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Family stepped into the LIFTOFF at the Power 106 studios with the L.A. Leakers Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk to discuss his comeback with his brand new album ‘ALIVE’. Kid Ink will hold a Leakers title as being the first artist to bless the freestyle series when he blessed the mic back in 2017 and now Ink is finally comfortable in his seat to reflect on his career and the success and experiences he’s had throughout the years.
During the in-depth conversation, the “Red Light” rapper shares that he doesn’t quite feel he gets the respect from the industry, not necessarily his fans, for the hits that he’s created and also details his experience with past label deals that did not give him much freedom with his thoughts. Ink tells the Leakers, “It’s stuff that I don’t necessarily, like, care about and lean on, and make it hurt my creative, but, yeah, I would like to be nominated for something.”
Speaks on his introduction into the game with his 2012 XXL appearance, but while his career didn’t seem much movement, Ink diligently worked to put himself in the right places and shares that his come up in the game was met with a lot of hope and some let downs. Ink details working with the late Nipsey Hussle on Hussle’s first debut single “Bullets Ain’t Got No Name” and although it seemed to be a promising moment, Ink reveals that it was a steady grind to come into his own.
Ink goes on to speak on his new champagne brand, his new journey as an independent artist, and possibility of putting his old music on streaming platforms.
Check out the full Leakers interview below!