1 How was your first start in music?
Well, I first started when I was young, maybe six to seven years old. I used to sing songs for my aunts and my cousins. I always had good reactions when I sing and they always wanted me to come sing for their friends, so from there I started writing my own songs by recording them listening to myself. I joined the youth choir at Salem Baptist Church in Chicago. I started recording in the studio and started rapping and started combining the two sounds and it just took off from there.
2 Who inspires you to make music?
I can’t lie, the greats inspire me. I know it sounds cliché, but those are the ones that made me want to do this as Michael Jackson. His showmanship made me want to do the same things on stage. Like Beyonce, her work ethic, how she took her career into her own hands and inspired me. Like Jay Z, how he was able to change his life circumstances to become arguably the best in hip hop, that sort of thing inspires me not just in music, but the whole package.
3 How would you describe the music you usually create?
Well for me it’s all about the rhythm that I get because I’m versatile so I can talk about any kind of topic, so with that being said, I can tackle different topics and be myself on every track I’m on, so I call my music the best of both worlds because I can spend as much time as you want
4 How was your creative process when you were recording your single I Get It?
Well when my producer sent it to me, he yells at friend Joe Blow, it was a different kind of vibe so I wanted to approach the track with a different kind of flow so for me I always start with my melody and complete it from there. and when I put it together I came out with a sound and a fluidity that I hadn’t heard before and that’s what I’m always looking to do. Try to create a lane that has not been touched. I know there is nothing new under the sun, but it is still worth a try.
5 If you could open up to any artist in the industry, who would it be?
If it was one person I wanted to share the stage with, it would have to be Jay z. Jay z was one of those people who studied the way he raps. The way he breathed on stage. The way you hold the mic. How Jay z can control an entire stadium by standing in one place truly an MC moves the crowd Real hip hop master ceremony.
6 What is a message that you would give to your fans?
Well I don’t call them my fans. I call you my followers. To all of you who have supported me from the beginning through all my trials and tribulations. I just want to thank you. I really appreciate every stream, every view, every like, and every comment. I just want you to know that this train won’t be stopping anytime soon. When I go out and touch these cities, I’ll make sure they understand how much they mean to me.
7 What was the best advice you’ve ever been given?
It was the seven peaks that proper preparation prevents poor performance and that is something I have learned to live by. The more prepared you are for things, the easier it will be to deal with them. That is why I always try to be properly prepared.
8 If you could change one thing about the industry, what would you change?
I don’t think anything will change because that’s not the world we live in. You have to learn the game and find a way to win, that’s life in general. I don’t even want my mind to think that if it weren’t for this it would be like this, no, this is what it’s supposed to be, so I’m going to make it work for me.
9 How has it been working with your management, the Queen of networks and your label in the world of entertainment and your boy?
Oh wow, it was amazing when I met my manager, the Queen of the networks. She asked me what I wanted to do and I explained what I wanted to achieve and from that moment she began to give me the tools I needed to achieve my goals. I am so blessed to have someone like her in my corner. When I met your boy, it was the same. He was already a fan of mine and I was a fan of what he was doing. So once we met it was mutual respect. We started to work and put everything together in such a great way that it has been amazing working with both of us and us. just starting out, we’re really going to tackle culture.
10 What’s Next for You?
Well we have a remix on the way, I get it with a couple of guest appearances that we are not going to talk about at the moment. I have several projects to come out. I have my platform to address culture. I have my radio show on Philly Jamz 95.3 FM. I’m the A&R at Stackin Up Entertainment and so much more, just stay tuned, we’re working.