Civil Scope: Key Glock
by Staff Editor
At what point did you realize that Hip Hop was something that you were passionate about and wanted to make a career out of it?
Key Glock: What really made me so passionate was me being so caught in the streets and not realizing what I was gifted with until people told me how much I could rap and that I need to take it serious. They would tell me that I needed to get with someone to put me in the right position. By the grace of God, Daddyo found me, reached out, took me under his wing and now we’re here.
How do you feel about your journey, thus far? Have you been able to treat friends and family to the benefits of your new lifestyle?
Key Glock: Honestly, everything I do, it isn’t just for me. It’s for my family and the people around me. What I do is to mainly help the people around me and for them to be better.
Key Glock is a pretty interesting name and one that sticks. How did you come up with it?
Key Glock: I’d say it’s half and half, from my childhood and a nickname. Key comes from part of my real name and Glock my name from the hood and the streets. I don’t want to go into too much detail, but I earned that named. [laughs]
Having family ties with Young Dolph, can you dive into how everything came about with Dolph taking you under his wing?
Key Glock: I was just playing around with music at first, but what he doesn’t know is that when his first mixtape came out, Paper Route Campaign, I was listening to it all day, everyday. I never told him I was rapping until my 10th grade year of high school, when people told me I should be taking it serious. His uncle is married to my aunt. We’ve always been around each other, but I was never the type to be like, “Hey, listen to my tape and CDs. Tell me what you think.” It was one of those things where people would tell him and Daddyo to check my material out. The funny thing is that they (Dolph and Daddyo) didn’t even know the people were talking about me.