Anchorage, Alaska native Kai Iversen-Pitts, better known as Kbackwood$, moved from ghetto to ghetto as a child; but his family’s perseverance — and Hip Hop remained constants. “I find [rap] to be the most diverse genre,” he explains to AAHH. “It can be anything, that’s why I took a love to it.”
He describes his sound as unique. “ A lot of “SoundCloud” rappers [nowadays] just repeat the same word or just say some shit that sounds hard,” he notes. “I wouldn’t say my music is more lyric, but I think the vibes I put out in my music make people feel something.”
To date he’s released five songs, including his latest single, “Fake Luv.”
“I’m currently working on my first project called RIVAL, releasing July 17,” he says. “It is really just going to outline some stuff people have issues with … things people rival day to day … it’s going to be some bangers in the beginning, with an emotional interlude, and vibes to finish it off.”
His lists his most significant achievement thus far as receiving recognition from the people in his city — and beyond. I’ve amassed close to 90k listens on Spotify overall this year, and I’ve gained many real fans.”
At just 15, he doesn’t have lofty industry goals just yet but does have a noble idea of what he’d do with his influence. I want to use my influence to help people get over drug addictions (other than weed) and eventually open up a rehab center, but still w,ork on music.”
“Professionally,” he continues, “I want to Move out to LA and start creating a buzz so I can get more money from my music and support my mother and family.”
Check out “Fake Luv,” below.