What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is artist, Lowkeey (Isaiah Dunston). Lowkeey, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Atlanta , Dunston released his debut mixtape Ase in 2020. He began to gain mainstream recognition in 2021 after releasing his second mixtape Grey Canvas. Lowkeey has been on our radar for a while so we had to tap in with him! Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, Lowkeey? Your sound is dope. When did you start making music?
Lowkeey: I started making music at 14 years old but started taking it serious the year 2020.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! What city do you represent?
Lowkeey: Atlanta, GA
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to Atl! The city definitely has some legends. So how did you create your stage name?
Lowkeey: A big homie from the hood always used to say I was quiet but I'm on that so he started saying this Lowkeey and that's how i ended up being Lowkeey, Shout out Og Ram.
Westleaf Staff: That's a dope name. It's cool to see that it came natural as well. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Lowkeey: Typical stuff a child from the ghetto goes through. i watched my mom die at early age and my dad always had me in the streets from around the age of 5 years old . So I've seen a lot and done a lot and that's what pushed me to do music. I have real life events to talk about. Outside of that, I almost forgot, I also used to be in dance school. I sometimes wish I still did it, but creating my own music now might be something that people can move to.
Westleaf Staff: It's dope to see that you have a real story to tell. You're also a mulltifaceted artist. You don't see many artist who can rap and dance. It reminds me of Tupac. . So who is your biggest Musical influence?
Lowkeey: Kanye West, Young Thug, and Nas.
Westleaf Staff: Those are some legends! Next question! What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
Lowkeey: The creativity that comes with it and being able to express yourself and searching for them moments again and letting them live through the mic.
Westleaf Staff: Wow! That's super insightful. So what makes you a unique artist?
Lowkeey: My voice and my style from the way I approach the beat to my dress and the way i carry myself.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! So what does art mean to you?
Lowkeey: Without art there` wouldn't be a James Brown or a prince so that tells you right there art is life.
Westleaf Staff: True! That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Lowkeey: Bigger than Elvis.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! I wish you much success! Before we go, describe music in three words.
Lowkeey: Sound. Energy. Emotion.
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