Our Scandinavian identity is founded on values and driven by storytelling. Together with Oscar Jacobson, we’ve gathered eight personalities that innovate our times within music, movies, food, and interiors.
K-phax, real name Keith Birongo, released his debut EP ”Thunderstrm” in March this year. It’s compelling stuff – the initial steps in a long journey.
What do you do and what have you done?
— I’m a local Danish rapper who has been working hard to promote the next wave in hip hop.
Is there any background story behind your artist name?
— My original name was Keith Facts. One day I couldn’t login to my Soundcloud profile, so I created a new one and named it K-phax.
What does your background mean for you as a storyteller?
— I get to know things from multiple perspectives. I’m a person who was not born here, but at the same time a person who considers himself Danish in a way. It’s complicated in many ways but some of the struggles I have been through with my identity have helped with my song writing.
How would you define yourself as an artist?
— I’m a rapper who does a bunch of different music.
In what situation do you feel the most inspired and what inspires you?
— I’m always inspired – by speeches, the weather and the different energies I see around me.
How important is your appearance for your ability to convey your message?
— It is everything. I need to look good, to feel good.
What values do you most value in others?
— Kindness and ambition.
How important is your Scandinavian identity?
— As a musician, I do not necessarily sing about it, however I use it in my business in a way.
What is your next step as an artist?
— Become the greatest to ever do it.