What first got you into music?
What got me into music was my family. We used to have these big parties and music and food were two vital parts of those parties.
Who inspired you to make music?
A lot of the greats inspired me Micheal Jackson, Harold Melvin, Curtis Mayfield, Steve Wonder, the Ojays, Marvin Gaye the list goes on but all of the amazing artists that made art for the soul.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Soulful, sophisticated ignorance. Relatable, meaningful. Real. Music that can stand the test of time.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Right now I would love to work with Hitboy, J Cole, and Kendrick. I have an amazing record with Big Krit produced by Kreatev out of ATL and also Cleo Sol I would love to do a record with her or produce one for her.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Big Krit, Russ I would open for anyone that is doing things on a higher level than me. I’m a student and I want to grow as much as possible so its a lot of artists I wouldn’t mind blessing the stage before they came on
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Don’t fear anything and if you do something do it with passion and give 100%. Also, nothing comes or changes without sacrifice it is vital in any process.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
For some its made things easier and for some it made it hard. I think as an A&R it’s easier to find talent and for an artist, it has made it harder because now it’s so many ppl creating, and technology is making it easier and easier for ppl to create. All in all I try to find the balance of it all and make the best of it. If I was to complain about it then Im wasting time by not finding a solution for it.
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Curtis Mayfield is a favorite, rest in peace Burt Bacharach a lot of the musicians I admire have passed but it’s still a few here Adrain Younge is definitely one of those ones also. Kenny Gamble of Gamble and Huff
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
My dad, told me to do what will take care of me now to do what I love later. To this day that was the greatest advice I have ever received.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
I would change pay to play I think that is the worst thing in the music industry some of the best art is not heard or seen because some don’t have the funds to help spread the art. I feel like if its dope it should be blasted and if you believe in the artist help them it shouldn’t be about how much they can give you. Pay-to-play is a vulture tactic.
What’s next for you?
This year Im dropping every month so right now I’ve released or featured on a few records so far this year ( Cat 5, Another Day by Ceno Rudeboy, HOF by 99XXL, Step Correctly, Yesterday). My goal is to shoot more visual content with plans for a tour soon my music has a major feel and I know I can be a major artist but I love my independence so building my catalog and fan base will always be a part of what I’m doing. With my production, I would love to get involved in Synch more but one thing at a time.