HpKaine – Dream ChasingPOSTED ON:
Feb 24 2019
HHO: Introduce yourself to the fans
HpKaine: First things first, thank you for this opportunity. My real name is Hunter Potts, I go by hpkaine. I’m 19 years old with a two year old son and another on the way. I fell in love with music since the day I can remember being a little boy, and started writing music when I was about 10. I started taking it serious and distributing my music when I was 17. I originally wrote music to use as an outlet for my thoughts and feelings for myself until I realized my music related to a majority of friends and classmates. I then chose to not only chase a dream but give certain people a story they could come back to on a level they feel.
HHO: How did your artist name come about?
HpKaine: The HP comes from my first and last initial. It can also stand for half pound which is a nickname some people used for me. I use it that way because it coincides with Kaine, which came from my cities nickname Fort Kaine known for cocaine distribution. I was introduced to that life then seemed to always be caught in the mix. Plus, ya know cocaine is white and dope and in other words so am I.
HHO: Where are you from?
HpKaine: Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born and raised.
HHO: Who were your musical influences growing up?
HpKaine: I remember my mom being in love with T.I. so I listened to him a lot, she played a lot of Eminem and Lil Wayne and that’s when I really fell in love with rap around 5 years old. They will always be legends to me. My step dad introduced me to The Jacka, Joe Blow, J stalin, Lil Blood and other mob figures at 10 and I was starting to run the streets around then so I loved that type of music. Then the wave of drill rap came about, but Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller and Berner were always my go-to artists. They just have a story and perceptions that I can relate to.
HHO: What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?
HpKaine: “The Carters” and “Sorry for the wait” projects by Lil Wayne will always be in my favorites. Wiz Khalifas “Taylor Allderdice”, “O.N.I.F.C”, and “28 Grams” brings back so many memories. “Good kid, m.A.A.d city” by Kendrick Lamar as well. Mac Miller is my top favorite, I’ve been listening to him since “Blue Slide Park”.
HHO: What is the current single/project that you are promoting?
HpKaine: New EP dropping soon, titled “Good As Grey”. This is kind of just a teaser for the fans.
HHO: How did the record come about?
HpKaine: “Good As Grey” comes from the quote “good as gold”. The only problem is I’m not good as gold yet but I know it’s there. I’m in a time of life where I’m battling between good and evil trying to work on myself to be a better person. At the same time while I’m dealing with the negativity from illegal activities, to relationship issues, to death of loved ones, excetera. But in the end there’s gold to be refined and it will come.
HHO: What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?
HpKaine: Mann.. I really wish I could have worked with Mac Miller. But I’d have to go with Boogie from Shady Interscope Records. Based off his music I seem to share common goals, perceptions, and experiences. I think I’d work well with him.
HHO: Are you currently touring or have any upcoming shows?
HpKaine: No, not yet. I’ll get there one day though. Mama didn’t raise no quitter.
HHO: How is the response from your fans & djs been?
HpKaine: Well I’m not too known right now but the majority who knows me show me love. You know there’s always going to be people hating on someone else’s craft but that’s not stopping me. Either way they’re listening and talkin about me. Everybody’s a Critic as they say, some positive, some negative. Big love and respect to all the people that tune in and show real support though. I’m forever grateful.
HHO: What artists do you listen to the most?
HpKaine: You can catch me daily listening to Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, and Boogie. Not A Boogie wit da Hoodie, even though I vibe with his music too, all respect. But Boogie with Shady Interscope is my go-to artist, him and Mac Miller.
HHO: What are your plans for 2019? What are you doing that others are not?
HpKaine: Really I don’t like to talk about actions I just get to plotting on my goals and plans and ideas. Always thinking about the next right step. You win some, you lose some, but just know I’m pushing hard for this. Patiently progressing, ya know.
HHO: How can your fans reach you?
HHO: Any last words or shout outs?
HpKaine: Like I said already, much love, respect and appreciation to everyone that has been supporting me from the start. My friends, family, and everyone tuning in across the world. Same to the people who are just now tuning in and staying tuned. Always grateful for my fans, along with the haters can’t forget them. It’s all motivation. Big shout-out to my fellas back home, Flat260, xxsadboy, and T-Zank. They all got some talent, go check them out. Shout out to my artwork designer back home too, Mark Brast. He’s doing big things out here definitely tap in with him. And Shout-out my dawg, Swurve, from Warren, Ohio out in the Youngstown and Akron area. He cold with his work. All love to them; alot of us are working hard and overlooked. Also I made a promise to keep my brother’s name alive so big shout-out to my brother by loyalty, Dontay Dewayne White. Rest in peace my boy; you’re forever on my mind. Shout out my son and my other son on the way. They gave me hope and I know they can’t read yet but know I do this for them and maybe they’ll see this one day. And once again thank you for this opportunity. So huge shout-out and respect to Hip-Hop Overload. It’s been a pleasure, peace.