I’ve known Mr Morosky for a while now and wanted to give him the AirsnGraces grilling knowing that it’d be no holds barred piece that would make for an interesting read. He may not be everyone’s cup of tea but quite honestly he’s mine all day long. Enough from me, have a read and see what Kevin has to say for himself:
I’m Kevin ‘B’ Morosky. No more ‘Milly’ (formerly Kevin ‘Milly’ Morosky). I dropped the ‘Milly. ‘B’ stands for my girl who’s got some time to do.
Why’d you drop the ‘Milly’?
Because I’m an old man. I can’t be carrying on with those Militant ways any more. It’s not about getting shifted over some minor shit.
What are you passionate about?
Love and that’s it. love is connected to everything. Even to hate. Everything I do is based on love.
So what’s your hustle?
Being me. Everything I do is based on memory or what I personally feel about a situation. If I’m not feeling it I don’t try and turn it into something that’s part of what I do. I love photography but I love photography because it documents my friends and my life. I don’t ever want to look back and not remember a certain point or time of my life. That’s why I do photography, that’s why it’s important.
What do you actually do though?
Primarily I’m an image-maker. I wouldn’t say I’m a photographer. Professionally what brings in the cheddar is my art direction and creative solutions. Then there’s all the other stuff I do, I’m one half of the white kids and bounty, Gloria loves Valentine. K swiss stuff and swear stuff.
A monthly night at the ‘Old Blue Last’ in east. It’s mainly 90’s hip hop, new jack swing, garage and anything else we feel like playing. It started because we were tired of shit nights, nobody was doing what we wanted to hear so we were like ‘fine we’ll just throw our own party’. We never did it with the intention of it being the biggest party we just wanted to have a place where we could dance We didn’t care if anyone turned up.
Why are you called the white kids?
Me and the other half of the white kids Radi Dadi, both of us growing up we’ve always been interested in everything, we didn’t just love garage and R’n’B as the night might suggest, Radi’s the biggest Fleetwood Mac fan, I’m the biggest jazz fan. We were always into different things and not scared of that. Respective partners have always been from different races and we’ve always been in every single type of crowd. Along the way we got called Neeks, Geeks, Bounties, white kids. We thought, ‘fine we’ll take that name and turn it into something positive’. It’s kinda taking the piss out of ourselves but mainly and definetly the small minded. At the night there’s black people, white people, Chinese people, people from Mars, people from Venus, gay straight, transvestites all singing along to Biggie Smalls. It’s dope! That’s all we ever wanted a good vibe, all people mixing together and vibing under the music that we grew up with.
What projects are you working on at the moment?
Gloria Loves Valentine projects, Morosky T-shirts, Bounty in sweaden, Bounty news paper, My first book via Gloria Loves Valentine publishing. The book should be out at the end of the year.
What’s the book about?
It’s a relationship book. It’s a book about love and how love fails and how we treat love and how we, or I, remember love. It’s dissecting myself and fixing myself up for the next round of the next great love, the next person who comes around and blows me the fuck away. Its love documented via my photography and rants.
You’ve no qualms about laying yourself bare on the page, your blog’s pretty personal?
No cause it’s the truth. I am so not into lies or facades or people pretending. That shit will just keep you on a path that’s not your path. Then you end up in the gutter sucking dick for crack and you wonder why? It’s like: ‘I need to get a no 12 bus but I’m going to get on the 21’. Why? You needed to get the 12, like just cool out and wait for your bus. I’m just honest and I think more people just need to be honest and stop with the lying and the bullshit. Karma is real and people forget that. It’s from the smallest things to the biggest things. Even white lies aren’t that cool, just be honest especially with the ones you love. I don’t think there’s many blogs about that do what my blog does, which is really open up and be like ‘today I feel like shit’ or ‘today I got dumped and this is how I looked at it’. I think imagination has been lost, especially amongst the UK youth and I’m annoyed at it. Maybe I won’t be the one to break through and be like ‘ha ha I’m the leader of the free world’ but it might inspire.
Do you ever regret something you’ve posted?
I’m always 100%, I never back down. I’m from South Norwood.
What do you think about the current London ‘scene’?
I think it/we need to remember nothing is new. Please don’t forget there was the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s. Everyone is like ‘lady Gaga is this or that’ don’t get me wrong, I think she’s cool, I think she can perform and sing and write, she’s a G in that respect but I grew up with Grace Jones. That’s nothing new to me. I’m not trying to hate, but please don’t forget if these ‘scene’ people are still a live in 10 years time after their mutiple K overdoses, they’re gonna see it all happen again. It all repeats Nothing is new under the sun.
What inspires you to keep it moving, push it forward and make a difference?
Don’t really have a choice, it’s the only way forward. Like my grandparents didn’t come all the way over here to work so hard. Like the shit my people have been through, I don’t even know my people, have I even got my real surname? It’s that deep and it’s just like you’re alive and you’re here. Things are shit, I wish I didn’t get taxed as much as I do, I wish Mark Dupe was never, ever born but ,boy you just gotta get on with it. You to be happy but at the same time remember at the grass roots of it all certain people didn’t go through certain things to put me in the position I am in for fun. Like the world has to know my name in some form or another. Thats the least I can do.
What 3 things make you happy?
1. The Sun.
2. Sunday afternoons in Thornton Heath
3. Being understood by Mr Wells
What makes you stand out from the crowd?
There’s only one me. There’s only one me who’s had my upbringing. I remember watching Dave Chappell’s ‘Block Party’ and Jill Scott talking about Erykah Badu and she’s like ‘ but she can’t interrupt my Queendom and visa versa.’ Nobody gets that! I don’ look at the next man and be like ‘fuck I wish I could do that’. I’m like: ‘that’s heavy’ and I’ll support that all day long and then go off and do something only I can do and that I’m the best at doing. If everybody looked after themselves in that respect, just get on with their craft, their passion, it would be all jigga.
Who are you really feeling at the moment?
Always B.I.G erm Lioness, Jay Electronica, Jay Cole. Rick Ross, The Drums, Local Natives. ‘Shot by Shooter’, he does a blog where he goes around London and documents people’s style but why I’m so amazed by is he’s been doing it for over a year now and he’s got hundreds of images. In ten or twenty years time some of them people will be famous, some will be dead and he’s documented that part of London that nobody was looking at. Yael Fachler, I’m doing a joint exhibition with her.
What’s this exhibition you mentioned?
It’s called ‘Juice’ as in I ‘juiced a girl’ or juiced a boy in my case. It’s about sexual tensions, it’s about sexual urges, it’s about sexual attractions. It’s me a long side Yael Fachler. Yael’s documenting this subject in her own way and me in mine. The date is the 17th of June for a week.
Finally, what’s your stance on hype?
I’m from South and we never on a type ting. I’m not inna the hype thing unless it’s for PR of a product.
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Photo by Harry Mitchel