HCM. Where are you from?
BKeys is from Memphis, TN and Yung I.V. is from Chicago, IL.
HCM. When did you start making music and taking it serious?
BKeys has been doing music since middle school with being in the band most of his life he just gravitated towards it and began writing at an early age. After leaving college at the end of 2017 he moved in with his big cousin Yung I.V. got him to get behind the mic because he saw his potential when they used to freestyle over his beats. Me(Yung I.V.) didn’t start taking music truly seriously until after I drop my first project The Playmaker and I saw the reaction from people because that project was truly made to help BKeys practice on his engineering.
HCM. How do you feel about the present state of the music industry?
At the moment right now music is very fluid and there is a lane for just about anyone. If you think an artist is trash or is not good at there craft there is somebody somewhere who is bumping that artist like they Drake or Future. So for us we trying to come with a whole different sound to differentiate from anyone else cause we want to have lasting careers in the music industry.
HCM. Today’s music seem to be about collaborations with the “hottest” artist out. Who would you want to work with on a project? And why?
Yung I.V.: For me I’d have to say Wiz Khalifa would be the artist I could see myself having the perfect collaborations with because I model my career after his. Just carving a path for yourself for you and your team to eat. Man thats cold blooded.
BKeys: I would have to say Kodak Black because I know I’ll make a fire beat for that studio session and I know he’ll kill it.
HCM. What are you currently working on and how can the people find you?
We recently just dropped our collaboration album Twin Cousins which can be found on all streaming services https://songwhip.com/album/bkeys/twin-cousins on either BKeys or Yung I.V. pages. You can follow us on IG @bkeys.bonafide @_yungiv and Twitter @bkeysbonafide @_YungIV. We are both working on our solo albums at the moment due to drop later in the year.