MuzicNotez Crew: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you kCAne, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.
What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?
kCAne MarkCO: Around 12 I would say. My pops was a dj so I was around music from day 1
MuzicNotez Crew: Who were your musical influences, idols,or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
kCAne MarkCO: I look up to many Artist and pioneers of hip hop. From as far back as KRS-1 and Takin to Kid Cud and Common. To some degree we as Artist are influenced by prettymuch anything we are exposed to. So I’m careful with what I listen to
MuzicNotez Crew: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
kCAne MarkCO: Shawnna out of the Chi. Her energy is unmatched. If you have never seen her do Rpm live…whew. You gotta see it
MuzicNotez Crew: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
kCAne MarkCO: Respect for self, elders and others. That has always been the message. It’s the main ingredient of my music. If one bar could change one life for the better. Or make one person think twice in the wrong moment so that they do the right thing, perfect.
MuzicNotez Crew: How did you come up with the name kCAne MarkCO? What does it mean?
kCAne MarkCO: In the marvel Universe Cain Marko is the Juggernaut. I’m a former strongman champion and people used to call me the Midwest juggernaut. it just fit.
MuzicNotez Crew: You’re from St. Louis, where a lot of amazing artists havee come from. What’s the scene like there from an up and coming artist such as yourself?
kCAne MarkCO: There are two routes to take. Stay or Travel. As a student of KRS-1 and themovie Art of 16 Bars I choose to travel. To build a fan base outside of my city. Never ever forgetting where I’m from and ever reopen it to the fullest.
MuzicNotez Crew: What’s the inspiration behind your latest video ‘You Didn’t Wanna Be A Hater’?
kCAne MarkCO: I believe haters are basically bullies in disguise. When you chase your dreams it’s like a shiny new tow that they want to take. All the while proclaiming” I ain’t no hater” as the saying goes if you have to state what you are not you probably are. That said. When they see you working it makes them hate themselves for being to frightened to do the same.So it’s not a song against haters, it’s a song for those hated on. I am their voice.
MuzicNotez Crew: You worked with Nelly on your ‘Midwest Connection‘ mixtape, what was that experience like? How’d you hook up?
kCAne MarkCO: Nerve Djs made that collaborative effort possible.
MuzicNotez Crew: Working on anything else new? What can we expect from you in the future?
kCAne MarkCO: Caddy Life single is circulating. From the album Every Story Has a Beginning. Then after that kCAne MarkCO is JAKE GREEN. Check live mixtapes for the Mixtape F.W.M s/o to Big Heff and Dj WhoBetta for hosting.
MuzicNotez Crew: Anything else you wish to say about yourself or your music? Any message for your fans?
kCAne MarkCO: Respect for self always above all things. Belief in God. Then finally never stop believing in what He has created and that you