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[INTERVIEW] #NAENAEONTHESCENE: ‘SUPERSTAR KAY IN THE SHADOWS OF AUGUST’

Happy Hump Day! It’s your girl NaeNae and I hope everyone’s week has been good so far. Let’s get right into with another dope interview with Cleveland’s own, SuperStar Kay. This artist wears many hats in the music industry starting from being into fashion designing to becoming a writer to producer to now a singer. Plus, being an owner of an online magazine. Your girl had the pleasure of making my music video directorial debut by shooting SuperStar Kay’s first music video, ‘Single’ off his debut project, ‘Shadows of August’, which is dropping soon.

SuperStar Kay was born Christopher Richardson in February 1990 in Cleveland, OH. His interest in music was developed at an early age when he was encouraged by his aunt to sing in church. Initially music was literally just an interest, but fashion design was his passion. It wasn’t until he decided to try his attempt at producing when he found out he was really good at it and began to nurture that talent. He established Khyng-Jayden Productions in 2001 and was very successful starting out. He later signed producers Akitak (Memphis, TN) and Chase (Houston, TX). In 2012, SuperStarKay moved to Valdosta, GA and partnered with Fatima Carter to establish 937 Magazine, an online publication that caters to independent artists. After a year, he decided to place 937 Magazine on hiatus and went back to focusing more on producing. To make himself more appealing as a producer he began writing and donating his voice for hooks. In 2015, he moved to Indianapolis, IN and opened his third studio, The Shadow Gallery, adding engineering to his resume. He also revamped 937 Magazine and re-launched in January 2016.

In late 2016, after growing tired of mumble rap and meaningless lyrics being glorified, SuperStar Kay decided it was time to emerge from behind the scenes and become a recording artist. His singles “Club Lights”, “Bank Deposits”, and “Text Me In the AM” have received a large number of plays and positive reviews. He recently released his first video for this third hit song, “Single“. His highly anticipated debut project “Shadows of August” is set to release on August 21, 2017 on all major platforms.

 

When did you first start singing/writing/producing?

I started writing in 1998 then got into producing in 2001. Decided to take my shot at singing in 2015. But I didn’t start to let the world hear me until 2016.

Who are some of your biggest influencers?

Roscoe Dash, T-Pain, Chris Brown, The Runners, Chamillionaire. Depends on what type of track I’m trying to make at the time really.

 

Writing process? Do you write from personal experience or from other people’s experiences?

I write from both my own experiences & others. I wrote for a lot of others so sometimes I channel their energies for a track.

The meaning behind your project, Shadows Of August?

Shadows Of August, is all that losing my son left me with. The pieces of me that are left, the pain, the creativity, the motivation, everything in me that I didn’t have when I started building the project that came to me when my son died. That’s what the album is; I feel like its shadows of him, pieces of him he left me with to make it.

 

Top 5 artists you would love to collab with? (Local or mainstream)

Roscoe Dash, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Rae Sremmurd & Maroon 5.

Favorite Color?

Clear. It goes with everything.

Favorite 90s sitcom? 

Married With Children.

Are there any upcoming shows or videos?

I just had a great show in Indianapolis; shout out to those who made it out. I’ll be at an event in Pittsburgh, PA towards the end of August. I am putting together an event of my own in Cleveland in September, to pour shine on my upcoming album as well as others around my city.

 

For booking SuperStar Kay:

Brittany Brookins

B.YOND Music Management

b.yondmusicmgmt@gmail.com

 

www.instagram.com/therealsuperstarkay

www.facebook.com/therealsuperstarkay

www.twitter.com/superstar_kay21

https://soundcloud.comtherealssk

 

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[Event] #NaeNaeOnTheScene: Jus Will Presents: B. Yond Music

Hey, I know you was wondering where’s that #NaeNaeOnTheScene review. It’s been a long and super busy week but I’m back with another dope review. I attended jus Will presents: B. Yond Music at Morty’s Comedy Club on the eastside of Indianapolis.

The monthly event started back in January of 2013 from the minds of poet, jus Will and entertainment manager/entrepreneur, Brittany Brookins. jus Will presents: B. Yond Music initially was just poetry and live music but during their last year they added comedy to the show. The event has brought poets to Indianapolis from all over the country, some having appeared on Verses N Flow and Def Poetry Jam. Even though, the monthly event in January of this year, jus Will and Brittany had agreed to do pop up shows at random. So when they were approached with the idea to collaborate with the makers of Straight Up Stupid to bring it back for Memorial Day Weekend Special, it just felt right.

The night all started with comedian and host for the night, Damon Williams warming up the crowd with some jokes and kept the energy going throughout the night as he introduced each performer along with doing a mini interview with each performer.


First performer to hit the stage was songstress, Megan Simonton. When I tell you she can sing, she can SANG! She started off with a cappella along with her rendition of Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone then ended with a Jill Scott song. Next up was one of the creators of this event, jus Will giving the audience some of his greatest poetry. One is which is dedicated to the city of Indianapolis talking about the crime and violence going on in the inner city.

 

 

 

Then, came Ms. Tasha Jones and that dress she was rocking. LOL. Another super dope poet blessing the audience with her amazing poetry and did I mentioned THAT DRESS she had on. I love her witty humor
as her poems talked about self-love and relationships. The headliner for the night was the hilarious Darius Bradford. That man had the building hollering in laughter as he talked about his love for younger women,
his dislike for fast food drive-thru and much more.

 

It was such an amazing night with music, poetry and laughter and you know your girl got you covered on some great footage from that night. Hopefully, jus Will presents: B. Yond Music will put on another epic event before this year ends. Its your girl, NaeNae with #NaeNaeOnTheScene signing off. Stay tuned for more reviews from me. Peace and Blessings.

 

 

      

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