When it comes to having a talent that touches people with its impactful and moving ability, 18-year-old Atlanta, Georgia, artist Keshore is a prime example. The artist speaks to many, including his loyal audience, with his deep life experiences which showcase themselves throughout his music, as well as his nostalgic outlook on life.
Keshore, in this interview, speaks about the many hardships he’s gone through, his music, his beginnings, his future, and more.
Let’s uncover this Georgia artist.
Artist Keshore states that his musical alias is actually his middle name. Keshore’s father and sister gave him that middle name based after a famous Indian musician and actor.
Growing up, Keshore comments that he felt like he was a loner. He states that he loves his family but he always felt like an outlier to everyone. Keshore felt alienated due to his music, and his differences.
“I was there but the majority of the time I didn’t feel that way. It’s getting better now kinda but like any wound, it needs time to grow [heal],” says Keshore.
The Georgia artist states that he suffered many hardships throughout his life. Some physical, and others mental. This included depression, and family-based trauma/issues.
Keshore comments that he backpacked and ran away from home at one stage.
“Most of my hardships though I don’t really want to get into. I’m not a very open person so I keep things like that to myself but every now and then you’ll hear it in my songs,” says Keshore.
The artist got through most of these hardships by saying ‘”f*** it”, if they don’t love you somebody else will.”
Keshore likes to stay in regular contact with those that bring positivity to his life.
The Georgia artist describes himself as “weird.” However, as an artist, he likes to try and bridge different people, and things, so that people can cross them and be happy with their lives.
Keshore also explains how he got into music, and started his career.
The 18-year-old artist failed to get into a certain high school that he wanted and became depressed due to his failure to get in.
During this period, Keshore began to get into rap music during his freshman year [9th grade] of high school.
One of Keshore’s friend’s, an artist called “Not Cool,” also known as Byron, used to freestyle alongside Keshore. In 10th or 11th grade, Not Cool gave Keshore a beat to rap over, and Keshore fell in love with doing it and his voice.
However, Keshore didn’t take rapping seriously until 12th grade, which for him was only last year.
Keshore’s personal greatest achievement so far is getting the multiple millions of plays in which he has throughout his career.
“Gathering multiple millions of plays is a nice cushion of a confidence booster to sit on when I feel down. Let’s me know if I got this far I can go farther. Just needs more work,” says Keshore.
Regarding Keshore’s music schedule, he states that he searches for beats all day while working with super lowkey producers. Keshore then freestyles on a mic, or writes lyrics.
The artist comments that he is always writing, be it if he’s eating, about to have a shower, watching T.V, Keshore is always looking for inspiration and lyrics.
“I record as soon as I can then I mix and drop when I feel like it’s ready,” says Keshore.
The artist states that life around him, and his friends, are what gives him the inspiration to write certain lyrics or search for the right beats to capture and embody the right life experiences and emotions.
Keshore also comments that if he didn’t pursue music, he would have liked to pursue fashion.
The Georgia artist states that he was previously going to a fashion school before he left home. He was going to sign the papers to enrol before he disappeared and ran away from home.
“If music never worked out, which I hope it does work out, I would pursue fashion,” says Keshore.
The 18-year-old artist also gives advice to readers.
Keshore states that it is important to be true to yourself.
“Make what you want. If that means being an industry plant, do that. If that means staying true to yourself and being as original as possible, do that.” says Keshore.
Keshore also states to make the music that you’ll be happy to leave behind as your legacy. The artist comments also to not cap [lie] as it will not get you anywhere.
Keshore states that at this moment he is looking to only work with his friends, and on himself.
The artist is also dropping a tape on the 21st of September. He will also be dropping some merchandise, and some leading songs with music videos.
To stay up to date with Keshore’s career, be sure to follow his social media accounts listed below: