What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth:
I live in a suburban area just outside of Springfield, Massachusetts, with my mom raising me as a single mother. I knew my dad, but he didn’t seem to want to have a real relationship with our family. I had a relative as a composer and my grandmother played music by ear on the piano at age 3, so I’ve always loved music.
At what moment did you know that music was part of your life and what feelings did you have towards making an active impact with your music?
The first rap album I listened to was The Eminem Show, and instantly I became hooked on hip hop as a genre. I always used to practice my flows on his songs and try to catch the beat like he does, so quick while still enunciating. I realized I was pretty good and always had a good feel for the beat, so I started writing, and really tried to use the wordplay while still sending messages. Knowledge is power, and it can be spread.
What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?
I mentioned Em in the above paragraph, his similies and wordplay cannot be matched and I’d love him to hear some of mine. Other than him, I’d want to work with Joey Bada$$, Kanye, and Mick Jenkins. Two newcomers with great flows and speaking the truth, and Kanye was another guy I always grew up idolizing.
What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?
There are still some people in the game that are sticking to the traditional hip-hop genre, sending messages through lyrics and uniting people through great songs. Those people are just getting harder and harder to find. The mainstream rap game is getting a little cotton candy… lots of AAAA rhyme schemes, simple wordplay and lyricism, and things being called “hot” because it can get stuck in someone’s head. Some are still advancing the genre like Kendrick, Cole, I’d put Joey up there too, but there are many that are making things on the border of pop-rap.
Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?
As someone that’s just starting up as an artist, the only thing I really am excited about is working towards a debut mixtape. I have plenty of verses in the vault waiting to be recorded, so I’m excited about putting it all together.
What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?
Get recognition, complete my first tape, continue to improve lyrically.
What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?
I’d want to start playing shows, thinking about getting a record deal, and having music be a full time job for me. Make some more tapes.
If you had one song out of the catalogue you have created to show a person what song would it be and why?
Only have the one song recorded ever, so the verse to kick in the door would be the one. I think I had some clever wordplay in that song, good metaphors and similes while flowing to the beat. It exhibits my talents pretty well.
To the person who had never heard of you what is it about your music and story that you would tell them to entice them to be a supporter?
I’d tell someone that if they like real hip-hop, they’d like my raps. It’s more of a retro-ish flow than anything mainstream rappers are putting out. Something different.
If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?
Clever, lyrical, creative different, but good.
What do you bring to the game that is unique and different?
Perfect segue into the next question here, I believe that the rap game has been lacking what it used to be full of, metaphors constantly being used to tell stories, multisyllabic flows and complex rhyme schemes, it’ll truly appeal to the classic hip hop head. Kick in the door is an example of some of my creativity with lyrics and similies.
To the aspiring artist who is considering a career as a musician what lessons or advice would you give them to inspire them or to uplift them in the journey?
I would say this question hardly applies as I maybe need a little advice or uplifting, but what I can say is that no one else is yourself. If you aren’t making your kind of music then you’re doing it wrong.
What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?
I upload all of my music to here
What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?
Shoutout to Julian, first guy I ever rapped with. Hope everyone who reads gives the music a shot.