MEET: Knockboy Carlon816
Story by Carlon
An artist coming out of Kansas City, Missouri. My rap name is my middle name but what makes it unique and creative is my parents put their mother’s names (Carla and Carolyn) together and came up with my middle name. After years of procrastinating I am finally going after what I love doing. I write all of my music. I come up with my music by living my truths and telling my stories.
I am an independent artist. I am putting everything I have into this music so this has to work. Music will be a stepping stone for me. One day I do want to open businesses and have something that I can call my own and pass down to my child(ren). I currently have a daughter and she gives me that extra motivation to go after it. I can’t let my seed ever look at her parent(s) as a failure. When it comes to my style of music, I think of Lil Wayne when he and I quote, “Got so many styles, I am a group!”
Although I fall more into the gangster rap category, my favorite style of music that I do is melodic music. Every since a child, growing up to R.Kelly, Ginuwine, Lloyd, Lyfe Jennings, etc, I always wanted to sing and because of that, I developed the talent to open my vocals enough to stay in my rap lane, but also show a different side.
I don’t define myself as a rapper, I define myself as an artist. My favorite rap artist is my brother Dre Youngn. He is one of the biggest rappers in Kansas City. He is currently going through a personal situation through the courts so until he comes home, I’m putting our team on my back. There is so much I want to see, but I rather people tune in to my music and stay up to date with me through my social media’s. There is so much to say.
I have a lot of mouths to feed. I am not just doing this music for myself, but for a lot of people around me. Musically, my favorite hip hop idols are Master P and Young Dolph. Both independent Black Americans that put their team on there back and took them to the top. Seeing people come from where you are from gives you that extra motivation that we all may lack. I currently was asked who are my top 5, dead or alive.
Most people would name rappers that they never played everyday all day, they would name rappers that they think people around them would say. We are all entitled to our own top 5. That is what makes the conversation beautiful within itself. Personally, I don’t have a top 5. A lot of artists do a lot to change the game and open the doors for artists like me. I can say, currently my favorite artists are Dre Youngn, Lil Wayne, NBA Youngboy, and Lil Baby. Follow on Instagram here
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