His current project, Kush & Caviar, captures the essence of a Chicago artist with street credibility and a track record musically that has taken him across the United States. The first song “Every Year” (produced by Boogz) released from the new project, Kush & Caviar, is a head knocking street anthem with tremendous radio appeal. Parkay also has a record with Slim The Mobster called 2 Hour Delay that has garnered appeal in major markets such as Los Angeles, Houston, and the Midwest. The Kush and Caviar project is hosted by DJ Timbuck2, which includes production by Young Chop, The Olympics, Chase Davis, Reno, Tha Bizness, and Cam of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. The next song to be marketed to radio will be the single, “Last Night” featuring French Montana.
HHW: Give us some background on yourself and what you bring to the game.
PARKAY: My style of music has been around before but this is just me delivering the same content in a different way. I bring that hustler music, that good energy.
HHW: Who were some of your early influences?
PARKAY: Guys like Jay Z, Nas … Biggie. The best, really. When it comes to Chicago artists I was around Bump J real heavy before he got his deal. I watched how he got his deal and I’ve been trying to get in a position to get mine and have my paperwork right.
HHW: What’s your take on the new wave of Chicago artists getting national attention?
PARKAY: With those young guys coming in and opening the doors, I take my hat off to those guys because they give me a chance whenever people ask, “Who’s next out of Chicago?” So I’m supporting Chicago, we look good right now.
HHW: What are three records you’d want people to hear in order to get more familiar with Parkay?
PARKAY: “Every Year,” which is my first single off this project. The one with me and French Montana, “Last Night,” is a good record, too. French flew in town and someone asked me if I wanted to work with him. I been watching everything he been doing lately, so I called my homie who rock out with French heavy and we met up and made a dope record. The last record is “I’m Me” produced by Cardo. It’s a statement record. I’m me, I’m not them so when you talk to me you speak to me in a certain way.