The Rundown: Say Kuro


Written by Greg Harris

The Rundown is continuing to bring forth the spotlight to some of the brightest stars in multiple ares around the country, but it's also enhancing the art of these individuals as well. As we see the talent of these artists continue to ascend, Modern Life Mag wants to continue to highlight who's next, and it seems like Connecticut is one of those areas who's producing a large number of talent that's going to be making major waves in the latter part of this year and in 2018. 

Following the lead of K$ubi Kayy and 203Noah, Say Kuro makes a huge splash onto the pages of MLM with his abstract delivery and smooth presentation with his music. From his releasing his project, "Exit 7" to some of his latest singles like "Pop One", it's safe to say that Kuro is carving out his own lane in the Northeast music scene. 

We recently had the chance to talk to Kuro about his upbringing, how he wants to revolutionize the CT sound, the sound of his music, and more. 

Read below. 

How’s Your Modern Life? 

My modern life is a process. Learning how to grow as a man and artist

What are three things you have to do when you wake up?

Three things: Geek Freak Go back to sleep.. not a morning guy lol. 

Coming from the Northeast, how was your upbringing? 

I grew up for the first half of my life in the Bronx and I've been in ct and ny equally since! So I've had a very diverse upbringing. It's been cool. 

The Connecticut music scene is continuing to grow with more creative artists, how do you feel being apart of such a revolutionary time in CT?

I feel great being a part of the culture that's growing here. From fashion to music and not to forget athletes. The whole scene is growing slowly but surely . We can only keep working and getting better. 

Who were some musical influences of yours when you were first coming up?

Musical influences range over a a lot of genres. I started listening to 98.7 as a kid. 6 o'clock Michael baisden. Playing all the smoothest r&b and soul out at the time and from the past. So I've had a huge subconscious admiration for old school music. It was feel good music. I've had my rock phases and a heavy trap phase. So my sound is familAr to New listeners yet different. Name wise tho. If I had to say 5. (No order)Brian McKnight, asap rocky, Travis Scott, Michael Jackson, and my lil brother Aaron Samuel.

"I want to be the one to open the door for all artists in CT. I feel I can do it if I just keep working and building. I want to give my state a stamp to be recognized by."

For those who haven’t familiarized themselves with your music, how would you describe it?

My music is different every time I record I swear lol. My sound grows so I can't put a finger on it. I can get on any production tho. I'm good at making songs overall. I can make anything or something you never heard before. 

You have a intricate approach to music, how is your process of recording normally? 

My recording process is pretty 1,2,3. I don't pre write songs anymore . I found it took away from the moment and feeling I be in at the time of recording. So I go in the booth. Lay down melodies and rap or sing my words till I get them right. It always falls in place .. only time I write is for other people really

Coming a long way from “Exit 7”, what are some of your plans with some of your new music?

Exit 7 was a huge milestone for me. And no matter if people know about or listened doesn't phase me cause I'm so proud of that piece of art. But my new music will blow my fans away with the new sounds I've toyed with. My melodies are more resident , my lyrics are mor clever and my stories are relatable EVERYTIME. So my new music will connect to everyone. 

How do want to revolutionize the Connecticut sound?

I want to be the one to open the door for all artists in CT. I feel I can do it if I just keep working and building. I want to give my state a stamp to be recognized by.

When it’s all said and done, how do you want to be remembered? 

I want to be remembered as the bridge for us. 

Follow Say Kuro here and here, and listen to his Fye Guys Radio exclusive single, "You" below