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.
When I was young about 10 years old I had a cousin I really looked up to. He would bring over his cds and let me borrow them. From then on out I was addicted. I remember listening to cypress hill for the first time thinking “wtf!” I’d learn all the lyrics but not quite understand what they were talking about, but I would generally memorize them Fast and it just continued that way until I hit about 13. I started writing to mainstream instrumentals that I enjoyed hearing on the radio then linked up with a few friends in my neighborhood and during high school, we eventually formed a hip hop group that lasted until about the time we hit our early 20s. We were horrible, well most of us lol but we had a decent following because a lot of us had a good amount of supportive friends. Two of the members left the group which left me as the only vocalist with two producers. Eventually we all went our own separate paths and this is where I am right now; making the music I enjoy listening to.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
My latest release is actually produced by Brucey B who was a part of the original hip hop group I was in. So there’s a lot of history there. We frequently collaborate and are working on album together and this is just one of the styles of music we make. The story behind it is during the time I made it I was dating a fashionista who smoked copious amounts of marijuana. I mean I don’t think I ever saw her stop. She was a failed designer that had a taste for a scandalous life style and that shit tore me up and this was one of ways it came out.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Musically, I don’t have many influences. I try not to listen to the same stuff too often because I feel it affects the way I make music. If I do come across a song/artist that I like a lot, I will want to make something similar because of the influence its style has on me which I’m not a big fan of because I feel it’s important to have your own sound and always come original as possible.
Non-musically, any of my close friends or family members that are constantly pushing themselves to reach their goals on the daily. It’s probably the only thing that makes me want to be a better individual.
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 don’t think that my sound differs from the rest of the genre related artists as much. I feel I can be categorized in more genres. Most of my songs are very different from each other but normally have a hip hop base. You should listen to my music cuz it’s fuckin dope and nobody knows who I am and you should find out first before everyone else does cuz that’s what cool people do right?!?!?!. My sound has been described as Cormega meets Atmosphere which is basically underground meets East cost hip hop.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Canibus – Rip The Jacker
Cormega – the true meaning
Kendrick Lamar – to pimp a butterfly
Books- graphic novels only
Batman – The Dark Knight
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
Both are great. The feeling of putting down a slamming track in a small amount of time with a partner in the studio is equally as dope as walking off stage and having people talking to you after about an incredible performance.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Unique not yet, funny of course. If I could count the amount of times I’ve been announced as ‘smitty‘ instead of spitty for Christ sake SPITTY the sequel God damnit! Get the name right! There’s more but (my girl will be editing this so ima stop there).
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
Unfortunately, my most unique music has yet to be released but for now I’d say High Designer is a fairly unique sound as far as what’s coming out now. The reason being is I couldn’t think of another song that sounds like it and that is in general what I’m going for.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
For the rest of the year I’ll be releasing a single with a video every month- so be on the look out.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Do you think Superman could beat Batman?
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