Rapper KYLE sat down with Billboard as part of the “You Should Know” video series to share some interesting facts about himself, including why people should listen to his music, who his musical influences are and what his biggest accomplishment to date is.
“People should listen to my music if they are into a lot of different genres and kind of want to get it all at once,” he explains. “If they want to listen to a story, an interesting story about somebody else…or if they ever need a little boost, you know? If you feel like the day is a little harder than usual, and you need something to pick you up, and get you going, take a listen. I gotcha!”
Asked who his biggest musical inspirations are, KYLE names Kid Cudi, Jadakiss, Michael Jackson and Incubus, adding that his girlfriend makes fun of him for liking the latter. “She says it’s TJ Maxx music,” he says with a laugh. “Incubus is fire.”
The “iSpy” rapper shares that the first time he heard his music on the radio, he was “blown away” and that he couldn’t believe that he had achieved something that seemed “so unattainable.”
As for his biggest accomplishment thus far, KYLE says: “I’d say my biggest accomplishment is not being an asshole – or at least, I don’t think I am. Growing up a good person, it’s a lot harder than you’d think.”
Check out the full video above to hear much more from KYLE, including which skill he would like to one day master and what the craziest thing he has ever done is.