Guinness World Record-holding songwriter and hip-hop recording artist Kevin Cartoon stays true to the grind in his latest single and music video for "Drill Time."
Kevin Cartoon has been dropping original content since 2016. He sets himself apart from the typical modern hip-hop act by diversifying his skillset and branching out into new and familiar sounds, ensuring any listener can find something they enjoy. With one album, one EP, and eight singles under his belt, Kevin Cartoon is just getting started.
He brings the heat and energy in his latest single, "Drill Time," a fluid and engaging hip-hop banger that showcases every ounce of talent within the tenacious recording artist. His delivery and songwriting are on par with some of hip-hop's greatest acts, and this single proves that it's only a matter of time until Kevin Cartoon's name is up in the lights.
Expanding on the hot new single, "Drill Time," our ears are met with a familiar sample, none other than Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre's "The Recipe." Right off the bat, Kevin Cartoon jumps into his verse with incredible energy and charisma, locking us into his captivating vocal delivery and unique rhythms.
There's so much to hear in this powerhouse track; he even blesses listeners with a bang-up visual through the song's music video. It's clear that anyone who feasts their eyes and ears on Kevin Cartoon's songs and videos is in for a treat; he has no problem stimulating the listener with tightly-knit, conceptual bars that'll make you wonder why you haven't heard his name before.
Are you ready to get to work? Give yourself a boost of motivation with help from Kevin Cartoon's single and music video, "Drill Time," find the song on all digital streaming platforms and the music video on YouTube.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Kevin Cartoon. You've stopped us dead in our tracks with your fiery new single and music video, "Drill Time." What experiences inspired you to create this upbeat and motivational single?
Thank you for having me. I am glad that I was able to create a moment for y’all; that is why I do what I do. Honestly, I have always been a big fan of the NY drill/Grime drum patterns. Pop Smoke is the artist that really made me take a liking to that particular production style. When I heard this instrumental for the first time, it was kind of like word vomit, I finished writing in about an hour. It felt like my brain had been waiting on this drill style of beat and already knew how to attack it.
How did you begin creating "Drill Time?" Did you start with the Kendrick Lamar/ Dr. Dre sample and work your way up from there?
I actually did not produce the beat, it was done by a producer by the name of Retro Bands; he is really good within the NY drill niche. Also, fun fact, the sample used in the Kendrick Lamar Recipe record is from a song called “Meet The Frownies” by Mr. Twin Sister; check it out when you get a chance. I did a mixtape cover of the Recipe instrumental back in 2012 because I always loved that song and the sample. So as I was going through the Retro Bands catalog and I heard the sample, I instantly knew that I wanted to hop on the beat. My opening line on the mixtape cover track was “Hotter than a b***h outside,” so I had to start Drill Time with the same line; it was poetic justice.
Did you work alongside any directors, producers, or videographers when creating the "Drill Time" music video? What was that experience like?
Yes, I worked with Square Business Media, located in Houston, Texas. We both co-directed the video. Square Business Media filmed and edited the final product. It was a great time working alongside them, we both brought experience in our respective roles to the table, and it made the process smooth and easy. We bounced ideas around, and we both were able to see the collective vision. At the root of it all, we both had fun during the shooting process, and I think you can feel the fun oozing from the video.
If listeners could take anything away from "Drill Time," what would you want that to be?
I would want the listeners to walk away from this record knowing in their conscious minds that Kevin Cartoon raps at the same level as the top acts in Hip Hop, and he has a unique quality about him that is worthy of being followed.
What's next for you?
Next, I have 2 more singles and 2 more music videos to release this calendar year. After I release those, I will be focusing on running ad campaigns and spreading my music to new listeners to solidify my fan base. Don’t forget to follow me on all streaming platforms and subscribe to my YouTube channel!