Rhythm of Love
Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Psycho K4
Meet Hiboka K Chishi, a Dimapur-based rapper who was a finalist on the Voice of Nagaland season II in 2015.
Chishi, who is commonly known by his stage name – Psycho K4, is a former member of a Dimapur rap crew ‘8mics.’
Psycho K4 with his recently founded team, “Psycho Gang Legacy,” aims to reach out to fellow artists who are at cross roads to pave ways and help them expose their talents.
Psycho k4 has also been nominated for this year’s Music Awards of Nagaland, under the Hiphop/Rap category for his recently released music video “Legacy” which was released on Oct. 9, 2019.
Read on to know more about the upcoming rapper.
Eastern Mirror: Kindly introduce yourself to those who haven’t heart of you yet.
Psycho K4: Hello everyone, my name is Hiboka K Chishi but i’m commonly known by my stage name #Psycho_K4.
I’m originally from Akuluto Town but im presently residing at Dimapur pursuing my rap career.
Eastern Mirror: When was the first time you performed on stage as a musician? And what was the experience like?
Psycho K4: The first time that I performed as a musician on stage was way back in 2015 at Hornbill Night Carnival, Bambusa.
I was quite nervous since it was my first live performance on stage but the response from the crowd gave me so much positive vibes encouraging me to venture out and explore more taking me to where I stand today.
Eastern Mirror: Why a shift from punk-rock to hip-hop?
Psycho K4: It was way back when punk rock was popular and my elder brothers and I would rock our whole neighbourhood till our throats would go dry listening and singing to “Green Day” which was our favourite and which also inspired me to start as a punk rock artist.
As time went by, Hiphop came into trend and, I started getting inspired by rappers which ultimately got me into Hiphop.
Eastern Mirror: Where do you take inspiration from when it comes to composing lyrics?
Psycho K4: I compose my lyrics mostly from my own life experiences.
Eastern Mirror: What is your venture “Psycho Gang Legacy” all about?
Psycho K4: Psycho Gang Legacy was actually formed to reach out to those fellow artists who are at cross roads to pave ways and help them expose their talents.
Psycho Gang Legacy consists of nine members but unfortunately due to the untimely demise of one of our members, brother Phatimo (Kumugha) there are eight members now.
Although our late brother is no more, with us his contributions and works will be shared with you all in the days to come. The membership is not a fixed or a limited crew. Any artists who aspire to join the crew are always welcome. 🙂
Eastern Mirror: Best crowd you have performed for till date.
Psycho K4: I don’t have a particular best crowd in my past performances, the crowds have always been the best, wherever it may be, encouraging me with their love and support.
Eastern Mirror: Which artists have been your biggest idol in exploring your profession?
Psycho K4: There are lots of rappers that have been an inspiration to other young rappers, likewise I also got my inspiration from famous American rapper G-Eazy. His hard-work and dedication is what inspires me the most, to strive forward, no matter what hurdles one may come across to reach the goal.
Eastern Mirror: A dream that you have always wanted to fulfil.
Psycho K4: My dream is to reach a certain stage in my career where I can be able to uplift and help the upcoming artists.
Eastern Mirror: Top 5 tracks in your playlist.
Psycho K4: There are lots of my favourites, here are few among them
- Far Alone: G-eazy
- A very strange time: G-Eazy
- Suicide: Lil Donald
- Loser: Dino James
- Sad Forever: Lauv
Eastern Mirror: Favourite quote.
Psycho K4: Though my dad is no more, these words he told me are always there in my mind holding me up to be who I am today, “No matter who you become, where you reach or what you achieve, always remember your roots and where you came from”