On this week’s episode of our podcast Monday to Monday, host Mike Boyd chats with Memphis rapper Key Glock about his upcoming project and his approach to making music. Glock’s been rapping since early high school, but he never stays static; he’s always changing and always overwhelmingly committed to his game.
Boyd and Glock talk about the rapper’s introduction to making music; he started rapping at high school with his friends before making beats in home studios. Even from the beginning, those around him knew he was something special: “In school, we would always be just rapping in the class or at the table. And they’d always tell me, ‘Glock you hard. Like you really can rap.’” He taught himself to record and how to put his music out, and ultimately caught a big break with his viral track, “Actin.” The original Youtube video from 2013 is up to this day and gives an amazing look into the rapper’s genesis.