1.10.2017

Exclusive: Kap G Opens Up About Chris Brown & Pharrell Collaborations

Kap G is ready for 2017.

Following the release of his El Southside mixtape and hit single “Girlfriend,” the 22-year-old Mexican-American MC is prepping his next body of work.

“I’m working on a new project,” he tells Rap-Up TV. “I’m trying to figure out the name, but the music is coming out incredible…I feel like it’s just more growth. I’ve been doing this for seven-eight years, since I was a young’n. I just feel like, on this project, I got even more better. My last project, El Southside, it was major growth too, but this one is major growth.”

The new music may include a collaboration with Chris Brown, which Breezy recently teased. “He’s been rocking with me since two years ago when I had this song called ‘F.I.U,'” says Kap. “He had posted me on Instagram and he was dancing to it…I had to go to the studio with Breezy. I got to listen to some of his records too. They’re incredible. We were just working though. We did something dope.

“We did one record, just one record,” G adds. “He was finishing up a record. So we just did one and that’s why I’m tired right now…I left at 4 or 5 a.m. He’s super talented…He’s very hands-on, he’s a genius. He knows what he’s doing, he knows what he wants. He feels the music. When he’s in the booth, you can just tell that he really feels what he’s saying…I rock with him. It was incredible…When I was young, Breezy had all the girls. Still do now. It’s just crazy for me to be working with him now.”

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But Breezy isn’t the only big name Kap has been working with. He’s also been in the lab with longtime collaborator and supporter Pharrell Williams.

“We did something crazy,” says Kap. “I did a song with him, my first time ever collaborating with him. He was on my first project Like a Mexican, and on my second project El Southside, but he only produced. This is actually me and him collaborating so it’s dope. It’s incredible. That’s the big homie, but I’ve been a fan of bro since I was a young’n too. He like the G.O.A.T. Everything people doing now is really because of him. He’s the G.O.A.T.”

According to Kap, Skateboard P gave him a major compliment after their first studio session, which has stayed with him to this day.

“My first time working with him…I was just being myself and just working,” he says. “He was like, ‘You the one.’ He was just so impressed. I didn’t really know why but he was impressed. I guess, shit, I’m dope. He told me, ‘Bro, I haven’t been this excited since I was working with Clipse. Let’s get it.’ It was crazy.”

While Kap puts the finishing touches on his next project, listen to his new single “Freakin N Geekin.”