TextGKR Iceland Airwaves

Band: GKRHometown: ReykjavíkGenre: Rap/Hip-HopPre-Season:“A lot of people want to make music but never do it. I was making rhymes and listening to beats, but I didn’t know how to make a song. I reached out to NEEDHELP, an artist I really looked up to, and I asked him, ‘Can I record a song with you?’ I didn’t know him, he just said, ‘Okay, I usually charge, but everyone deserves to get one song for free.’ I didn’t release the song, but it was okay. I kept making music and bought my own microphone. It was last February, with my single, ‘Ballin’,’ that people started to really notice me.”

Awards & Achievements:First Icelandic Rapper To Start His Career In Poland—Rapping In Iceland “I played my first gig in March at Prikið—actually, my first gig was in December in Poland, in front of a bunch of students in a culture centre. I shot my video for ‘Hello’ in Poland. After Prikið, though, I started opening for people, and the ball really started rolling. I knew I had to keep focused. I was finishing school, but then I needed to be on track with my music career.“After Prikið, I needed to know: Am I going to be good? I practiced so much. As a rapper, I’m very skilled. I practice and practice. I jump while I rap until I’m exhausted. Performing has really increased my confidence, not just socially, but with rapping too. My voice has really started to develop. It’s getting stronger, and my raps are very clean and hard-hitting. I’m really satisfied with that.