What inspired you to pursue a career in music, and when did you first realize you wanted to be a musician? I was tired of hating myself and I found out when I was 12 in my old hood on Whitehall it was a guy name Marcus. we called him spitta 16 and we so cold he loved everyone else flows I was the weakest mc in the clique it took me time to get right and master the chambers Lord RZA gave us… [ That’s why you need to check out my Ep (THIS!) On Soundcloud…!!
What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced as an emerging artist, and how have you overcome them? Mental Health and living in Mississippi my own family does really believe in me the just act like it my family is the force of my trauma but the reason i rap is to overcome all the shit I wanna say on wax so I can hear myself and get it off my chest cause I cant afford a therapist.. but they wanna keep me in a mental alyssum
Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and how have they shaped your sound and style? My top two rappers are Pusha T & Tyler The Creator the make music that speaks to you and its unforgiven so to have speak on your wrongs and live up to em with no remorse to be happy and make a living is amazing… But I’m more Rock & Roll. The Police ,Alice In Chains & My Virgo Brother Mike Jack are true Rockstar’s I know mike is the king of pop but he is a Rockstar too!
How do you approach the songwriting process, and where do you draw inspiration from for your lyrics and melodies? When I make songs I just pull outta air what im feeling its all about the vibe no matter what emotions I go in I cant sing but I damn sure can tell you my life when 16 aint enough
What can listeners expect from your upcoming album or project, and how does it differ from your previous work? FatAzz is my baby its gonna be my debut with empire Im so happy Its gonna drop on my birthday Aug 25th this time being different im giving you Matthew Nelson The Cocain snorting no b**** getting bipolar family hates me wish I was dead fat stupid ass child that everybody picked on and talked about me I hate being alive nigga yeah this project is about me living up to my hype as an artist with great feel good records but a dark undertone story about me killing myself and I came back to life like I tried to overdose cause I didn’t have a gun God know what he was doing cause if I did have one this wouldn’t even be a conversation… Its prolly gonna be the project the world gonna say I cant top! Till I do that so be ready 8/25/2023 is gonna be the day I get my swagger back.
How has your background or life experiences influenced your music and artistic vision? It turned me to a person my family don’t know the hood and the people the other guys that say they loved me showed me they really don’t care about me so when I make music its all thoughts of the world that made me or the planet I wanna be on I hate earth its full of bullshi*
Can you talk about a particularly memorable or inspiring performance you've had, and what made it special? It was A group called Sipp Soujlas We use to all stay together and we was in Mobile Alabama For a Showcase The day went so bad but crazy as hell I was the videoman that night but I had to perfom as well we came first place and what made it special it showed me that when im outta town the world loves me cause in Mississippi they all hated me.
What do you hope listeners take away from your music, and what message do you want to convey through your art? I need the consumers to understand im telling you what to do im telling you who I am I don’t care if you like me im telling my truth to make sure when its time for me to die I retire my grandfather and all my homies eat I don’t care about what you say about me… My message Chase your dreams even if your whole family hates you even if your whole city hates you and I say this to myself Be happy Your Breathing a breath that sum wish they had in the free world but that’s easier said then done so ill be the guy that can show you the water but im not gonna force you to drink cause im tired of helping those who don’t want help.
How has the music industry changed since you first started, and how have you adapted to those changes as an artist? Im fresh in the game so I couldn’t sell cds I started when streaming first came in with spinrilla reverbnation google music my mixtapes so its still crazy but I sync on the side and do my thang you gotta listen to my music to know what sync is im giving game like hov on blueprint on sum feed the needy type swag
What advice would you give to other emerging artists who are just starting out in the industry? Paperwork 1st Marketing 2nd Networking 3rd Last & not least you don’t need a label if you smart I just got with empire as a cheat code for distribution to get better looks on Publishing deals.. game to be sold not told & at this rate might need a label so Do You !!!!