2016 has been a major year for Cakes Da Killa, with the New Jersey rapper finally releasing his debut full-length album Hedonism. The record spotlights the MC's spitting skills as much as it represents the real-life experiences of young people today.
Cakes recently put out a video for Hedonism cut "New Phone (Who Dis)," which is garnering loads of attention for its catchy beat and oh-too-relatable subject matter. "New Phone (Who Dis)" is all about that that boy we all have in our lives that we all need to move on from," the rapper tells us at Voodoo Music Fest 2016. "Everybody has that boy, my ex definitely knows the song is about him! [Laughs] So, yes, the boy does know and the boy was not happy."
We've definitely been there and we're very happy you put the song out, Cakes.
The adorable Englewood, N.J. native says he hopes Hedonism listeners will be inspired to have a "strong sense of self," a mantra Cakes has undoubtedly held to with after dealing with homophobia and insensitive comments from major hip-hop players:
"Hedonism is basically an experience in the transition from turning 24 to 25, loving yourself for who you are, and a big flip the bird to anybody that's saying what you can and can't do. I've always loved myself, but I think in this industry you have a lot of people telling you who you should be, how you should act, how you should talk. I had to realize, 'Whoa, I know who I am, I know what I'm about.'...I want people to get out of my music that they should have a strong sense of self, live their lives the way they want to, and realize, at one point, we're all going to die so you really shouldn't care what anyone else thinks."
Watch the full interview above for more from the rapper's Voodoo experience and below watch fellow Voodoo performer Tory Lanez explain his love for Selena Gomez: