With album titles like No Child Left Behind, The Dream Walker, and his upcoming project, Believing in Forever, it’s easy to tell that Devine Carama’s music stands for more than simply putting slick metaphors together. But when you get to not only listen to his compositions, but also watch his actions, you realize that when he stands for something, he moves for it too.
Representing Lexington, Kentucky, Carama, in between releasing The Dream Walker in January and his upcoming effort in October, set up a not-for-profit foundation called “Believing In Forever” with the goal of providing positive outlets for children. Last week he gave away two separate $250 back-to-school scholarships to two middle school students who won his “Stop The Violence” essay contest, and this week Carama delivered a barrage of bars in “Nicest MC You Never Heard About,” the first single off of the project bearing the same name as his foundation.
Carama is a busy man with two 12-year-old daughters, and also organizes several long-running events in Kentucky, but he took the time out to talk to me about the goal and themes behind the “Believing In Forever” organization and album, Worldstar Hip Hop, violence in Chicago, and more.