Kev Hannibal is an international rapper from the States, and has now taken his rhymes to Australia and calling it home. Not only does he rap, he also acts as well. Having just released his latest track ‘Relax,’ Hannibal is gearing up to release his EP ‘I Got Issues,’ and an international tour.

We chat to Kev Hannibal about his advice on transitioning to another country, what we can expect from his upcoming EP ‘I Got Issues,’ and what its like to go from rapping to acting.


You recently relocated to Australia, how is that going for you?

It’s a completely different industry compared to what I’m used to, so I am trying to figure out how it operates, then I can make a plan on how I am going to move.
On the flip side I have a few dedicated fans from the work I have done while being here.

Are you working on any new projects?

I am putting the finishing touches on my EP “I Got Issues” that will be available really soon.

Your latest release is ‘Relax,’ which is a track off your upcoming EP, what else can we expect from the EP?

Real music, real life and lyrics. Not just an album talking about money, cars and women. We will be touring, will have some really cool merchandise and some more great visuals.

You do a bit of acting as well, how has the transition been for you?

Actually it has been a lot easier than I thought, because when you make music videos you are pretty much acting. So it is kinda like making music videos without music in the background.

Do you write and produce your own music as well?

I write all of my lyrics. Any rapper that doesn’t write their own lyrics, I have no respect for them. That is one thing I will always do, is write what I say and how I feel. As far as production, I receive beats from all over the world, but mainly I have a production team in LA that does the majority of my beats.

Have you ever played in the UK?

Not yet. I will be in the UK next year touring for my new EP. I have heard the scene is amazing and they love real music. This is one part of my tour I am most excited about.

If you have any advice to rappers who relocate what would that be?

Don’t have any preconceptions about the scene, don’t jump the gun, do your research and see what it’s all about before making moves. And most importantly, stay true to yourself.

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