Rising Los Angeles artist Kid Ink, a 2012 XXL Freshman Class honoree, is gearing up for his upcoming debut, Up & Away. So, in support, he’s been making his rounds with the press. His latest being with KarmaloopTV.

During his chat with KarmaloopTV’s Carissa Rossi (@CARISSAROSSI), the rapper talks about some unknown facts about his life, including his days as a child actor in junior high school; attending Fairfax High in Los Angeles and some of the rappers who’ve come up from around that area; and which female artist he’d love to collaborate with.

Kid Ink also dishes on his Up & Away debut, revealing that it will have no guest features, and will be similar (in sound) to what fans have come to love about him.

Up & Away is slated for release June 12.