1.)What inspired you to pursue a career in music, and when did you first realize you wanted to be a musician?
What inspired me to pursue a career in music was the ability to connect with people through my stories, which I turn into raps, and to see people enjoy what they're listening to. I realized I wanted to be a musician when I began to freestyle in front of my friends and they used to hype me up, basically telling me I had a talent.
2.)What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced as an emerging artist, and how have you overcome them?
Some of the biggest challenges I've faced as an emerging artist have been staying consistent, and even when you're not feeling it, the show must still go on because someone else is working while you're resting. I’ve been trying to overcome these obstacles by trying my best to be on top of everything and make sure I have enough material to spread out for a period of time.
3.)Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and how have they shaped your sound and style?
Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Jimi Hendrix, and many others are some of my biggest musical influences, but I feel like if you combined these three musicians, you would get me. I looked up to Lil Wayne for his wordplay, flow, and bars. I learned from Wiz Khalifa that you can rap about weed as well as just talk about gangster things. Last but not least, Jimi Hendrix, who used his command of the stage to captivate the crowd with his performance.
4.)How do you approach the songwriting process, and where do you draw inspiration from for your lyrics and melodies?
My songwriting process begins with weed for inspiration, followed by finding a good beat and freestyling over it until I find a sound, melody, and flow that fits the song I'm writing to at the time.
5.)What can listeners expect from your upcoming album or project, and how does it differ from your previous work?
More weed rap and weed bars are on the way. “My bars hit you hard like an edible.” My next project will simply embody the 420 experience. Hope y’all ready for some more music to roll up and smoke to.
6.)How has your background or life experiences influenced your music and artistic vision?
Being from New Jersey and knowing that hip hop was born on the east coast has definitely influenced my music, especially when it comes to word play. Also, I've traveled to a lot of places and I'm like a sponge when it comes to music, so my travel has influenced my music as well.
7.)Can you talk about a particularly memorable or inspiring performance you've had, and what made it special?
Honestly, every performance or any time I'm able to show what I'm capable of is always special because I'm sharing my music with people who are willing to listen and enjoy what they hear.
8.)What do you hope listeners take away from your music, and what message do you want to convey through your art?
The message I want my music to convey to the listeners is to always go after your dreams, no matter what they may be, because you never want to wait until it's too late and wish you had. Finally, light up some weed and enjoy the moment.
9.)How has the music industry changed since you first started, and how have you adapted to those changes as an artist?
In today's music industry, you need to be in front of the camera and socialize more than before. Although I would prefer for music to exist without gimmicks, we live in a time and place where people's attention spans are short, so you have to take measures to catch their attention. I continue to work on that and hope to improve.
10.)What advice would you give to other emerging artists who are just starting out in the industry?
Just keep pushing. Haters gonna hate, and the grind never stop. Rome was not built in a day, and neither will your career. Finally, remain humble my friend.