Where are you from?
What do you think of the hip hop scene in your city?
The Hip Hop scene in my city is constantly growing. From Radio Stations playing local artists in their radio mix to independent Dj’s and Artists emerging from the scene to add their own twist of music to a fan base that is constantly growing.The Music Industry is changing everyday in a creative way.
Where did your love for music come from?
My father played the Acoustic Guitar and growing up listening to him play and improvise so easily is always caught my attention. He always sat me down near him and played the guitar to me and humm some melody or sing. So I wanted to create my own music as he did.
You came from a musical family, can you expand on that?
I was born into a family of 5. Each of my family members once joined the band and played some type of musical instrument. Like my sister playing violin, to my 3 brothers playing the trumpet, drums and piano. I just fell in sync for the piano.
Can you describe your sound?
I would say my sound is exciting. I am hype but have a new mixed with the old style of flow. I would say I am versatile.
You have influences beyond hip hop that come into play in your music, what influences are they?
I would say Mos Def, Common, and John Legend. I just really love who they have become and what they stand for in the Hip Hop world. Also, 50 Cent. Shout to 50 Cent.
Who are some of your favorite artists who have influenced your style of music, and why?
50 Cent,Common, Kanye West, Eminem, Mos Def, and John Legend.
What are the main inspirations for the lyrics you write?
I move the crowd and entertain them. I make music that is fun and lively. I want to make everyone dance to my song. Move with me, live this moment with me.
What have you learned from your journey as an artist?
My passion for music is genuine and deliberate. To me, music is one of the most powerful forms of communication and through songs, you can say many things. You can say a few words, but communicate a plethora of thoughts and feelings that could not have been spoken directly. It can be a go-to source for comfort, for pain, for worship, for self-confidence, for love, and or for truth. My passion for music is reflective and sincere.
Is there a particular song that never fails to move you emotionally?
Faithful by Common. Jesus Walks by Kanye West.
Do you have any other dreams and goals in life that go beyond music?
I want to become a brand itself. I want to have multiple sources of income to reach a level of residual income. I always had a huge interest in hosting and radio/television personality. Something like a Ryan Seacrest.
What are your main inspirations right now?
Working hard to give my mom the life she always deserved to live. The house, the car, and the life she always seen her kids giving her. Where anything she desires can be hers like she deserves.
Do you have any projects in the works we can expect from you soon?
I have my Music Video for my song “Clout” on my previous EP “The Journey Into The Unknown” coming out maybe in the coming month of December. I also am working on a new project. I will shake the game up. Add a new style of music. A contagious style.
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