Kyle is one of the most upbeat guys in rap and he is currently opening up for another positive MC, Logic, on his Bobby Tarantino Vs Everybody Tour.
But Kyle did go through some dark days during the making of his debut album Light of Mine.
“When I was writing the album I wasn’t entirely sure where I was in life. I felt I’d worked so hard to get where I was at, but still wasn’t where I wanted to be,” he tells NME. “It was the first time in my life I didn’t know how to just snap of it and be like ‘nah, it’s going to get better, don’t trip’. I, Kyle the “happy” rapper, had to feel what it was like to actually be sad, experience what it was like to be broken, in a sense. I used this album to tell the play by play of what that was like, what that experience was like. This album is almost like a manual, or a detailed story, about how I decided to fight back against my depression and the negative feelings I was having. I came out on the other side a better person.”
Light of Mine is out now.
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