I had the chance of meeting and chilling with Sarasota, Florida’s up and coming rapper, KirbLaGoop on the day of his first show. After 100 Trynna Kill Me, it went all uphill for him, he even described it as happening over night and he consistently keeps making more hits in his latest projects: Adventures of Captain 66, Florida Boi and in the anticipated new mixtape Nascar Jackets And Bo’z with MaxDotBeats that is to be released very soon. With an extremely catchy and animated adlib game, you heard it throughout the crowd as his fans waited for each song on the set list, but the adlibs are just the tip of the iceberg. Kirb’s very vivid lyrics describing his lawlessness, his collabs with other artists like Dank God, Black Smurf, AviTwat and Ruben Slikk, and his beat selection produced by many such as Keenanza, Pentagrvm, Mello, etc. are what makes everyone get buck to his tracks. If you thought his shit went hard while you bump it in the car, it goes harder live enticing you to mosh. His unique music has been making its way to the top of the underground scene and more just keeps coming. Boom Boom!
How did things start changing for you after 100 Trynna Kill Me blew up?
That shit changed the game for me, it was a good feeling because it made me realize that I was really being heard, like damn they listenin’.
Why did you start making music as KirbLaGoop and not DJ Kirby?
DJ Kirby was just some chopped and screwed shit back when I was with Big Dipper Clique but I always been rapping but back then it used to be more for fun. After I got out of jail around 2012, I started to take rapping more seriously, I was like “this all I got left, hope I make it”, and now I’m here.
What is the most important thing to you?
My momma, real shit.
What or who inspires you?
The New Orleans rap scene and Juvenile. Juvenile is a big inspiration, I fuck with 400 Degreez hard.
When do you feel the most creative?
Foreal, I don’t even know how to describe it. It just comes to me; I hear a tight beat and it just flows naturally like with Ounces and Ion Juug No Mo.
Has anybody ever had to push you to make music?
Not yet. I been had times when I know I’m slackin’ but the only way my music is going to be heard is by being consistent. I just gotta keep putting new shit out there.
What are the principles you live by?
Keeping shit 100 thousand and riding 1Deep. Always gotta live by your word.
What is your writing process like?
I’m always smokin’ and just go with the flow and keep the flow going. Doesn’t take much.
How do you separate yourself from other artists?
Just be Kirb. I don’t flex and I don’t hate.
If you can work with anyone who would you want to work with?
Definitely Lil B but foreal Yung Thug too.
What have you been listening to lately?
I’ve been fuckin’ with Goth Money, they boomin’.
How do you plan on growing as an artist?
Is it true that Kirb love tha hoez?
Yes, I do. I truly do.
Everyone I rap with, all my producers. They know who they are, they fam.