spoke with the young artist about his life, the universe, and everything. Tickets are still available, but don't sleep on on of the shows of the year, OK.
Metro Times: Word came out last week that Pharrell will be doing work on your new album. How exciting is that for you? MadeinTYO: Pharrell is a legend. He's someone who has set trends and pushed the culture for years, and he's still doing it. I’m blessed to be able to work with him.
MT: You lived part of your childhood in Tokyo. How do you think that affected you as a person and as an artist? MadeinTYO: Japanese culture is super lit. Everything, from the fashion to the food, leaves little impressions that have become part of my music.
MT: How would you describe your style? MadeinTYO: Effortless.
MT:What else can you tell us about your upcoming album? MadeinTYO: It's going to be crazy! So many new doors have opened. I’m gonna have some crazy features on there.
I just want to continue to grow as an artist, and I think people are gonna see that in the new music.
MT: Have you even been to Detroit before? And if so; what sort memories do you have? MadeinTYO: I’ve been there before... we were there on The Private Club tour. The crowd showed a lotta love!
MT: What can we expect at a MadeinTYO show?
MadeinTYO: You can expect lots of energy and to pipe the fuck up!
MT: Lastly; how has fatherhood affected your outlook on your career? MadeinTYO: I’m more focused than ever and just trying to win!
Kahn Santori Davison is from Detroit, Michigan. He's a husband and father of four and a self-described, "Kid who loves rap music." He's been featured on Hip-Hop Evolution and Hip-Hop Uncovered. He's also a Cave Canem fellow, author of the poetry book Blaze (Willow Books), a recipient of a 2015 Kresge Literary...