Tyronne Buddy-Lee Ike Hill, aka Kid Bookie, dropped his debut mixtape ‘In The Making’ in 2009, and he has since released tracks such as ‘Evolution’, ’Go To Work’ and ‘Premonition’. We spoke to him ahead of the launch of what he describes as an ‘honest project - Publish this! - and following the release of the visuals for his single ‘Hey’.
Just enjoy the picture it depicts in your imagination for a few minutes then exit.
First up, tell us bit about yourself - what first got you into music?
What an intense question, a bit? Like what, I like the sound of rain when I sleep, I enjoy watching loads of bottles being smashed at once because the sound is fucking mental, I’m a quarter of the way through life (if you look at life expectancy at 100-years-old) and what got me into music?
Probably hearing it through the small walls in my mothers womb, then you grow up and learn how to make sounds and then after that bit, you learn how to put them together, then it kind of turns from learning to experimenting, then that for ever until you’ve pretty much mastered your craft, but then again you’re always learning?? So really its a mad circulate narrative and Santa isn’t real.
Were there any particular bands or artists you took inspiration from to form your musical and thematic style?
System of a Down, Slipknot, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Frank Ocean, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, way-too-fucking many.
You’ve worked with D12’s Kuniva, Samantha Mumba, Scrufizzer and Lady Leshurr. How did you find working with each of them?
Funny, I’m talking to Leshurr right now about going Turtle Bay on Sakilla’s black card because I won’t have to pay a god damn PENNY and a blessing is really really nice when it’s free, but I appreciate it though, 100 percent, never a desensitised too good notions ting, nah, never, ever.
How do I find working with them particular four artists?
Umm, it was cool, love and respect to each of them, real mother fuckers with good hearts, strong aortic pumps.
What’s been your best moments of 2017 so far?
Having a threesome in a clean bathroom to then make it really dirty, Krayzie Bone telling me I’m a real fucking rapper, shout out to Bone Thugs, making a new album called Publish This. Just growing with the people around me and seeing them grow too.
Tell us about your new single ‘Hey’. What’s it about?
Living a life thats frowned upon for a small time by doing drugs, saying fuck monogamy, cheating on your spouse, pretty much all the bad shit until it creeps up in 10-20 years and literally fucks you up from the inside and out due to bad choices in your adolescent years. So really, don’t even follow ANYTHING I say in that song, it’s not a good message at all, but it was where I was like two years ago because I was drunk when I made it. So yeah, just enjoy the picture it depicts in your imagination for a few minutes then exit.
When did you write it and where did you record it?
I wrote it a while back and I recorded it in a shit front room somewhere.
How does ‘Hey’ build on your previous releases?
It doesn’t, I literally just took a step backwards, but all great steps backwards take two huge-fucking-leaps forwards.
What are your hopes for ‘Hey’?
That Kim Jong Un hears it and has a ménage à trois with two of his guards and they have a beautiful homosexual relationship for the rest of their lives.
When and where can we expect to see you on tour next?
No tours that I know of yet, but Hood Society’s launch in Soho on 2nd and 3rd of December and 18th of January at Relentless energy drinks store for my album performance in its entirety.
If you could collaborate with any living artist, who would it be?
Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Beyonce, Nick Hakim, James Blake, many more but these are off my head.
Finally, if you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, when would it be and what would you say?
When somebody shows you the balance in their behaviour, in a relationship, a friendship, business, etc, the good and the bad, don’t weigh it up and make a ‘conscious choice’ on what you think is the better option: follow your inside feeling because time is linear, you’ve been here many times before with many different outcomes. Follow your gut feeling because thats your inner self telling you the right answer by feeling, but its your choice to follow it, because we follow heart over head some times when logic really out weighs emotion, young one, peace and love.
Watch the video for ‘Hey’ on YouTube below. For Kid Bookie news follow @kidbookie on twitter.