly blends in with the ear-knocking drums. Hearing all of this at once I instantly knew why this song was one of Kevin’s biggest hits.
How did you come across that beat? I don’t think i heard of CaliBaset before the song.
Kevin: “I know it might come as a surprise, but I actually stole it off of YouTube. After it started going up I bought the lease. I couldn’t do him like that.”
Obviously Billie was on your mind when you made it, but what other thoughts were you having while you made the track?
Kevin: “I was just trying to make a song where I was shamelessly flexing, but also incorporating my favorite artist into it as well.”
We all know that Billie Eilish heard the song, but do you have any incite on how she got in tune?
Kevin: “It’s all thanks to my fans! They spammed her so hard until she saw it. I couldn’t believe that she actually listen to it. I was so ecstatic.”
Do the lyrics have any meaning or were you just talking your shit?
Kevin: “The lyrics don’t really have meaning if i’m being blunt. Just punchlines I liked and pure flexing. I have songs that have tons of memories and real reasons behind them, but this isn’t one on them.”
How did you feel when it ‘blew up’?
Kevin: “I mean i’m very appreciative for all the love and support, but I don’t really feel anything because I kinda hate the song now.”
In what ways do you think it impacted your career?
Kevin: “I got a lot of exposure from the song, so i’ll always be grateful. It really helped kick start my come up. And a lot of Billie’s found my me and music because of it, so that’s definitely a plus.”