Interview with Komato$e

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Warren Peace (WP)-
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen! Today I will be interviewing Komato$e, one-fifth of the group known as the Worldlord$.
How’s everything going with you, Komato$e? I like to begin these interviews with the following three questions: Where are you from? Who were your first influences in hip hop? And what is the hip hop scene like where you live?
Komato$e-
Hey, man, I’m really glad you’ve given me this opportunity, so I’d say I’m doing pretty well. I’ve done nearly a dozen interviews and this is probably gonna be the first one to be released. You know I rep AZ, USA, that’s Arizona for all our foreign fans. I was born in the city of Glendale and have moved around the state quite a bit. I listen to rap/hip-hop a lot, but really my inspirations aren’t even hip-hop, I’m like an mp4 to mp3 converter, dawg, I really take inspiration from other genres and mediums of art. Jackson Pollock, Yung Lean, Proof, The Body, the list goes on… As for when I started (and to this day) D12 & Onyx have always been my biggest, strictly rap based artists. The hip-hop scene here is shit due to a lack of unity and communication, but the few rappers I have met here I’ve helped shape into the artists they became today (shouts out $lick fka DGP, Kiing Wavy fka Plexus, AD Savage, & Yung P$yche).
WP-
How did you end up with the name Komato$e?
Komato$e-
Around 2011 I started pondering everything a lot heavier than I had previously, so I developed the name “Komatose” and though I tried switching to other names, I ALWAYS ended up coming back to Komatose. Around 2015, when I got a bit more serious with my craft, I found out there was another Komatose who has been around for a long time and does horrorcore, so I added the “$”. The name “Komato$e” itself holds a few dimensions to itself, the dollar sign is a critique on rappers who sell out or fall into cliches (such as naming themselves with “Yung”, “Lil”, etc.). Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of Yung’s, Lil’s, and artists that use dollar signs, but it can be a bit overused (I take my critique to the next level by usually making every “S” in my music a “$” and it pisses people off often). Now the bulk of the name comes from the medical term “comatose” where you are, as stated in the word itself, in a coma. In a comatose state, you are alone with nothing, but your thoughts, all you have is your mind and nobody else, you are at your most alone at that point, which is how I feel almost always. The misspelling it with a “K” instead of a “C” is another shot at rap cliches, specifically the one where you spell something wrong to look cool, but it looks illiterate… Except for mine… Komato$e looks dope as fuck.
WP-
How did the Worldlord$ come together as a group, and what does the Worldlord$ hope to accomplish as a group?
Komato$e-
WORLDLORD$ started off as MaestroKlass back in 2015, we tried recruiting a couple other people, but they left and we decided to make it a more group-friendly name, even though it is Mezzi doing a good 50% of the work. That man does not get enough props.
WP-
“Worldlord$ Vol. 1” was the first project released by the group. Are you all currently working on a follow-up project, and will it contain more songs than the first project?
Komato$e-
“WORLDLORD$ Vol. 2: Forever Immortality” should come out this November, it will have more songs than volume 1 as it will be a full-on mixtape instead of an EP-length project. The production and engineering will not be handled solely by Mezzi, I’m co-producing it and bringing on my friend Bradley Layne for a track as well, yet another underrated talent.
WP-
What about you-Is Komato$e working on a solo album or do you have any other collaborative projects in the works?
Komato$e-
Of course, I have plenty in the works. Me, Jay Myke, and SpaceGhostPurrp will be releasing a 4-track EP sometime soon, WL2 (obviously), “$adderday” is gonna drop HOPEFULLY this winter after WL2, it’ll be my debut solo LP, plenty of other big stuff in the works as well, I’m cheap as fuck so plenty of people bough EPs worth of verses off of me and those will drop soon too.
WP-
How do you feel about the state of hip hop right now?
Komato$e-
I really just don’t, honestly. I have no regard or disregard for anything going on in hip-hop/rap music, currently. There are so many scenes, so many subgenres, shit I even made my own… And people are flourishing off of it! I love it, even if I’m not at my full potential of success just yet.
WP-
Do you hope to change that for the better, and how do you plan on making that happen?
Komato$e-
There’s no doubt that even the most perfect things in life can use some improvement. I guess I am changing things for the better, some would say. I’ve developed my own subgenre, $adwave, which is a mix of a couple different things like drone, cloud rap, ambient, chopped & screwed, jus to name a few influences. I have gotten beat, threatened with death, had my girlfriend threatened with rape, and all sorts of awful things because I’m white, a bit controversial, and do not have a filter. I am one of the few white people in hip-hop to use the word “nigga” openly and while most folks surprisingly agree with my usage of the word (in a non-derogatory use, clearly, I grew up with it meaning “homie”) I do have people who disagree with it, 99% of the time in disgustingly violent ways. I get called a coon for being supportive of white people in hip-hop (apparently people don’t know what I look like) and really general acceptance. Matter of fact, fuck that, I support all people, ethnicity/skin tone doesn’t dictate shit. I jus want niggas to stop being racist!
WP-
Would you like to give everyone links to your social media pages so they can follow you? Do you have a website? What about links to your music?
Komato$e-

Really if you jus type in “Komato$e” on your Internet browser, you will get anything you need to know about me. Meko is kinda lowkey, so just hit up Mezzi for his info, but here’s our soundcloud for y’all. Thanks for having me, much love to The Write Reviews. If you support me, I love and appreciate you, however, if you don’t support me… I love and support you. I understand my art is not for everyone, but please give the WORLDLORD$ a chance at the very least, they’re all very talented.

 

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