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Kaboose has dominated the scene with the expectation of his freshman release "Innersection" through Fly Away Records in April 2004.  The album featured guest appearances by artists such as Braille, Elias, Sev Statik, and more. Innersection has been deemed a must have by true hip hoppers and spins continually in CD players and turntables. If you have not heard Kaboose, you cannot call yourself a true lover of hip hop, he will make you abandon your favorite mcees.


What made you to start rapping and who was involved?


I have listened to Hip Hop for most of my life. But it wasnít until my sophomore year of College that I wrote my first rhyme. I was in my dorm room and I felt a tugging on my heart to write the words down on paper that were in my head. The Holy Spirit was involved ;) Three people that have helped me tremendously along the way were, Sev Statik, Jendor, and Luke Geraty.


How did you hook up with Fly Away Records?


The first time talking to Mike from Flyaway was through their Independents Compilation. I had hit him up to see if I still had time to submit a track. It was after they received the submission that we talked a little bit more. They seemed to be feeling my music. So we kept talking and building, and not to long after that they showed a lot of interest in wanting me to be a part of the label. So that is where I now reside, with the Flyaway family.


What is your favorite song off Innersection?


I would have to say my favorite song is: One Step & Every Last Breath. Something about those two songs get me. Those two songs are so real in my life, it took one step, a hard step that I had to take in order to find Christ, and now every last breath belongs to him. He gets all the Glory and Praise.


What artists are featured with you on Innersection?


The album features: Sev Statik, Braille, BoomBox Titans, Obstacle, and my Scribbling Idiot family: Justme, Cas Metah, and Elias. On the Production tip it features: Garlic Brown, Sirroc, Playdough, Stro, and Muneshine.


What are you currently working on?


Currently, I got a project with my man Obstacle from LA. Our crew is called: ďSentimentalĒ should be some very good stuff. I donít think people are ready for Obstacle; this cat is very niiice with his.


What is your favorite song off your next project?


Well, we donít have everything finished, so I would have to pick a track called ďShow & TellĒ at this moment in time.


What artists have you not worked with but would like to?


I would love to work with artists such as:  ManChild, The Procussions, Ahmad, Tonex, Timothy Brindle, J Silas, A.D.F. and Mark J.


What do you see for yourself in the next five years?


Wow, thatís a tuff one. I hope to still be doing music, but on a bigger level. I see my family in a house and probably one or two more kids. I hope to be part of an inner city ministry. I know for sure Iíll be a basketball coach. I see my wife and sons and I doing ministry together.


What do you feel is the toughest part of the music industry?


Iím still new to the industry, so I will have to pass on this one. Give me another year for this one.


What would the ultimate reward for you be?


The ultimate reward for me would be to hear the Lords voice saying I am very proud of you my son!


Who do you feel is your biggest influence and why?


I would have to say my mom, because it was just me and her when I was growing up. We have been through so much together and she has helped me so much. She never gave up on me and always believed in me. She is one of my best friends and some one that I look up to.


If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?


I would replace the hate with more love. There is too much hate in this world.


If you could have one superhuman power, what would it be?


I would honestly want to be like Spiderman. He is the freshest.


What is the worst job you have ever had?


That would have to be this factory job I had, because it was the third shift and it was hard to stay awake.


What can we expect from you in the future?


More Music! A lot of solo stuff as well as side projects.


Any Last Words?


Thank you for the opportunity to do this interview. For those who havenít copped the Innersection album, please pick it up and let me know what you think. Peace and Blessings.


For more information on Kaboose check out http://www.kaboosemusic.com 


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