John Kind Has That One-Of-A-Kind Sound
Written By: Jessica Oh
Hailing from Roxbury in Boston, John Kind is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to his blend of hip-hop, poetry, and existentialism. He has been writing poetry since the age of nine years old and continues to perfect his craft and grow as an artist. His sound is comparable to the authenticity and soulful feel of great Hip-Hop performers such as Lupe Fiasco and J-Cole. Kind’s writing is inspired by real world concepts and mental health challenges. He believes his music is all about connecting with the listeners through story-telling, uplifting melodies, and thought-provoking lyricism.
When asked how he got his artist name, John said he was inspired by the definition of the word “kind”. John says, “I’m a writer, so I’m always looking deep into words and their meanings. I just remember looking at the definition on google and seeing that it said ‘a group of people or things having similar characteristics.’ So, I thought to attach that meaning to my name. I would represent my own tribe of people, John Kind.” Kind’s music will set an atmosphere that that will motivate your passions and make you feel like you can stand up to anything! Learn more about John Kind’s musical journey below!
How would you describe your sound to someone who have not heard your sound yet?
Deep poetic lyrics that are relatable and motivating. I play with different flows on hard hitting drums and smooth melodies. I’ve been compared to the sound of J. Cole and Lupe Fiasco, who are some of the artists that have inspired me and my music.
Who is your biggest motivation?
My biggest motivation is my family. They’re the reason I work hard to be successful in my passion. Spiritually, my faith in Jesus Christ, my savior, inspires me to want to be a better person every day.
Word of advice to your younger self?
I would tell my younger self to continue to focus on mental wellness and career support. It took time for me to learn how to create a process that was healthy for my work environment as a producer. Because when you’re the artist, you set your own tone. If that tone is negative and self-defeating, not much inspiration will come out of that. I would ultimately tell myself to keep the ball rolling forward no matter what.
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