How would you best describe yourself?
Well, I’m Black and proud, that is the most important thing. I believe in revolutionary actions when it comes to all people of Afrikan descent. So I’m a Pan Afrikan who happens to be a rap artist and Producer.
What made you want to become a musician?
Well, one day I was writing poetry in high school. But it didn’t seem interesting to me reciting it. So when I put it in rhythm, I never looked back. After all, Rap is Rhythm and Poetry.
Who inspired you to make music?
Kendrick Lamar and Jermaine Cole. When I heard ‘To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick, that album changed my artistry. It made to start going deeper. It made me fall in love with HIP-HOP.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
My music is rap that is super lyrical, passionate, educative, and the type that will make you think about something when you are done. But it’s groovy and entertaining.
What sets your music apart? What’s unique about it?
The fact that I’m versatile. I can rap in a funk beat, jazz beat, heavy metal, reggae… You name it. And I can also fuse two or more genres and create magic.
What does your music say about you?
That I am first of all SERIOUS about the organization of black people all over the world.
That I am serious about HIP-HOP. I respect the history from Dj Kool Herc, Grandmaster flash, Africa Bambaataa to now. I can never do anything to disrespect this culture.
What is your creative process like?
Well, I have verses that can amount to three books. I write a lot. Almost every day. So I listen to the beat and I let it take me to wherever it wants to take me. When it comes to choruses, I never force it. The beat leads me to the finish line.
What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
The fact that this is the only thing I’m good at. This is my area of expertise.
Among your music which would say was your first single?
My first official single is ‘UNAPOLOGETICALLY AFRIKAN’ which is on YouTube.
Are you planning any videos for your music?
Absolutely, by the end of this year, there will be a video coming out.
What strengths do you have that you believe make you a great musician?
Well, my lyrical abilities. Wordplay, vocabulary, punchlines, information, and syllables. Rap is more than rhyming to me.
Describe your favorite and least favorite part about being a musician?
My favorite part is that it’s fun. If you are not having fun making music then something’s wrong. You need to have fun.
Who are your main musical influences?
Oh my… KRS ONE is my favorite emcee I admire his willingness to give out information raw and uncut. Nas is one of my favorites. His storytelling and wittiness. Jay-Z because of his witty punchlines. And Royce da 5,9.
Not only HIP-HOP but old skool James Brown’s funkiness, Shalamar, Marvin Gaye, Fantasia, and Mary J Blige.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
I think the involvement of black artists in the struggle. Black people, we are at the bottom. We need to pull our resources together and have economic power and independence that doesn’t depend on any other community for survival. So we need all black artists I don’t care where you are from, to organize and get serious in the struggle.
What is one message you would like to give your fans?
I would like to say keep on supporting me, keep on sharing my content. May your God bless you abundantly.
What’s next for you?
Well, I have a lot of music coming up. I’m trying to build a fan base right now but I know I’ll get where I want to.
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