Weekly Rotation (Aug 1st)

Here are the songs that I will shamelessly have on repeat for the entire week and the reasons why. Some of them aren’t new releases. They are songs that I randomly remembered existed and listened to them, then instantly got re-hooked. I hope you enjoy this playlist as much as I do. If you have any recommendations feel free to leave a comment under this blog post, or over on my Instagram @fromkadraya. Your rec might end up in next week’s playlist! *CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY*

So it’s no surprise that one of the songs included in this weeks playlist has Changmo as a feature on it. I am OBSESSED with that man! But besides having Changmo and Jay Park on it, this song is so cute. It’s very cheesy and romantic as the name suggests. But we also get to hear Big Naughty’s vocals while he name drops famous composers like Bach, Chopin, and Beethoven, and paints a romantic scene comparable to a scene from Titanic. Honorable mention to Changmo saying “If you want, can I be your Changmo” 🥰 Long story short, run and listen to this song guys!

  • BRB by H1GHR MUSIC is an obvious pick because who doesn’t love a label collab song. Getting to hear everyone on one track…*chefs kiss*. I’m also glad they decided to drop a colab song especially after announcing that Sik-K and Jay B will not be renewing their contracts with the label.
  • 2AM by Leellamarz is kinda like a “sneaky link” song but somehow him and Camo managed to make it sound so cute and romantic. I’m a sucker for Leellamarz’s voice, and am also staring to get into Camo.
  • Summer by Paul Blanco is another recent release. After seeing the Dingo video performance of this, I quickly added it to my playlist. Paul Blanco is SUPER talented so I expected nothing less from him. I’m also glad BE’O is the feature because his voice is so light and soothing, and ever since his debut on SMTM last season, I can’t get enough of him.
  • Summer Fling by JERO…do you sense the theme too? Why not add another summer titled song to the list. Anything JERO makes is SPICY, and this song combines that with an upbeat “summer-esque” beat. What isn’t there to like about this song?

Again…another Changmo appearance. At least 1 Changmo song will be in my playlists every week tbh. Sorry not sorry! Decided to add Maestro to this week’s playlist because I was reminded of how much I was obsessed with this song a couple weeks ago when the 6 year anniversary of it’s release passed. If Changmo is playing the piano in the song…it’s an automatic banger. And all of Changmo’s ‘baby bition boy’ songs have a special place in my heart.

  • Freak by lIlBOI is definitely my favorite song from SMTM9. I decided to start back listening to SMTM songs to prepare myself for the airing of SMTM11. Freak is such a great song overall, but definitely my favorite verse on the song comes from ChillinHomie. He ATE!.. (Don’t hate me but honestly if Sky MinHyuk wasn’t on the song….it would be perfect 😬). And last but not least, of course Wonstein being on it the song makes it a strong 9/10!
  • Go by MUSHVENOM….Y’ALL NEED TO STOP SLEEPING ON MUSHVENOM! I love his music so much because I honestly haven’t heard anyone or anything like him before. He has such a unique vibe and style. But what snatches me into this song…is Simon Dominc 😩
  • POSE! by Simon Dominic…do I need to even explain why anything that comes out of this man’s mouth is a hit? This is definitely my #feelin’myself song for the week. This song makes me want to dance, and it also makes me want to take selfies

Whelp, there ya have it! Go check out these songs. I’ll probably be making an official playlist and posting the link on my Instagram later this week. Until next time….

From Kadraya, With Love.

All I Need General Tso’s Chicken Wings

~Recipe submitted by our fav resident chef T-Sizzle and edited by me~

What I love about General Tso’s chicken is that  the flavors make you feel like there’s a dance party in your mouth; the sweetness, spiciness, and saltiness of the dish move in sync with the rhythm as if part of a complex choreographed piece. The inspiration for this dish is the song, “All I Need” by Flowsik ft Jessi, because sometimes all you need is just tasty food and a catchy beat to have a good time.

Side Note: The original song inspiration chosen for this post was “Me & the Rhythm” by Selena Gomez, but I decided last minute to change it to the featured song (Sorry Trishon and all of you Selena Gomez fans). Whichever of the 2 songs you chose to bump while making this recipe is up to you lol. Now let’s get into this recipe!

Ingredients:

For Cleaning the Chicken

  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Vinegar
  • 1/2 Lemon or 1 Whole Lime

For Chicken Marinade

  • 1 Tablespoon Oyster Sauce (GF)
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce (GF)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Mustard

For Chicken Batter (Dry Ingredients)

  • 2 1/2 Cup Corn Starch
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Canola/Peanut Oil (or any high smoke point oil)

For General Tso’s Sauce

  • 2 Bottles Trader Joe’s General Tso’s Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 Bell Peppers (multicolored) (optional)
  • 2 Carrots (optional)
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion (optional)

Additional Cooking Tools:

  • Ziploc Bags
  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Large Bowl
  • Colander
  • Frying Pan
  • Large Pot
  • Small Sauce Pan

시작!

Part One: Cleaning the Chicken

Step 1. Clean off any feathers or undesirable bits from chicken wings

Step 2. Add chicken to a large pot or bowl which you will almost fill with warm water

Step 3. Add to the pot/bowl the vinegar, salt, and the juice of the lemon or lime

Step 4. Stir and let sit for about 15 minutes

Step 5. Pour out the vinegar mixture into the sink and then rinse and drain the chicken 

Part Two: Marinade the Chicken

Step 6. Into the pot/bowl with the chicken, add hot sauce, mustard, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

Step 7. Mix the sauces thoroughly into the chicken. Typically I let the chicken sit in the marinade for about a day, but you can also use it immediately after you prepare it. 

Part Three: Batter and Fry the Chicken

Step 8. Put the corn starch into a zip lock bag (I’d say about 2 1/2 cups or you can put enough to completely coat several pieces of chicken). You will then add your dry seasonings to the bag (salt, pepper and Italian seasoning).

Step 9. Close the Ziploc bag and shake the mixture thoroughly. Put ya back in it!

Step 10. At this time you should fill a large frypan  with your oil and put it over high heat. It usually takes a few minutes to reach the temperature you need to heat the chicken.

Step 11. Prepare you colander to drain your chicken by ripping open two brown paper bags and placing them into the colander. These will absorb all the excess oil from the chicken. Also put under your colander a small bowl to catch the drippings so you don’t get oil all over your counter. It might be good to put the colander somewhat near where you will be frying the chicken to make it easier to transfer. 

Step 12. Open the Ziploc bag and add a few pieces of chicken to it. Then close the bag and shake it to coat the chicken. 

Step 13. Now is time to test the oil. Take one piece of dredged chicken and shake off the excess corn starch. Using a pair of tongs, dip an end piece of chicken into the oil. If the oil is ready, it will start to bubble moderately when you place the chicken inside. 

Step 14. Add more pieces of chicken in when the oil is ready (you should also shake off the excess corn starch from these pieces) The chicken in the oil should be able to move around freely. Be careful not to overcrowd the pot because it will take longer to cook the chicken and prevent it from getting crispy. At this time, you should also turn down the fire to medium/ medium high 

Step 15. Flip the chicken about 4 minutes in ; the cooked side should be golden brown.

Step 16. When the chicken is ready, both sides will be golden brown and the oil won’t bubble as much nor make as much noise. You should transfer the prepared chicken into the colander to drain. If you are not sure whether the chicken is fully cooked or not, you can take out one piece to check. If it is white and stringy inside when you rip it open, it is ready. We don’t accept raw chicken in this kitchen!

Sauce it Up!

If you want more flavor, now you would chop the bell peppers, onion and carrots. Then sauté them in a frypan and then follow instructions 17-19 to cook the sauce in that mixture.

Step 17. In a frypan, add the General Tso’s sauce (1 bottle for a light glaze, 2 bottles for a more wet sauce, and 1 1/2 bottles for something in between) and sugar. 

Step 18. Turn the heat up to medium and stir until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce is bubbling. 

Step 19. Turn off the heat and let it cool for about five minutes. Then in a large bowl, add the sauce and toss the chicken wings.

And thats it! We’re sure your’e going to enjoy this recipe as much as we did. Until next time, From Kadraya, With Love.

Jinnie’s New Single ‘drip drop’

Hello my lovely readers! It’s been forever, so I thought what better way to kick off my upcoming posts than to talk about new music!

Jinnie dropped her single ‘drip drop’ on November 16th. She must’ve know that we needed a pre Thanksgiving vaca gift. Before we get into how I feel about the song, let me take a moment to fangirl over the single’s cover art, and the posts on her Instagram leading up to the single drop. I already knew Jinnie was photogenic, but gosh *swoons*. The cover photo and the blue theme is so beautiful. In case you missed it…..her ya go! (But seriously….if you aren’t following Jinnie on Instagram…what are you doing with your life!)

Since the cover photos were so breathtakingly beautiful, I figured that the single would follow suit and snatch me….and that’s exactly what it did.

As I expected from Jinnie, she managed yet again to show how delicate, yet sultry, airy and even galactic her voice is! Listening to her music always makes me feel either warm and fuzzy , or like I’m sitting in a field of flowers on a clear spring day (sans my allergies of course!)

“I feel it in the Ether, I feel it in the air”. 😌🥰

Basically what I’m trying to say is…. if you haven’t listened to this single yet…you need to go do it now. All of the links are below. Until next time….From Kadraya, With Love.

Currently Watching (July 2021)

It’s been a while since I put you guys on to some dramas. This post is only going to focus on 3 K-Dramas that I have been watching/re-watched recently. And then my upcoming post will focus on 3 Chinese Dramas that I’ve watched recently. All of the dramas mentioned in the post are definitely binge worthy. Go check them out and let me know in the comments or on my Instagram what you think about them.

  • Mine/마인
  • Mad For Each Other/이 구역의 미친 X
  • Cinderella and Four Knights/신데렐라와 네 명의 기사

Mine/마인

Who doesn’t love a main cast full of strong women!
  • Release Date: 05/08/2021
  • Episodes: 16
  • Where I Watch: Netflix
  • Rating: 9.8/10

The plot of this drama surrounds the lives of a rich family. It seems that some of the best K-dramas have plots that peek into the lives of Korea’s elite society members. The 2 leading woman have married into the Hyowon Group/family. There’s scandal, affairs, and and a murder that we’re trying to slowly piece together. There’s also a deep, dark secret that slowly get’s revealed involving some baby mama drama. The cast is pretty solid, including Cha Hak Yeon/차학연(more commonly know as N from VIXX). All I have to say is head over to Netflix and hop on this drama RIGHT NOW!

I had to start this blog post off with THIS DRAMA because chilee………THIS ONE IS CRAZY! The drama does start off a little slow. Not slow in a boring way but slow in the sense that so much was happening and the story line is pretty chopped up. There’s a lot of foreshadowing and time jumping etc. So it takes a few episodes for the viewer to start piecing everything together. But the moment everything starts making sense you won’t be able to stop watching this drama! I’m a bit salty that I didn’t wait for all of the eps to drop and then binge this one. Waiting for the new eps every week wad very difficult.

This was literally my face after watching every episode. My jaw was permanently glued to the floor! I 100000/10 recommend. It’s spicy, and will have you eagerly anticipating what will happen next. My only issue was that the final episode didn’t give what it was supposed to give..it was kinda dry honestly…But besides that small hiccup, I thoroughly enjoyed watching this one

  • Mad For Each Other/이 구역의 미친 X
    • Release Date: 05/24/2021
    • Episodes: 13
    • Where To Watch: Netflix
    • Rating: 7.5/10
    The official trailer is TRASH….this gives absolutely no context to what the drama is about

    This drama was a very interesting, quick watch. Theres only 13 eps that are about 30 minutes long. So of course I breezed through this drama. The plot is definitely unique in the sense that it mainly focuses on mental health awareness which is a subject that is HARDLY ever touched on in K-Dramas. Words like ‘psycho’ and ‘crazy’ are thrown around a lot. I personally enjoyed watching the show but I do feel as though the plot and intention might not sit right with some people.

    In the drama, both main characters are receiving counseling from a therapist. The male lead has anger management issues, and the female lead is suffering from paranoia and PTSD because of a terrible series of events that recently happened to her. The two of them meet in a very unconventional way, all of their interactions are extremely unconventional…..In short, this drama is pure CRACKHEADERY, while also managing to be serious.

    My favorite little eggshell about this drama is the fact that  Lee Su Hyun/이수현 from AKMU has a role in it. And she even gets a chance to ‘cameo’ her beautiful voice. As I said, the drama is super short, so the plot is noticeably RUSHED…BUT…I still think you should check it out. It’s a quick lil’ ‘palette cleanser’ to watch in between a binge.

    Cinderella and the Four Knights/신데렐라와 네 명의 기사

    • Release Date: 08/12/2016
    • Episodes: 16
    • Where To Watch: Netflix and Viki
    • Rating: 8/10

    I know what you’re thinking. “Kadraya….this drama aired ages ago, how are you just now watching it?!” Well actually, this is my 3rd time watching this drama, so I decided to finally write about it. That alone should tell you how much I love this drama.

    In all honestly, I keep re-watching this drama SOLELY because of Lee Jung Shin/이정신. That’s it. Period. (If you don’t know who this man is….my condolences sis because you’re missing out on the FINEr things in life).

    Eun Ha Won basically gets the opportunity to live the life that we all have wanted to live….being the center of attention for 3 rich, successfully, and very good looking chaebols (give or take) and their butler/bodyguard/babysitter. Because of her unique personality and mature value and virtues, she catches the attention of the chaebols grandfather who strikes a deal with her. The end goal is to whip these rich boys into shape and make them suitable to potentially take over the family’s company.

    Everything about this drama brings me back to a simpler time…that 2012-2016 drama vibe. The ‘older’ style cinematography is definitely a refresher. Go watch it sis…you won’t regret it. Even if you don’t like the plot, there will at least be one guy that catches your eye… there’s one for everyone

    So that wraps this post up! I’ll be doing a full review of each of the dramas mentioned in this post in the near future since I’ve finished watching them all. Until next time…

    From Kadraya, With Love.

    Alan Z

    Hello my lovely readers! I’m back with another interview. Before we get started, I’d like to thank this artist for first of all agreeing to answer some questions for my blog back when I was just getting started and didn’t even have an official site. And I’d also like to thank him for being patient because I’ve been holding on to this interview since last year and I’m just now getting around to posting it!

    So without further ado, lemme introduce ya’ll to the ever so kind, ever so talented, Fresh Prince of Atlanta….Alan Z!

    Before I give ya’ll the run down of how/when I first heard of Alan Z, I’d like to take a second to promote his album that actually dropped today. The album is called Face Value and you can find the link to it at the bottom of this blog post.

    I first stumbled across Alan Z and his music on Instagram back in 2017. He’s a singer, rapper and actor born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s worked with industry veterans like Raphael Saadiq and Full Force. His music has also been featured on Netflix in “Wu Assassins”, the CW show “iZombie”, Fox Sports 1, Fuse and more.

    Some of the first content that I saw of his was the skits he used to make with his friends. Then after lurking through his Instagram, I discovered he had some music out and a few months later he dropped his album First Time’s the Charm. He was kind enough to even send me an autographed copy! The song from that album that I used to have on repeat in my car was “All of You”. I played that song so much that my Papa knew the words and sang it along with me! (We stan a woke Papa) The album gives early 2000s R&B vibes. Alan Z’s vocals flow like a Ne-Yo or Trey Songs. He makes a lot of sensual slow jams.

    I’d also like to give honorable mention to his song “Fortress”. It’s another one of his songs in my heavy rotations.

    Here’s a clip from the music video for “Fortress”

    Besides being an all around talented artist, over the past year Alan Z has used his platform to be an advocate as well. During the BLM movement, Alan Z boldly spoke up and used his voice to speak against racism, Black & Asian solidarity and many more pressing topics. And to this day he continues to spread awareness through his platform.

    Enough with the intro…let’s get into the interview!

    • When and why/how did you get into music?

    “My journey with music started when I discovered Eminem in 3rd grade. Before him, I would listen to N’Sync but as soon as I heard about Em, I instinctively wanted to do exactly what he did out of pure admiration. From there, I started learning about his peers like Jay-Z and Nas, and I fell into the hip-hop rabbit hole. I was studying all the greats from the past, from Rakim and Big Daddy Kane to Kool G. Rap and KRS-One. I was drawn to hip-hop because it was the only constant in my life, and as a timid kid who was bullied half his life, it was the only outlet that allowed me to say “F-U” to everyone who doubted me or put me down. I started singing at 15 because I wanted to get girls lol. As I got older, music became the vehicle for me to drive my points across and have the platform of influence to be a voice for the Asian-American community.”

    • Who/what inspires you as an artist?

    “Eminem, Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Bruce Lee, Keni Styles, Royce da 5’9”, 2Pac, Will Smith, Chino XL, Ras Kass, D12, 50 Cent, Rakim”

    • Using 3 words, describe yourself as an artist and why?

    Resilient…because I have been to hell and back, but I have never given up on my dreams and goals. Driven…because as soon as I make my mind up on something, I give it 110% until I reach the finish line. Innovative… because no matter what card I am dealt, I always find a way to create opportunities for myself.

    • Out of all of your music/projects/collabs, which is your favorite and why?

    “My favorite collaborations are “Rare” with Chow Mane and “Dojo” with Jason Chu. I’ve become great friends with both artists, and I felt like we had a “moment” with each of those songs. I often open my performance sets with “Rare”, which always hypes up the crowd. And “Dojo” became my most streamed song on Spotify with over 290,000 streams so far. My favorite song at the moment is my … single “Blame It On Me”…”

    Chile….as ya’ll can see, I am super late posting this! “Blame It on Me Dropped” last year on April 15th😭😭
    • Throughout your artistic journey/career, has there ever been a difficult time or obstacle that you had to face? What helped you overcome it?

    “By far the biggest obstacle in my journey has been my race. Every time it seemed like I was close to making it, me being Asian always came up as an issue. I went through so many industry mentors and managers who had either blatant ignorance or reluctance to push me because they never worked with an Asian artist. Of course, now that there’s BTS, they suddenly see the value in us. But no matter who dropped the ball or failed to push the launch button, I always picked myself up and said “F— it, I’ll do it myself.” And I never stopped building my own following and creating my own lane, regardless of who else comes in the picture. “

    And there you have it! I’m honored to be able to share with you guys this up-close and personal look into Alan Z. Please go and support him by following him on Instagram and checking out his music on all streaming platforms. Below you can find the link to his new album Face Value👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

    Face Value Pre-Save Link: https://orcd.co/jasonchu-alanz-facevalue

    Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to stay up to date with all of my latests and future posts!

    Till next time,

    From Kadraya, With Love

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    Rendezvous Crab Rangoon

    Recipe submitted by our favorite resident chef, T-Sizzle!

    Everything T-Sizzle cooks always comes out looking AMAZING

    Crab Rangoon, one of my favorite appetizers! I love how the crispy wonton wrapper outside and the creamy, tangy cream cheese and crab filling inside harmoniously blend with the sweetness and spice of the chili sauce that cuts the richness of the crunchy fried treat.

    It is no wonder, then, why I named this recipe Rendezvous Crab Rangoon after the Sik-K track bearing the same name. Towards the end of the song, Min-Sik adds a layer of background vocals that intensify and harmonize with his calling out for his lover: “I’m the one who needs your love. Just me and you, let’s have a rendezvous.” I’m sure that after you taste the synchronous flavors of my Rendezvous Crab Rangoon, you’ll be calling out for more too! (If you haven’t heard/don’t know this song…you’re missing out!)

    Ingredients:

    • 8 ounces crab meat or Imitation crab meat
    • 8 ounces cream cheese
    • 1 large clove garlic minced
    • 1 scallion chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or Balsamic Vinaigrette
    • 1 pack of wonton wrappers (you won’t need the whole thing)
    • 1 beaten egg
    • Deep frying oil (Vegetable or peanut)

    Useful Kitchen Tools

    • Hand held mixer
    • Large bowl
    • Small bowl
    • Deep frying pan
    • Strainer
    • Cooking chopsticks or tongs

    Steps

    1. Chop up the crabmeat in small pieces.
    2. In a large bowl, whip the cream cheese with the mixer on high for about a minute.
    3. Fold into cream cheese the crab, garlic, onion and Worcestershire sauce/Balsamic Vinaigrette.
    4. Add 1 teaspoon of filling to the center of the wonton.
    5. Brush the edges with the egg
    6. Fold one side of the wonton wrapper over from one corner so that it covers the corner that is diagonally opposite. In other words, the square should become a triangle.
    7. Press along the ends of the triangle to prevent air from entering the rangoon.
    8. Fold the two bottom corners of the triangle up to seal the ends.
    9. Fry in 350 degree oil until browned and crispy, roughly 1-2 minutes.
    We don’t call him “T-Sizzle” for nothing

    And there you have it! That wasn’t too hard, was it? I’m sure that after you taste the synchronous flavors of my Rendezvous Crab Rangoon, you’ll be calling out for more too!

    While you wait for more delicious recipes, check out some of my other blog posts!

    Clubby Yoo

    Let me introduce ya’ll to another one of my fav yet slept on, Incheon South Korea born, Palisades Park New Jersey based, rapper/singer/songwriters. To start this one off, I have to say that this guy is always grinding and working hard for his music. And he’s one fo the chillest and humble dudes out there. Meet Clubby!

    I think I first stumbled across Clubby on Instagram 2 years ago. I started listening to the stuff that he had out on Soundcloud. From then till now, I can definitely say that he has grown a lot. I also have gotten to see him perform live at a few gigs, and his energy is contagious. I also respect the amount of love and appreciation he always shows to his fans.

    He’s constantly grinding and putting out new content. Fame aside, you can tell he genuinely enjoys standing behind the mic. He pours himself into his craft and he’s proud of the the end result. His sound and flow is different from other up and coming Asian-American rappers/singers.

    He will be dropping his first official debut project called “24” on October 24th. The inspiration for the name comes from his age and what he’s experienced throughout those 24 years. 24 is also Kobe Bryant’s number and Kobe was a huge role model, so he’ll be paying homage to him with this debut project. Stay tuned!

    Another big event coming up for Clubby will be his performance in the Joy Ruckus Club Virtual Music Festival, which will be the world’s largest Asian American virtual music festival. This is going down on October 17th-18th. He’ll be featured alongside many other well known Asian American artists including Eric Nam, Luna, Kevin Woo and more! The link to get tickets to this event will be at the bottom of this post.

    When he’s not free styling on Instagram live, and dropping heat, he also posts covers, which highlight his vocal capabilities.

    Clubby covering “Focus” by H.E.R

    3 songs that you definitely need to check out by Clubby are “Company”, “Been Thru the Most” and “Don’t You Know”. The links to all of these songs will be below.

    Clubby Performing his song “Been Through the Most”

    “Music has just always been a part of who I am. It just always made sense.”


    “What makes me different from other artists is that I have a heavy trap soul sound and the vibe that I give off is very different than others.”

    Some of his musical inspirations include A Boogie with the Hoodie, The Weekend, Bryson Tiller and PartyNextDoor.

    “I had many setbacks in my career like being doubted and people always trying to take advantage of my kindness. What helped me get through it was the inspiration that I drew from the doubts. It just made me work harder.”

    Here’s a little clip of him performing Live at MK Karaoke on Dec 20th, last year.

    WTHR.

    The only other Korea-based Artist that I’ve featured in my Blog Interview Series is KINDA…Well, today I’m back with another one. Meet WTHR.!

    WTHR. is a 24 year old, South Korea native, R&B singer. He hasn’t had an official debut, but you can find his music on Soundcloud. I hope that in the future his career progresses and his voice get’s heard on a grander scale and larger platform. His performance name is an abbreviation of the word weather. He said that “weather makes you feel different. So I want to change your feelings, and make you feel better with my music.”

    A fan-page introduced me to his music a couple months ago, and since then I’ve added a few of his songs to my Soundcloud playlists.

    These days, I’ve really been enjoying his song “Mamacita”. It’s such a good background song. It has an upbeat tune, and his vocals remind me of summer weather. I listen to it on repeat when I study.

    Mamacita

    My all time favorite song by him would definitely be “Take My Hand” which is on his A Deep Lake EP. It has chill- trap hiphop vibes.

    Take My Hand

    There are a lot of gems on the A Deep Lake EP. Ya’ll should just head to Soundcloud and listen to all of his music. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with at least one song. His music combines the hip-hop genre with soft pop and a little R&B. WTHR.’s voice has very soothing, neutral tones.

    Now let’s get into the interview!

    • When and why/how did you get into music?

    “When I was 18, I saw Show Me The Money. That was a great inspiration.”

    Show Me The Money is a Korean TV show competition where rappers and singers from around Korea try out to make it on the show, get mentored by well known artists and producers, and compete for first place and the grand prize and title of being the SMTM champion. I’m such a huge fan of the show and have been following it since season 2. I highly recommend checking it out! The 9th season is kicking off soon.
    • Who/what inspires you as an artist?

    “Internationally, I’m inspired by Ty Dolla $ign. In Korea, Jay Park.”

    • Using 3 words, describe yourself as an artist.

    “Sympathy, Love and Peace”

    • Out of all of your music, which is your favorite and why?

    “Mamacita is a great song and it’s underrated”

    Ya’ll hear that? Go show “Mamacita” some love!
    • If you could collab with anyone, who would you pick?

    “Ty Dolla $ign. I think that I’ll upgrade so much”

    • What is one thing that makes you different from other artists?

    “My lyricism and the attitude of my music. I never think that music=money. I want to give my audience that energy when I make a song.”

    And that wraps up this post. WTHR. isn’t famous yet guys, so he definitely needs your support. Follow him on Instagram. He goes live there pretty often to interactive with his fans. He truly does appreciate every single one of ya’ll who support/will support him!

    Until next time,

    From Kadraya With Love

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