Rising Music Star K Sos of The Hoy Polloy: “We’ve got to take the money out of politics or we will all be in great trouble”

We got to check the corporations, and take the money out of politics. If we fail to do neither in this next election, we will all be in great trouble, not only to our democracy but to freedom as we know it. I had the pleasure to interview K Sos of the Band The Hoy Polloy. […]

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We got to check the corporations, and take the money out of politics. If we fail to do neither in this next election, we will all be in great trouble, not only to our democracy but to freedom as we know it.

I had the pleasure to interview K Sos of the Band The Hoy Polloy. Miami-based The Hoy Polloy has linked up with globally recognized Hip Hop artist, Jadakiss, and daughter of legendary DJ Kid Capri, Vina Love, for their new single,“Dangerous.” Known primarily for their rock music, The Hoy Polloy boldly turned a page, venturing into the hip-hop arena in 2018. They debuted their first hip-hop album, No Pressure, and soon after joined the 24-city U.S. & Canada, Trust The Process II: Undefeated Tour, with rapper Ace Hood. Their resume also boasts opening appearances for Ludacris, Redman and Method Man, Pepper, Project Pat, GZA, The Lox, and Talib Kweli. Their new single “Dangerous” is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify and SoundCloud.

Thank you so much for joining us K Sos! Can you tell us a story about what made you want to become an artist?

When I was a kid, my cousin, Robbie Hardkiss, was a house DJ who used to come to visit us for like one night every few months. He would come to have dinner with my family, and then go spin all night at a club in Ybor City. He would often show up with blue hair and always had the hottest women on his arm. I also knew that he had taken the road less traveled, and that was first-hand inspiration enough for me to do the same.

Can you share the most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your music career?

After a wild show in Reno, NV I had to be rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night with a pinched nerve. Meanwhile, my other bandmates witnessed a man jump off the top of our hotel and commit suicide. Nevada is a crazy state.

Can you tell us about your new single, “Dangerous?”

Dangerous embodies the feeling people want to get when they come to Miami. They want to believe everyone here is partying all the time, and life is no worries and carefree. While it couldn’t be farther from the truth, we wanted to give them a summer jam that accompanied their expectations of our town.

Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?

Spending a weekend recording and hanging out with Les Nubians here in Miami was one of the coolest experiences of my life. Not only are Helene and Celia two of the most down to earth talented people I’ve ever met, but I learned a lot by being in their presence. I’m also an unofficial member of the Les Nubians Kayak team now.

Which people in history inspire you the most? Why?

All the great civilizations have their allure to them. Whether its Egypt or Rome (they first Hoy Polloy album is called “On the Way to Rome” and the last NOC album is called “Romans”), cultures who have achieved great heights and stood the test of time throughout history are always fascinating. My favorite story is Beowulf though, the Old English tale of histories most badass warrior.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

First, you don’t need success to bring good to the world. We bring a positive message with our music and with our interactions with others. We have done volunteer work with the Little Lighthouse Foundation, playing songs for sick kids in the hospital as well as participated in events benefiting the Humane Society and our own community of Miami Shores.

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger.

We got to check the corporations, and take the money out of politics. If we fail to do neither in this next election, we will all be in great trouble, not only to our democracy but to freedom as we know it.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

You must do what you love. I don’t love every aspect of being a musician, but I always love making music. Whether it’s the single or a song, no one will ever hear it is my passion, and it’s important to follow what you love for the right reasons. Money is not one of those reasons.

What are “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

1) Success in music takes longer than you ever could have imagined

2) Most people in your field aren’t that friendly and instead of true collaboration or “the music” only care about getting paid.

3) Talented people don’t always rise to the top, and you must hook people with something they fall for, and fall for hard.

4) No one is going to help you along the way, so be prepared to do it all yourself

5) Always pursue every opportunity you can to share what you do with people. You never know what a person is going to provide the opportunity you are looking for.

Is there a person in the world whom you would love to have lunch with, and why?

Cedric Bixler-Zavala of ATDI & Mars Volta fan. He & Omar are my all-time favorite musicians. That would be for selfish reasons because I would love to ask them tons of questions about the music they make; there is nothing like it; they are the Zeppelin of our time. But someone should probably sit down with Jeff Besos and ask him why he is wasting a billion dollars a year on space travel and his employees can’t even get adequate bathroom breaks. Why are we trying to go to another planet when we have an imperfectly beautiful planet to save right here on earth.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

@TheHoyPolloy on everything. Stay tuned. Lots of exciting things ahead.

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