Kaine Hughes: “Thank You For Riding The Wave With Me”
Written By: Jessica Oh
Kaine Hughes is a swaggy Hip-Hop/Rap artist who grew up in a small town called Graham in North Carolina. His passion for music started with his sister, Kimberlee, who introduced him to classic albums such as Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Lloyd Banks, and Lauryn Hill. Hughes also had a cousin who showed him to a whole new world of music, helping Hughes build his own style. Hughes created his unique sound by creating a combination of down south and anthem music.
This family-oriented man spends most of his time with family or mentoring the youth when he isn’t working on music. He lives by the motto, “Thy sky is not the limit. It’s a stepping stone.” Hughes has an EP out called “The Wave”, and he is planning to create more catchy, relatable music for his listeners. He tells his fans, “Thank you for your support and for riding the wave with me. Let’s keep this wave going and growing.” Learn more about Kaine Hughes and his artistry below!
What inspired/the meaning behind your artist name?
Kaine was inspired by the character Caine from the movie Menace 2 Society. I saw a lot of myself in him, and his character really resonated with me. I started writing poetry in my spare time in 2019, and I’ve published two books of poetry. So I decided to take on his last name. And music is just poetry put to a beat, so I felt like it was fitting. I also found out a few years later that me and him are related down the line on my Father’s side of the family, so that makes it even more special.
If you could collab with any artist in the industry, who would it be?
T-Pain, hands down.
Do you have any other desires or goals you would like to achieve?
I would love to develop relationships with people in the industry and develop a partnership with a team or label that will help my career continue to blossom and allow me to expand my audience. What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps? BE YOU! I say that because the internet allows you to be anybody you want to be. The sad part is people rarely choose to be themselves.
What do you enjoy most about being an artist?
I enjoy the process of creating this art that we call music. I look at the beat as a blank canvas and my lyrics as paint. It’s my job to make it “art gallery worthy” so when the people listen to it they enjoy it.
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