Living life in the backwoods of Wisconsin, KennyHoopla is bringing a modern twist to his music despite his rural surroundings.
Kenneth La’ron exudes a unique type of energy in his music. There’s shades of indie, punk and even a hint of hip hop. Each release is different from the previous and he isn’t allowing his music to be boxed into any particular style just yet. Going by the name KennyHoopla, he’s a product of the internet and his eclectic mix of influences coupled with the fact he lives in the backwoods of Wisconsin provides sonics that couldn’t have come from anywhere else.
Having been born in Cleveland and having some similar vocals, inevitable comparisons have been drawn Kid Cudi. However it doesn’t do Kenny justice to box him in so tightly when he is such a unique proposition himself. He has been patient with dropping his music but it’s worth the wait. Following the release of his brilliant new single ‘Sore Loser//’ that was premiered by Zane Lowe we caught up with the rising star to shoot him some quick questions.
You are fighting in the octagon, what song do you walk out to ?
Disorder – Joy Division.
What fact about you would surprise people?
I’m hella fire at soccer.
What does retirement look like for you in the future?
chilling in my log cabin mansion in the middle of a rain forest. Eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch on my patio//
What is your morning ritual?
I thank god for letting me live another day and pray for the work ethic to be greater than yesterday.
What movie / video game has the best soundtrack?
ATV OFF ROAD FURY.
Finish this sentence: You should never _________
SECOND GUESS YOUR GUT//
What is essential to have with you in the studio?
my notebook <3 and the right outfit.
What is the last thing you watched on netflix/youtube/tv?
A The Drums – Doc/interview.
What are you addicted to ?
getting a high/ anything that shows me an escape.
You have your own talk show, who is your first guest?
My Best friend Malik //
You are headlining Glastonbury, what are your most outrageous rider requests?
Aux Cord, Qdoba Catering, 10 Skateboards and Acid lmaoo.
The first album you bought?
Black Parade – My chemical Romance.
You can rock the stage with any act past or present, who are you choosing?