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Underground Hype: Karma

Interview By: Carrick Wenke

I wasn’t too familiar with any artists from the Tri-Cities area until recently when Jordan Callahan from TownTv put me onto Karma. After checking out his SoundCloud and new video “Trapped” (super creative visuals btw), I realized the Tri-Cities and Karma especially might be a force to be reckoned with in the next coming months. 

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Who Are You? What Do You Wanna Tell The World About Yourself?

I go by Karma, I am a artist from Washington living in Tri Cities. I’m just chasing this dream and trying to spread nothing but good vibes. I’m currently taking online classes for my Audio Production Bachelor of Science degree at FullSail University, working in a kitchen at Bookwalter Winery, and pushing this music as hard as I can.

What/Who Are Your Main Inspirations For Making Music?

I’ve had so many inspirations for music that it wouldn’t feel right naming only a few but definitely The Beatles, System of a Down, Biggie, Eminem, Tech N9ne, The Gorrilaz, Black Eyed Peas, Kanye, Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Big L, there are so many more.

Who Are Some Producers That You Work With?

I’ve been working with mainly C. Ray and Soultanz for production.

Are You Affiliated With Any Artists Or Crews?

I’ve been working with my partner in crime Nobi a lot as always, as well as Shayhan, ALLA, MistaDC and just started working on something with Bingx.
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Who is God Blessin’?

“I have no clue what that means”.

Tell us about the duo you are involved in “Dream Team”?
The DreamTeam is what I call my supporters, it’s not a necessarily a duo. I don’t like calling them fans because without them I won’t get anywhere with this they are more like a team and you need a team in order to make the dream work.
What is the music scene like and how has it been growing as an artist in the Tri Cities?
The music scene in Tri Cities has been getting a lot better over the past two years but it’s honestly like a black hole for artists out here when it comes to shows at least. If you live out here and want to go somewhere with your music you have to do a lot more out of town shows to get love, but it seems like that’s true for a lot of places. Your city doesn’t always support you as much until they see you grinding in different cities. With that being said I still love it here and wouldn’t have wanted to begin my growth as an artist anywhere else. I found it kind of exciting 5 years ago when I first started that the hip hop scene was dead locally because it gave me an opportunity to be one of the only people doing it out here.

What was your favorite late 90s/early 2000s Disney channel original movie?

Probably Aladdin

When Can We Expect Your Next Project To Drop?

My next project should be coming out this year called Insecure.

Anything Else?

I just dropped my first full official music video on youtube, if you want to check it out my channel is: Youtube.com/c/Karmaknows.
Thank you for this opportunity as well! This was my first interview.

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