Interview: ‘Kellee Marie’ talks to DMD as she drops hot new single ‘Middle Finger’.
What is your background/origin?
I am Half English and half Scottish. I was born in Hastings in East Sussex. My mum was born in Bletchley but grew up in harrow in London and my dad grew up in Scotland. I moved to Somerset when I was 7 years old.
How did you get into the music business?
I heard a few of my friends writing and spraying bars, I tried it and immediately realised that this was something I wanted to develop as a career. I had been writing bars for about a year or two in my free time and finally gained the courage to go and record my first rap song go hard or go home at hot money studios in Hackney in march 2021. I filmed a music video for it in April and after releasing it went viral all over the net.
What was the first project/placement that made your name in the business?
My first release go hard or go home made my name in the business and then my freestyle that clapped back at the haters that I posted a couple of weeks after.
Who have you worked with in the past?
Unfortunately I only have 3 tracks out at the moment so I’m still very new so haven’t had the chance to work with anyone else at the moment, but currently working on new music that will be coming very soon, so who knows what names I might get the chance to work with this year?
Who are your top 3 artists in the uk?
I would say Aitch, D-Block Europe and Central Cee.
What is your biggest accomplishment so far?
I would say managing to carry on and stay positive even with the amount of abuse I’ve received. I’m hoping to accomplish much more this year.
What advice would you give to up and coming creatives?
Keep going! It’s going to be hard, it’s going to be stressful, it’s going to hurt, but one day it’ll all be worth it. Don’t let peoples opinions control how you live your life also listen to your gut feelings too. If you feel like something or someone around you isn’t right. Listen and change it. Or if you have a feeling you should do something or do something different. Do it!
Where do you see yourself in the next 12 months?
Have an ep out, improve on my flow and delivery and increase my fan base, hopefully turn a bit of that hate into love.
Any projects that we should look out for?
I’ve just filmed my next music video which should be out very soon, lots of new music coming this year so keep an eye out.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Binge Netflix, go for nice dinners and drinks, shopping!!