INTERVIEW: Creed Tha Kid Might Be Young, But He's Ready To Work

  • INTERVIEW: Creed Tha Kid Might Be Young, But He's Ready To Work
    POSTED Apr 16 2020

    Creed Tha Kid

    He may only be 17 but the energy coming off Brisbane's Creed Tha Kid is infectious. He's excitable, enthusiastic and damn ready to work his ass off to make a mark on the Australian hip hop scene and knowing the dedication is there is part of the reason we know he's gonna make significant strides.

    In just a few short years in the music world, Creed has already turned A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's head, finding himself spitting a verse on the official Mood Swings remix alongside fellow Aussies Day1 and Youngn Lipz. He's already scored a dedicated SoundCloud following and hundreds of thousands of monthly listeners on Spotify. Just this month he took to the classic Destiny's Child Say My Name beat for with some new bars and it's clear that as long as the music keeps coming, we'll keep listening to every word.

    You’re only 17 which sounds really young, but there are so many young rappers like yourself starting to get noticed in hip hop like Lil Tecca, The Kid Laroi, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Trippie Redd – why do you think more and more younger artists are getting into the scene? 

    I feel like it's because it's a lot easier to do what you want to do now, for the younger generation. It's more available to them, if they want to make music, they know that they can just go and buy like a $100 mic and that will do the job. You know what I mean? And making music at home is the best feeling. So when you finish it and like, get that overall product, you appreciate it way more, because it's like, you've done it yourself, you know that you put in that work, that effort and everything that's gotten you to that point, you know what I mean?

    Exactly, it’s gotten so easy to make a demo at home!

    I know. It's crazy. It's literally like, it's very easy now. I think a lot of young artists and a lot of the artists that are coming up are always doing that now, it's a pretty common thing. Just the convenience and just being comfortable in your own environment - instead of like, having to go here, there, and maybe feel uncomfortable in a situation where you don't feel like you can provide, compared to when you're just chilling in your home. It's not as big of a deal to you [at home] then that's always where the best product I think comes out of.

    What was it like teaming up with Day1 and Youngn Lipz for the remix of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Mood Swings

    Yeah, it's crazy! Day1, he's the homie, he's doing his thing, he's going up, he's going up. He keeps on dropping mad things, and like everybody's doing it! All of the bros, especially Youngn Lipz and everything, they're putting on for their cities. Day1, just like me, putting on for BNE, and Lipz is putting it on for SYD and they're just making a really good name for Australia in itself. It's amazing opportunity to be on with them. They’re the homies, man, I appreciate it so much.

    And you got to jump up with them at FOMO Festival during A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s set, what was that like? 

    Yeah, I know. It was crazy, the feeling was just untouchable. Yeah, being on that stage and performing for that many people and that many eyes paying attention to you and just fully focused on what you're doing and how you’re performing is just an amazing feeling. I don't think anything could top that you know, I don't even know how to explain it. It's indescribable.

    I bet it's those feelings that make you just want to go, oh my god, I want to do this for the rest of my life.

    Yes, exactly! It's exactly true. Like, when I'm performing and everything, it just feels so right. I feel like this is what I've always wanted to do. I'm like, it's just a dream come true that I can actually do this and make that many people happy. 

    Music’s coming thick and fast from you! Vibes was a sweet romantic one, tell me about your song Bag

    That was definitely to get the crowd pumping. My bro Mess, he actually made the beat for that one and he sent it through to me and yeah, we're basically at his house, vibing it out and I kind of just drop a freestyle and see what I can kind of do with that and see where it goes. I did a little bit of a melody and a freestyle and then yeah, that was “run up a bag tomorrow”. I ended up keeping it and yeah, it turned out amazing. 

    I always go for whatever the beat’s telling me, you know, to feel the energy or whatever mood I'm feeling for that beat. Vibes was a really tropical, nice little vibe but Bag was more of a hard 808 bumping one. It's definitely one of my favorite hard tracks and on stage the energy, the vibe, the audience especially they go crazy, you can keep pumping it and blast it loud!

    What about Hot Topic, what’s that about?

    I just really wanted to show my versatility and like, I can sing, you know what I mean? But I can also do the other things. It just came to me, it was like a 30 minute session. I ended up doing it and recorded it at home. 

    I love like hearing songs that come together so fast is amazing. Because as a listener, you'd never think that it came together that quickly.

    I'll tell you a funny story. When I wrote Vibes, I actually wrote Vibes in like, 15 minutes or something. Yeah, I freestyled that whole thing in my studio at school and then chucked it up on Instagram, and then it got a little attention. I was like, ‘okay sweet. I'm gonna go home and record it.’ And literally, I'm not even gonna lie to you, it took like 20 minutes, sent it off, and then I didn't think of anything of it! It’s just crazy to think that even songs you might not think to you are amazing or the best, you don't know how far they could reach another person. 

    What does success in this industry look like for you – like, what’s gonna make you feel like you made it? Kanye ringing you up, playing Coachella, literally just making a lot of money? 

    There's just some artists that I really admire and inspire me. So I really just think to maybe one day meet them and to maybe even collab with them. Also just do shows around the world globally, like that's a crazy dream of mine. My top five people, Drake first, he’s a king, Kanye because he’s a musical genius, also Young Thug. Maybe one of the real OGs like Dr Dre or Snoop Dogg. 

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Creed Tha Kid

He may only be 17 but the energy coming off Brisbane's Creed Tha Kid is infectious. He's excitable, enthusiastic and damn ready to work his ass off to make a mark on the Australian hip hop scene and knowing the dedication is there is part of the reason we know he's gonna make significant strides.

In just a few short years in the music world, Creed has already turned A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's head, finding himself spitting a verse on the official Mood Swings remix alongside fellow Aussies Day1 and Youngn Lipz. He's already scored a dedicated SoundCloud following and hundreds of thousands of monthly listeners on Spotify. Just this month he took to the classic Destiny's Child Say My Name beat for with some new bars and it's clear that as long as the music keeps coming, we'll keep listening to every word.

You’re only 17 which sounds really young, but there are so many young rappers like yourself starting to get noticed in hip hop like Lil Tecca, The Kid Laroi, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Trippie Redd – why do you think more and more younger artists are getting into the scene? 

I feel like it's because it's a lot easier to do what you want to do now, for the younger generation. It's more available to them, if they want to make music, they know that they can just go and buy like a $100 mic and that will do the job. You know what I mean? And making music at home is the best feeling. So when you finish it and like, get that overall product, you appreciate it way more, because it's like, you've done it yourself, you know that you put in that work, that effort and everything that's gotten you to that point, you know what I mean?

Exactly, it’s gotten so easy to make a demo at home!

I know. It's crazy. It's literally like, it's very easy now. I think a lot of young artists and a lot of the artists that are coming up are always doing that now, it's a pretty common thing. Just the convenience and just being comfortable in your own environment - instead of like, having to go here, there, and maybe feel uncomfortable in a situation where you don't feel like you can provide, compared to when you're just chilling in your home. It's not as big of a deal to you [at home] then that's always where the best product I think comes out of.

What was it like teaming up with Day1 and Youngn Lipz for the remix of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Mood Swings

Yeah, it's crazy! Day1, he's the homie, he's doing his thing, he's going up, he's going up. He keeps on dropping mad things, and like everybody's doing it! All of the bros, especially Youngn Lipz and everything, they're putting on for their cities. Day1, just like me, putting on for BNE, and Lipz is putting it on for SYD and they're just making a really good name for Australia in itself. It's amazing opportunity to be on with them. They’re the homies, man, I appreciate it so much.

And you got to jump up with them at FOMO Festival during A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s set, what was that like? 

Yeah, I know. It was crazy, the feeling was just untouchable. Yeah, being on that stage and performing for that many people and that many eyes paying attention to you and just fully focused on what you're doing and how you’re performing is just an amazing feeling. I don't think anything could top that you know, I don't even know how to explain it. It's indescribable.

I bet it's those feelings that make you just want to go, oh my god, I want to do this for the rest of my life.

Yes, exactly! It's exactly true. Like, when I'm performing and everything, it just feels so right. I feel like this is what I've always wanted to do. I'm like, it's just a dream come true that I can actually do this and make that many people happy. 

Music’s coming thick and fast from you! Vibes was a sweet romantic one, tell me about your song Bag

That was definitely to get the crowd pumping. My bro Mess, he actually made the beat for that one and he sent it through to me and yeah, we're basically at his house, vibing it out and I kind of just drop a freestyle and see what I can kind of do with that and see where it goes. I did a little bit of a melody and a freestyle and then yeah, that was “run up a bag tomorrow”. I ended up keeping it and yeah, it turned out amazing. 

I always go for whatever the beat’s telling me, you know, to feel the energy or whatever mood I'm feeling for that beat. Vibes was a really tropical, nice little vibe but Bag was more of a hard 808 bumping one. It's definitely one of my favorite hard tracks and on stage the energy, the vibe, the audience especially they go crazy, you can keep pumping it and blast it loud!

What about Hot Topic, what’s that about?

I just really wanted to show my versatility and like, I can sing, you know what I mean? But I can also do the other things. It just came to me, it was like a 30 minute session. I ended up doing it and recorded it at home. 

I love like hearing songs that come together so fast is amazing. Because as a listener, you'd never think that it came together that quickly.

I'll tell you a funny story. When I wrote Vibes, I actually wrote Vibes in like, 15 minutes or something. Yeah, I freestyled that whole thing in my studio at school and then chucked it up on Instagram, and then it got a little attention. I was like, ‘okay sweet. I'm gonna go home and record it.’ And literally, I'm not even gonna lie to you, it took like 20 minutes, sent it off, and then I didn't think of anything of it! It’s just crazy to think that even songs you might not think to you are amazing or the best, you don't know how far they could reach another person. 

What does success in this industry look like for you – like, what’s gonna make you feel like you made it? Kanye ringing you up, playing Coachella, literally just making a lot of money? 

There's just some artists that I really admire and inspire me. So I really just think to maybe one day meet them and to maybe even collab with them. Also just do shows around the world globally, like that's a crazy dream of mine. My top five people, Drake first, he’s a king, Kanye because he’s a musical genius, also Young Thug. Maybe one of the real OGs like Dr Dre or Snoop Dogg. 

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