Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, upcoming songwriter Kiari Barnes who goes by the stage name KiddxSurge a.k.a The Surgeon just released his new single Knock Knock on all streaming platforms! Surge recalls creating the record Knock Knock while sitting in the house one day thinking "What if the police run in right now? What are you gon' do?" This thought led him to look through beats until he found a grungy one to fit his vibe.
This song is inspired and sponsored by Scuba Squad Extracts, who currently has the best thc diamonds on the West Coast. Surge says he was aiming to release a single that would be an anthem for all the hustlers and corner boys across the world. The early days of just rapping, being bored in the house, and hanging out on the corner smoking while listening to instrumentals started something much more. Getting positive feedback from friends and people in the neighborhood encouraged Barnes to pursue taking music more seriously.
"She throwin' ass, I make it rain, like my name is Travis Scott."
KiddxSurge's inspirations are J.Cole, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Juice WRLD, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, etc. He has also opened up for artists like Lil Webbie, Trizzy Track, etc. He has performed at many festivals showcasing his talent as well as throwing his own 4/20 event every year. Barnes started making noise after the breakout release of his single Stay Back and another called Reloaded, both of which he has shot videos for.
Surge says his plans for 2022 is to not become the biggest artist in SoCal, but in the world. Even though KiddxSurge is from Chicago, he is currently living in San Diego, California. He plans on creating many more visuals and networking with a lot more artists and fans in the music industry this year.
Personally, I loved how catchy this song was! His rapping style and bars reminded me of 21 Savage, so I really enjoyed it. Stream Knock Knock by KiddxSurge on all platforms if you haven't heard it yet!
Written by Vy Truong, @avocavy on IG