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How Strong Is a Father's Love????
We all know there is nothing like the love between a Father and his Daughters. Well, this proud father, provider, and Philadelphia-native Rapper Illadelp shares his love for his four daughters, Unique, Cherish, Kylese, and Jordan on the new hip hop track entitled, “Fathers Love” featuring Kismet Henderson. This new single is skyrocketing in views on youtube, approximately 13,573 as of October 7, 2013, and is available for purchase on all music site; itunes.com, amazon.com, play.google.com and many more under the distribution company, Red Carpet Records.
On September 24, 2013, I was able to sit down with Illadelp and Kismet to talk about their number one single and what’s next for this dynamic duo.
So you have the #1 song out “Father’s Love, topping the youtube charts, now Illadelp you on mtv.com, tell us how did this song come to life and how did this partnership happen?
Illadelp: The song came to life because I wanted to pay homage to my daughters show them that I respect them and truly care for them and to say how much I truly love my daughters. I was also inspired after hearing Nas and his song to his daughter and then Jay Z did a song about his daughter, I knew it was time for me to show off my 4 queens. Kismet came referred to me by a mutual friend and we have been working since that connection.
Kismet: When I heard the song, when it was sent to me, and listened to the lyrics. The flow came off as pure, it did not have anything negative about it. It was all about protecting and taking care of his children. On the other hand, I am a mother of 3 children and my oldest is a girl. My daughter’s father wasn’t in her life because he received a life sentences before she was born. The song touched me so much. The only thing I could think of was “Take Care of my Babies.” My children have listened to it and they love it.
So Illadelp this song is dedicated and shows the love for your daughters, why was this message so important for you to put in the universe?
Illadelp: For me it was heart-wrenching. It was almost like a life or death situation because when I listen to the music of today, I get pissed off. I am tired of hearing rappers talk about money, drugs, clothes, nothing, everything about fashion but nothing with no substances. I am a vintage hip hop lover, a lover of KRS One, Jay Z, Must Learner, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, Ludacis. What better way to create a whole new vibe then have a song with a message, make a statement. I daring to be great, I am doing it my way. I am taking a stand, and what better stand to take, then on the very vow, life-long vow, a vow that was created with my daughters. By giving this, I vow to give music that they will always be able to listen too.
Absentee fathers are a common trend among many families and have been, but with this song talking about a father’s love, what do you want people to walk away with after they hear this song?
Illadelp: Not all fathers are gone!! Not all fathers are bad!! Not all fathers are destined to walk away when the child is born!! It’s also 2 sides to this story because you have those fathers who fight to be there. There are fathers out here who want to be fathers to their kids, but because of circumstances and situations are denied that right. I am a father who loves my kids and that was the drive concept behind this song. There are fathers who will lay down their lives to raise their kids.
Kismet: I think the biggest thing with me Is consistency from both parents to be in a child’s life, both boys and girls. The song doesn’t talk much about boys, but when I wrote the hook I written in generalized it. For me it’s to express, how important it is for any mother, for the fight to say to hey,, this child needs you. How nice would it be for a child to have their fathers pick them up every day, to be consistent like I am?
What other projects do you have together and what’s next for you?
Kismet: Positive Music. We have to start a label entitled “Positive Music.” Also, A friend of mine, does comedy shows, and always looking for great, positive performances. So we are working with that person to see if we can do a couple songs before the show, sell some CDs, and just get the message out there to the world because the children are our future.
Illadelp: Postive Music as Kismet said… and all I can say is stand by, lace up your shoes because we are working.
Now both of you are unsigned artist, correct? Any prayers for going to the Major side? If so, what label?
Illadelp: I would like go mainstream. I would like to be Def Jam. I would like to be affiliated with the labels that sponsor Nas, Ludacris, and Jay Z. Anyone who works with me must understand their styles because I pattern myself after their style and work ethic, even though I add my own sense of originally when it comes to the bars. It has always been a dream of mine to be signed to a major, but the biggest challenge I see being signed is losing my creative control and that is something I can’t play with because I must operate outside of the norm. However, I would take an independent label that cuts check too.
Kismet: I would simply like a distribution deal where we could create a label to help mold younger artist and get their music out to the masses. To me, if the money is coming in comfortably, it’s about the message. I don’t need the fame, fortune, or the paparazzi, I am more concerned about making quality music and spreading
Where can ppl find you, get In touch with you?
Facebook: illadelp TwoOneFive
Facebook: Kismet Henderson