In our March 2017 cover issue, we bring you an exclusive look behind the morals, principles and character of one of South Florida’s most influential hip-hop artists; Kiddo Marv. Marv’s signature name is an acronym for Kings In Denial Don’t Overcome. The inspirational emcee attests this to his perspective, filtered through his moral character; that he and his fellow peers are nothing more but champions of humanity, who must guard against those that try to label and box them in based on transient distinctions. A youthful kind of spirit that continues to take on challenges no matter how difficult they may be. Kiddo has been endorsed by many notable figures and plans to brand his self as a leader of a movement that inspires those to overcome the challenges that seem to plague his urban African-American community.
On the brink of his critically acclaimed “Dying 2 Live Again“, which had appearances from some of Miami’s most notable hip-hop artists, including CViddy TV Digital Cover artists Bushy B and Bruno Mali. Kiddo is set to take main-stream hip-hop audiences by storm with his piercing flows and delivery over the beats of some of the most talented producers in South Florida. Kiddo is dedicated to his craft and believes that his focus on love rather than hate is what motivates his artistry. His words to his fans and other artists is to be prepared for the great obstacles that will invariably arise as they ascend to the peaks of their careers. He reveals during our shoot that he is humbled to be on local radio stations and grateful for the support of his local industry leaders. Kiddo expresses his reaction to receiving calls from his family on hearing his songs on the radio for the first time. “It aint’ gone hit me yet, ’cause I’m not where I want to be yet but I’m thankful… I’ts a dope feeling. Shot out to 99 Jamz!“. Marv dismissively shares his current views on hip-hop, “Is to stop making stupid people famous!“. He shares that hip-hop’s current sate has given him the keen insight that life moves at a rate much quicker then the human mind would like to consider. Kiddo feels that hip-hop is no longer of true artistic merit as in recent hip-hop staples such as the XXL cover, no longer values flow and lyricism over hype. “It was real rappers telling stories!” Kiddo adds, “Wake the f*ck up my g! Cause a nigga got bars!“.
Kiddo Marv believes in the art of staying true to ones self; one can accomplish anything simply through a relentless determination and a high value on self-respect, sincerity and hard work. Kiddo aims to bring hip-hop not back to a nostalgic place in our memories but to elevate the standards of our craft to create substantial experiences, not only with in the music industry but the very culture it self. Kiddo is getting ready to headline the second annual “Respect Our Name 2 Concert“. Kiddo Marv is our March 2017 Digital Cover release because he reminded us that we are born creatively royal and our creativity burns a light into the dark conservatism of our current culture and society. Kiddo Marv brings promise to hip-hop with his intricate word play, his effortless transitions over contemporary hip-hop beats but a honest narrative. These qualities make him the leader of the pack in south Florida and he is sure to surpass all his contemporaries. Kiddo is one of the most problematic and liberal artists in the league of rising hip-hop acts.
CViddy TV Premiere’s “The Cover Unwrapped” featuring Kiddo Marv watch below.
After having a very successful year in 2016 what are your plans for this year?
“We’re dropping visuals and throwing another concert “We Respect Our Name” tour featuring Mirror Monk. I plan on branding myself more to give my true fans and the ones who don’t know or understand me. Like I said Kings In denial Don’t Over Come (Kiddo)… we kings man. More music and projects, clothing line coming soon and more .”
What are some words of motivation that you’d like to give to anyone on the come up and what are some of the ways that you keep yourself motivated as an up and coming artist?
“You just got to focus on the love and ignore the hate. That’s what keep me grinding and focus.”
“What keeps me motivated is watching my fan base grow daily it just shows me that a lot of people are understanding who I am, they’re listening to my music and they’re looking for me. Another reason is having my family members, people in Haiti, Canada and in other states write me through social media letting me know how my music gets them through their day. That keeps me motivated!”
What does it mean to you to have your single “Watch Me” on Miami’s hottest station 99 JAMZ?
It’s a crazy and great feeling. Growing up all we knew was the radio I didn’t have Walkman or an MP3 player so I listened to the radio and the underground stations. It’s just crazy when my mom, dad and little sisters hear me on the radio and call me like yo you’re on the radio…. it’s like damn! It’s a dope feeling shout out to 99 JAMZ the first station to bring me out and believed in me and my vision.”
What are your views on the current state of Hip Hop?
“They just got to stop making stupid people famous. The current state of hip hop right now makes me feel like life is moving fast because it seems as though just the other day I was listening to Jeezy Thug Motivation, BG and all of Lil Wayne’s mixtapes and they were spitting bars. I remember listening to Wayne his punchlines were crazy and he told real stories.”
“I’m not throwing shots at nobody because everyone has their own waves and they’re going to do what they want to do because that’s what makes them great. If you want to change the color of your hair that’s you, you’re staying true to yourself. For me personally that’s not me and hip hop right now is just a whole different genre.”