Kiddus

 
Kiddus performing at Sky Church at MoPOP for The 2018 Residency Showcase. Photo Credit: The Residency

Kiddus performing at Sky Church at MoPOP for The 2018 Residency Showcase. Photo Credit: The Residency

By: Edgar Vega

Tell us a little about how you discovered your love for music. Who are some of of your greatest influences?
My old high school had a piano class with keyboards, macs, midis, and mics. We had to create a hip-hop track as a class project. Our objective was to write a hot 16, hook and produce a beat for it on GarageBand. I was inspired to continue. Weeks later, I started producing for more students who rapped in the school. I am/was influenced by Pharrell Williams, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, and Travis Scott.

Tell us about your song. What inspired you? How do you hope listeners will receive your message?
They Tell Me is a song I wrote about my my adolescence in the Hillman City area. I plan to render my message through songwriting, and the visuals.

What have you learned from your experience with Totem Star? What are some of the biggest takeaways?
Create music that’s authentic to you.