What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.

Its in my blood. My Grandmother and my Dad were singers. I been writing poetry since elementary. I been producing since middle school and I started engineering (though I had no idea what I was doing) in high school.

Trial (literally and figuratively) and error and multiple stages of reinvention.

Provide us with some info about your latest release…

“Like A Stripper” is a ratchet love ballet about a woman attempting to seduce her man like a stripper would.

Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?

I take influence and lessons from every energy I encounter whether it be a song from 2 Chainz or a chess game in the chain gang.

In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?

I’m gonna say my music is more authentic than anyone else or that is better than anyone elses because who am I to discredit anyones art or there story. My music is the soundtrack to my life and if you ask anybody that knows me, my life gets pretty interesting. I don’t just give you the highs though. There’s mountains and valleys and lessons on how I navigated through them.

Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, The Godfather, and The American Gangster Soundtrack.



Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?

I love them both for their own energies. The studio is all about catching a vibe but the stage is all about catching a wave.

Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?

That’s what I do in my music. For instance this song “Like A Stripper was really happened. I went to a networking event with my partner O. 5ive but it was back so we leave and riding around downtown Atlanta like where should we go. He knew I had never been to the strip club so he pulled up at Goosebumps. I don’t have to tell you it was the best night of my life do I? Lol. When I told my girlfriend at the time about my night she was pissed but she wasn’t the type to beef with nobody so she put all her energy into trying to compete for my attention by giving me a strip show of her own. I wrote the song and produced the instrumental the same night.

Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?

I think all of my tracks are unique because I play with sounds and mix genres and emotions and drugs and beliefs into a bowl and get something profoundly different from what other artist are producing. I was afraid to be heard for a long time because of this but I finally realized I’m just lightyears ahead of the curve.

Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?

If all goes according to plans YouTube channel going up wit performances and videos from some of the happiest collabs you never heard. Also the video for “Like A Stripper” coming soon. Stay tuned to Last Day Deaf for the premiere. New music dropping next month and something real special coming for New Year’s.

Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…

Photo credits: Tru Hippies & Co

Curated by: Christos Doukakis

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