Local rapper Kurlzzz is a part of the huge hip hop scene in the Coachella Valley. I recently saw him perform at The Hood Bar and Pizza in Palm Desert, and was amazed at how he was able to combine tight beats with a flow that was both funny and serious flow. Check out his song “Ice Cream” on all streaming platforms. (Warning: explicit lyrics.) Roos is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his (rather brief) answers.

What was the first concert you attended?


What was the first album you owned?


What bands are you listening to right now?

Twenty One Pilots.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

BTS (the Bangtan Boys).

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?


What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?


What’s your favorite music venue?

Bart Lounge in Cathedral City.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

“Bop bop gimme top top on the low low,” “Bop,” by Kurlzzz, featuring Chardonnay, Shane Francis and bennubyrd.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Wiz Khalifa. I saw what he did, and knew I wanted to be 10 times better than him.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

Nipsey Hussle: “Looking back at your life, would you do anything differently?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

E-40, Revenue Retrievin’: Night Shift.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Ice Cream” by Kurlzzz. (Scroll down to hear it; warning: explicit lyrics.)

Matt King

Matt King is a freelance writer for the Coachella Valley Independent. A creative at heart, his love for music thrust him into the world of journalism at 17 years old, and he hasn't looked back. Before...

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