Modello – Future IconPOSTED ON:
Jan 05 2018
HHO: Introduce yourself to the fans
Kid Modello: Yo whats good everybody this the Kid Modello
HHO: How did your artist name come about?
Kid Modello: Well, I use to model awhile back in my earlier years after I took a break from music and I went by the name “Da Model Boy”. Stopped modeling to continue my roots with music. Im Black & Dominican so I took the Model and made “Modello”.
HHO: Where are you from?
Kid Modello: Southside of Chicago, Englewood
HHO: Who were your musical influences growing up?
Kid Modello: Growing up I was really influenced by Cash Money, Lil Wayne Mainly. But once Fabolous came out in 2001 he became my biggest influence in music.
HHO: What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?
Kid Modello: I grew up listening to The Block Is Hot & Lights Out by Lil Wayne, Checkmate by B.G, (Ludacris) Back For The First Time, Word Of Mouf, Chicken And Beer, And of course (Fabulous) Ghetto Fabulous, Street Dreams, Real Talk etc.. So yeah all Fab albums.
HHO: What is the current single/project that you are promoting?
Kid Modello: My current Single is “Freak’N You” that im promoting at this point now.
HHO: How did the record come about?
Kid Modello: The record came about by me linking up with Grammy Nominated Producer “Harvey Miller” (DJ Speedy) on instagram. We discussed working on some music after him checking me out seeing if I could really rap lol. He sent over maybe like 50 beats and that instrumental stuck out to me the most of them all. I wrote the song and we generated a hit.
HHO: What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?
Kid Modello: My dream collaboration I would say Me, Fab, Jay Z, Kendrick, and Beyonce I think that would change the world especially with DJ Khalad on the production.
HHO: Are you currently touring or have any upcoming shows?
Kid Modello: Im not touring at the moment and Yes I have a show January 21st.
HHO: How is the response from your fans & djs been?
Kid Modello: Great! I must say like everyone who hears my music always say “You Next, you gone be this next BIG BIG artist from Chicago”
HHO: What artists do you listen to the most?
Kid Modello: Honestly im very well rounded but if I were to choose I would say The Weeknd.
HHO: What are your plans for 2018? What are you doing that others are not?
Kid Modello: My plans for 2018 Is to honestly be the best artist I can be. My ultimate goal is a paper plane hat and a ROC chain from Jay lbvs so until that goal Is met I haven’t reached my pole. What im doing that I believe a lot of people not is sacrificing. Ive giving up my apartment with no actually place to live just to make It in the music industry. Perfecting my craft all In the same sense.
HHO: How can your fans reach you?
Kid Modello: Everyone can follow me on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook @Okmodello
HHO: Any last words or shout outs?
Kid Modello: Yes! I would love to shoutout Harvey Miller for just believing in me and giving me the opportunity of a lifetime. Its so easy to be overlooked and he been 100% real with me from day one. And of course my mom for being the best mother she could. Chicago is full of amazing talent please don’t continue to look us over. We may have our demons but so do everyone else we just honestly looking for a blessing from the same God on finding a way out.