Artist of the Month: Vince the Kid

Vince the Kid is a fifteen year old rapper from Shepparton who has had a big start to the year, picking up support spots for the likes of Baker Boy, and setting triple j Unearthed radio alight with his latest offering ‘Too Far Gone’. Read more about this exciting up-and-comer here!

When did you start writing songs and making music? How did you get into it?

Ahh, I wrote my first song late June 2017 I’m pretty sure. I titled the song ‘Insane’, but I’m not gonna release it. I got into music just coz it made me feel good, so I saw it as an opportunity to make others feel good.

Where do you get the ideas for your songs and do you have a process for writing them?

I don’t have any process for writing songs. I usually just go ham on my notes – as for the ideas, it’s like a trigger, you hear something or see something that appeals and straight away you feel like; “Oh let me try that out”. It’s groovy as.

What kind of things do you like to write about?

I don’t have any real preference about what I write, but if I had to choose I’d say real cocky rap, just coz you can hype everything up and it’s always easy to write stuff like that.

Who are some of the biggest influences on your music?

My biggest influences would definitely be Joey Badass, Jcole, Skeggs, Sylvan Cue and Tyler the Creator. Whenever I’m stressed these guys help me relax so much!

What do you like to do in your downtime when you’re not making music? Any hobbies?

In my downtime I just like to kick it with my boys and go get a HSP or play basketball or soccer, and if I’m not doing that I’m just chilling listening to music.

What would be your dream line up to perform as part of?

Tyler the Creator, Chance the Rapper, Jcole, Kendrick, Illy, Billie Eilish, Beyoncé, Sticky Fingers, Skeggs, Dune Rats, Remi, KIAN & Vince the Kid.

What are your plans for the rest of the year?

For the remainder of the year, I’m hopefully gonna have a couple more songs out and do some shows and try to get my fanbase up. But I also want to make a lot of new friends and maybe get some more collaborations going. 

Where can fans go to keep up to date with everything Vince the Kid? (links to shows, music, videos etc)

If you’re tryna keep up with Vince the Kid, then definitely go check out my Instagram and my Facebook. And if you wanna listen to my music then hit up my SoundCloud and Spotify.