What drew you to the music industry?
Growing up I sung in the chor at my church. My father was one of those old school hip hop heads who played all the old school music who made sure I was very diverse.
Who are you inspired by?
I'm inspired by people who are themselves and will give everything in their body to get to where they want to go. You don't have to be rich or famous to inspire me. Women raise 5 6 kids on her own. That inspires me.
Please explain your creative process?
My creative process mainly comes from vibes. Whatever is going on in my life or stories people tell me drive my creative process. I could have a regular conversation with someone and whatever they said could have sparked and idea or given me a melody or flow I would like to run with. In better words living life sparks my creative process.
What an average day for you?
An average day for me is being with my family. My kids are the driving force behind my life. I have two babies who keep me on my toes. After a day full of crazy stuff they do I work a 9 to 5. I know artist make it sound like they hustle 24 7 or sell all the drugs in the world I'm not one of those guys. I work a real job to provide for my kids the right way.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
You'll find all kinds of meanings in my music because they are based on real life. Sometimes I'll come direct other times it might have came from a story or something someone put on my mind. You'll have to listen to the music to get a better understanding but sometimes I do have hidden meanings in my music.
Do you collaborate with others ? What is that process?
Yes I collaborate with others. So far don't have to many main stream features but the ones
I do have. One was sent to me had a hook on it I came up with the verses. The other I came
up with the hook & I sent it out. Everyone works different. I like the old school process have a person meet you at the studio and you come up with everything from scratch. Those are always the best songs and memories.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
My favorite part is being creative and competitive. You never know what you'll say or how you'll say it. Something different comes out every hook every verse. Sometimes things might be centered around the same thing but it's always different. The competitive part is what drives me. Comparing songs. Talking about what's a hit what's not. What people like what they dont. What I hate about this line of work is how fake people are and how people are always trying to use you. People will lie to you in your face and on the internet. If they can't get something out of you they not trying to be cool so don't waste your time.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
Yes it's been times I've drawn complete blanks on songs I perform all the time. You have to focus in and try to remember a certain part or word to get back to performing. Key thing is to never stop or look nerves it'll come back.
Tell me about your favorite performance venue?
My favorite so far was a place in Indianapolis Indiana. Was big and had a bunch of people in it. Was clean got a great home feel and awesome crowd reaction. One of the nicest I've been in
so far across the country.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your foosteps?
Never give up. Stay consistent. Friends and family aren't your audience. Not everyone you think who should support you will. This is a long lonely journey. Only way to win is to stay focused and keep grinding.