1. What’s your government name? And how old are you? Give the people a little background about you, who you are, where you from etc…
Well, my name’s Kyle David Gobern. I’m 22 years old and a Cranston, Rhode Island native.
2. Where did it come from and why did you choose it?
To be honest I’ve had about 3 different aliases before sticking to the one I hold now. I ultimately wanted a title which could represent myself as well as other who indeed did share the same “Passion”. My style and vocal projection often mirrored the definition listeners give to one who is very passionate about his craft, so Passionate MC fit very well. For when publicly speaking such emotion and conviction is needed to get your point across effectively. Besides, “Passionate MC” worked extremely well with the search engines because only my work would display in the results.
3. How did you get into the game?
I official made my start in October of 2008′. Thanks to my best friend “Marty McFly”. He pushed me to give it all a try and the odds seemed to have been in my favor. Thanks to the help of Canibus I really was able to break through into the Underground scene and establish a name for myself.
4. So why do you rap? Is it like a hobby or a career move?
To be honest… that is a question I have a hard time answering. I bounce back and forth between thoughts of making it into a career like I had originally set out to do… but the way Hip-Hop is these days discourages such efforts. I won’t lie, I’ve accomplished a great deal in such a short amount of time but as a perfectionist it’s never enough. I’m never satisfied with my work nor the social status in the scene. Hopefully I can one day turn this into a career but until then it’s only a hobby for me. Either way I will always deliver my passion in it’s rawest form, that’ll never change.
5. Who inspires you/Who is your favorite rapper?
I gained the majority of my inspiration from Canibus, who also is my favorite MC. His subject matter and creativity was what I could relate to most back in the early 90’s. I probably learned more from him than the majority of my teachers in High School. I’m glad to have be able to work with him and now consider him a friendand mentor of mine. Much respect.
6. What are you trying to bring to the game?
What I try to bring to the game is simple, GOLDEN ERA!!!! I just want the younger kids to experience what I did growing up. Artists in their prime like DMX, Big Pun, Canibus, Eminem, Big L etc. During the Golden Era Hip Hop was pure, raw, uncut. There was an unmatchable intensity back then. Now it’s like everything has gone soft and dumbed down. The only forum right now that I feel upholds that Golden Era standard is the battle scene. URL, KOTD, etc you’ll see lyricists compete with some cutting edge material and creativity. I plan to enter such an arena when time and opportunity is right.
7. What’s your favorite song or project you ever came out with?
Every verse is like a child of mine so it’s hard to choose a favorite. If I had to tell you which one was the most important, it would definitely be the song “What I Am”. I feel that my style there appealed to a broader audience while still staying true to what I do as a lyricist.
8. You got any projects coming out in the near future? If so, what are they?
My last project for a while has been in the works. Be on the lookout for that. “Passion: The Force Within” COMING SOON!
9. And finally, where can people find you at?