Houston artist Kirko Bangz speaks on ushering in melodic rap, music w/ Drake, R&B album, going indie

Lalaa Shepard
1 min readFeb 9, 2024

“In life you gotta turn them emotions off and keep going and keep progressing” ~ Kirko Bangz

Houston, Texas legend Kirko Bangz makes his debut on The Progress Report Podcast with Lalaa Shepard and DJ eXeL to speak about getting into music in college and going viral on Facebook, being raised by a single mother and oldest child of 3, background in sports, ushering in melodic rap but not receiving recognition, looking up musically to Lil Wayne and Eminem and constant comparisons to Drake, Texas OGs embracing him, issues with his former record labels and going independent, supporting female artists, and his latest R&B album titled, ‘CallMeKB’.







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