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Flaunt Magazine Interview With Victoria Kimani & FKi 1$t
Victoria Kimani and FKi 1$T linking on an entire project is the collaboration we always wanted. With the first being one of Kenya’s biggest names and the latter being one of the most well-respected producers in hip-hop, this link up was so necessary in bridging the cultures of East Africa and America together.
Hailing from Atlanta, FKi 1$T is an artist in his own right. His endless catalog of hits include Post Malone’s “White Iverson,” 2 Chainz’ “Watch Out,” Travis Scott’s "R.I.P. Screw,” Travis Porter’s “Make It Rain,” and many more. With his unwavering love for music and effortless ability to make bangers, real name Trocon Roberts, Jr. keeps his fans fed with his own Good Gas series, enlisting some of music’s hottest artists.
The joint project is aptly titled Afreaka, where 1$T is able to return to his West African roots while Kimani steps outside of her comfort zone of traditional Afropop. The dynamic duo would record the project at his studio in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, a lucrative creative process that was much more of a vibe than work. The crazy part is, Kimani actually was born and raised in Torrance. Together, they inject the very familiar strip club culture in the A into African sounds and dialect.
The album’s lead single “Talk To Me” arrives with a cinematic visual featuring the hilarious Michael Blackson. Flaunt caught up with both Kimani and 1$T via Instagram Live to discuss the collaboration process and the impact Afreaka has on not only their own lives, but the world. Read the full interview HERE.