Did you know that Kid Quill got his start in music by challenging friends to rap battles in the basement of his house? As the story goes, it wasn't until his friend later posted the video showcasing KQ's talents to YouTube that the Indiana-native began taking his craft seriously, eventually deciding to pursue music full time.
Now, the 24-year-old rapper is a budding hip-hop/pop star with three studio albums under his belt. After dropping his debut album in 2016, Kid Quill released his sophomore LP, 94.3 The Reel, where he spent the year as support on national tours for artists like Devvon Terrell, SoMo, Skizzy Mars and Bryce Vine. Jealous? Because same.
His latest album, Sunset Diner, is yet another smash, and is sure to pull on any fan's heartstrings upon first listen. Take track one, “Meet Me at Sunset,” for example—which is a cinematic gem that sets the tone for for the rest of the 12 songs on the album.
Before Kid Quill kicked off his headline US tour on September 15th, he had a few places he wanted to hit up while on the road. Although the tour can be hectic, he predicts that his downtime will be spent eating burgers in Minneapolis, going to Drake’s studio (fingers crossed), and relaxing in his old stomping grounds with family.
Check it out his photos below and make sure to track the “Make A Wish” songster on BandsInTown to stay up-to-date on his dates this touring news!
Iʼm gonna try and find Drakeʼs studio, and see if I can get a beat from 40.
Sweetwater Tavern. Have ate there every time weʼve played. BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD >
We booked an Air BNB down the block from the venue while we were working on the album. Made 3 of the songs off the album that weekend. Would love to go back to spark some creativity. And then find a way to go to Haroldʼs Chicken Shack.
Shout out the Lansing Lugnuts for having me throw out the first pitch on Beer Olympics night. Took home a bronze medal.
Probably the 5-8 Club or a spot that serves a Juicy Lucy. Itʼs a burger with cheese melted inside the middle. A Minny staple, theyʼre insane.
Cliche, but probably a dispensary haha.
HIKE HIKE HIKE. Get the blood flowing. Donut Falls is supposedly a really cool, tranquil place. Would love to go there.
I hereby challenge DeʼAaron Fox to a game of H.O.R.S.E.
SALSA AND BEER. Itʼs our favorite place to eat every time weʼre out there. Itʼs the type of place where thereʼs always going to be a wait. Weʼre so obsessed that my creative director, BJ, has joked about getting the logo tattooed lol.
Don Jose’ Mexican Food. Itʼs that gas. Last time we were here my homie Connor had a meal so hot his face was sweating haha. “Top 3 burrito all time.”
Dylanʼs BBQ Saloon. Yes, if you canʼt tell by now Iʼm a foodie. Tell Guy Fieri I said what up doe.
I saw this museum there called the Levine Museum of the New South. Itʼs about post-civil war history and social change. Would love to visit and learn more. I enjoy history, and I donʼt get to do it enough.
Iʼd honestly just do the whole tourist thing. Would love to see my boy Abe and the other memorials.
Itʼs a tradition that we eat at the Roosterʼs there. The wings are fire, we get the same thing every time.
Pappyʼs Smokehouse. If you know, you know.
When I get to the venue, I will look for the closest bar with live music. Iʼm going sit at the bar, drink a whiskey on the rocks, and be tempted by the appetizers.
Landmark Diner. One of my favorite foods is a Monte Cristo, and the best one Iʼve ever had in my life was at this establishment. It was a super late night though so judgement was hazy, wanna sit down and give it a real taste test. If youʼve never had a Monte Cristo, trust me. Dip it in maple syrup.
Whenever Iʼm in Iowa I have to eat at Tasty Tacos or Zombie Burger. Itʼs a must.
Two words. Cheese. Curds. Maybe the Old Fashioned or Whatever store close by the venue that sells them is where Iʼm going.
Thatʼs home for me, so Iʼm pulling up on my family and checking in on em. Mom, Dad, sister, Grandma, homies.
I plan to hit up the original Primanti Bros. The chain restaurants are cool, but 100% donʼt taste as good as the OG. I just scrolled up and realized all of my stops are mostly food, but Iʼm just gonna embrace that and finish strong.
“Blue Slide Park. I have an interlude dedicated to Mac on my album. I’ve never been and would love to go.”
Felipeʼs in Cambridge. We stop there every time. Burrito. Fire.
Thereʼs a Greek food stand down the street from the Grammercy Theatre. Iʼd have to find a way back to that truck because the gyro is insane. I literally went on google maps just to find it rn lol.