Kid Ink has been a part of many hit records in Hip Hop both on his own and with other artists.

In a recent interview with HipHopDX’s Editor-In-Chief Justin Hunte, the California-based artist explains what best motivates him. With so much already released in 2015, Ink says it has motivated him to better himself and his own music.

“I get most motivated when people drop albums and people do good things,” he said when asked about inspiration via a segment of today’s (May 28) DX Daily. “When I see when people do things and it gets a good review or response and I go, ‘I can do that too,’ and I can see how I can flip it better.”

The “Be Real” rapper also says that when there is a lull in releasing inspiring music, it deflates his effort a little bit. He explains that it’s also a time when he makes most of his more club-based and radio friendly singles.

“If there’s nothing happening and no one’s dropping songs like a dead silence it kind of puts me in a position to go like, ‘Aw…’ and I’m not as competitive and wanting to go it,” he said. “I’m a little bit more–not lazier on the music–but more doing radio records and doing pop-er songs. When people are releasing more competitive songs I’m in there a little bit more getting with my bars and doing it bigger on that side things. I don’t actually get envious, I just get more motivated man.”

Kid Ink released his last studio album, Full Speed in January. It peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 album chart and sold nearly 50,000 copies.

Watch the full DX Daily segment below:

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