What drew you to the music industry?
What drew me to the industry is the fact that you get to voice your opinion and be heard. I have the opportunity to speak from my point of view and everybody listens. No matter the topic, I like to speak and make people feel good. I like people to know what’s going on in my life and understand me by listening.
Who are you inspired by?
There are a lot of people who inspire me honestly, I’ll briefly give my top 3 tho. Jay Z, LeBron James and Chris Brown. All 3 of those guys came from nothing using there pure talent and the resources around them they became great. They influence a lot of people out here by being multitalented. Then also as a youth my dad and his friends used to bring me to the studio with singer, songwriter and producer “Harold Lilly” while growing up in Richmond,Va. Then later on through my dad I got to meet another producer/Rapper by the name of “Michael Millions” he’s another OG enthusiast from my city and everybody respects him.
Please explain your creative process
My creative process is based off the lifestyle I live or the vibes I’ve been around the past week. Say for instance if I’ve been out having a lit week, I’m on vacation out LA.. ima go to the studio and just let everything flow off my chest about what I just experienced. Or if I’ve had a hard time or a busy week I’ll try to make a more logical effort into what I’m writing like trying to use puns, similes and references.
What’s an average day like for you?
An average day for me is managed by me, I strive to be my own boss and I just either write music during the day and/or go out to eat with some females. That’s mostly how I vibe if I’m not on a movie set in the area because I do background acting for major production companies. I’ve been in multiple films on Netflix, PBS, Showtime, and others movies with some screen time.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
II wouldn’t say there’s a hidden message in any of my music. Everything is pretty straight forward I don’t have anything in my life I need to hide I want the fans to know everything I’m doing and hear me out that’s why I’m doing this. To be heard is the motive.
Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?
I collaborate with a few others, I have multiple songs I’ve featured on. I don’t usually except features on my song unless we have the same energy. It’s not like I’m cocky but I just like to have fun and be real On the track. The creative process is real chill, a slight chief session with the homie while listening to the beat and then magic happens it’s easy foreal.
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans?
I interact with fans by responding when they give me compliments, I’ll take a few pictures here and there. I’ll even repost what my fans tag me in.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
My favorite part about this line of work is being able to be your own creative engineer like being original to your soul but different to the world because they haven’t felt you before. My least favorite part about the music is everybody isn’t going to like what you put out but it honestly doesn’t phase me it all. It just makes me go harder, they gone feel me eventually.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
I’ve never dealt with performance anxiety because I’m a peoples person and I love the spotlight. I’ve played college football, been in movies I’m always used to the spotlight.
Tell me about your favorite performance venues
My favorite performance venue would have to be Madison square garden. I’m a huge sports fan so when there are major basketball games there I could only imagine just rocking center court at halftime of a major game. With millions of viewers on tv, and a hundred thousand fans in front you personally. That’s lit to me it’s like the mecca of sport fans in The United States.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
The advice I would have for somebody trying to follow in my footsteps would be to always be yourself, never follow the hype and trust your intuition. If it don’t feel like it’s right or lit to you then you know it’s not right, but if it feels good while doing it and it makes you smile then you know it’s a go!