‘I’m An Open Book’ – Krizz Kaliko Talks Music, Family, And Inspiration With BallerStatus.com – Part One

Jun 4 2012

Krizz Kaliko With BallerStatus

As Tech N9ne’s long-time protégé, Krizz Kaliko has been under the tutelage of the Kansas City King for well over a decade. In that time, he’s become one of the biggest names on Strange Music, and with the recent release of Kickin’ & Screamin‘, listeners everywhere are finding out why Tech N9ne dubbed him the “genius”.

Krizz Kaliko recently sat down with BallerStatus.com for an exclusive two-part interview regarding his long career with Tech N9ne and how his life influences his music. In part one, Krizz discusses his “genius” moniker, his relationships with Tech N9ne and Kutt Calhoun, and the depth of his lyrics.

On the creative process behind his albums, Krizz Kaliko explained how it all comes together:

“When I write these albums, they just tend to take on their own mold, their own life. I think I wrote most of the party songs at the beginning, because that’s how I was feeling. I wanted it to be exciting. Actually, the vibes of my albums follow how I feel at the time. It really does reflect my mood and how my brain is working. At the time I was writing my album, I started to go through more anxiety and things like that, so that’s why you feel that shift.”

Krizz also went on to discuss the struggles of giving too much of his personal life to his fans. Much like his mentor, Krizz Kaliko continues to put his life on display in hopes of connecting with more listeners.

Stay tuned for part two!

Click here to read part one of the interview.

Click here to purchase Kickin’ & Screamin‘.

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