Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaya Strykes.
Hi Kaya, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Alright, so rewind back to May 2020. That was the first time I ever sat down and wrote any kind of rap or freestyle. I was going through a heartbreak at the time and came home after work and then wrote my first freestyle ever to Kendrick Lamar’s song ‘Sing About Me’ and dropped the video on Instagram. I received absolutely amazing feedback and my peers and just people, in general, loved it, so from there I continued to write freestyles and drop them on social media.
From May 2020 and onward, I continued to write raps and started to get into going to the studio (music recording) more often and working with more like-minded creatives on this music journey. I have been working on music non-stop since then and have recently been doing live shows and collaborating with other musicians. It’s been wonderful.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It definitely has not been a completely smooth road. Some of the struggles I feel like I have faced with really delving into this creative lifestyle is mainly keeping the creativity flowing, and keeping it organic despite life doing its thing. Keep the momentum going with creating, even though sometimes I face creative blocks.
I try to get to the root of the matter and figure out why I might feel a little stagnant, and then just show care to myself and give myself time to get out of it. Outside of having creative blockages at times, this journey has been beautiful thus far.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
My name is Kaya Strykes and I am a rapper/musician. I am known for my witty and hard-hitting bars, and my conscious, yet fun approach to rapping. I am most proud of really committing myself to this craft and growing it. I tend to be someone that has a hand in many things, but this is one thing that I have really given my all to and I have absolutely no regrets about it.
What sets me apart from others is my heart. The pure drive I have to do well, and on top of that my organic, infectious, beautiful energy that I tend to spread to others when I perform. Anyone that I encounter speaks about how my energy is just pure. I just want to share my talent with the world and spread love. It’s already in the works.
Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
People can work with me simply by reaching out to me or my manager via social media. My Instagram is @kayastrykes and for anyone that would like to work with me, just reach out to my manager Moonie @Moonieaku on Instagram as well to get something set up.
I’m always willing to work with others. People can support me by simply following my socials, or anytime I have a show or appearance just swing by!
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kayastrykes/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/kayastrykes
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3g1y_FOUzbNrKOkGypSzrg/videos
- Other: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/kaya-strykes/1542921467
KT and Moonie