- What inspired you to pursue a career in music, and when did you first realize you wanted to be a musician?
Ive never considered myself to be a musician but I have always had a love for music. I decided to make a career in music after years of people advising me that the entertainmentment industry is where I should be. All throughout college, all my co-workers from every job, all my friends and after a while I finally took the hint.
- What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced as an emerging artist, and how have you overcome them?
Honestly, so far I haven't had any challenges yet (knock on wood). Thanks to my cousin, shout out KruelEntentions who has always made beats since we were young. I would be at her house and we would be up until early in the morning, her working on the beat and me writing bars. It's because of her and watching her work with other artists, I've learned what to do and what not to do and so far I feel I've done well.
- Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and how have they shaped your sound and style?
When it comes to writing I can't specifically name all my influences because I'm inspired by many different sources. My writing comes from techniques I learned from when I used to write poetry in high school. Mixed with vocal techniques from singers and how they put words to music. I feel my sound and style has been self-created subconsciously because I mimic and maintain different things I like from weird noises, accents, fluctuations of voices, and many random things.
- How do you approach the songwriting process, and where do you draw inspiration from for your lyrics and melodies?
- First for me, It starts with a beat. After that I need to create a hook that gets me hype and explains what my verse or story line is going to be about. After that I write the story. After I finish that I then record it so I can hear what I'm saying and how I sound so if phrases don't make sense, I can add the libs, do my re-writes until I'm ready to record with an engineer.
- What can listeners expect from your upcoming album or project, and how does it differ from your previous work?
- Currently I've been working with other artists doing features trying to broaden my style. I haven't really changed my style much but working with these other artists has been fun and honestly that's all I care about. Honestly my best music is made when I'm having fun. That's why I can't write sad songs because I never stay sad long enough to finish the song. You can basically always expect my music to be a catchy turn up song with a fire beat and bars about me talking and doing my shit.
- How has your background or life experiences influenced your music and artistic vision?
- I don't think my background or life experiences have influenced my music or vision at all. My music talks more about how I feel and why rather than where I've been or what I've been through.
- Can you talk about a particularly memorable or inspiring performance you've had, and what made it special?
- Being that the Open Mic with SmallWorld will be my first performance as a music artist, an inspiring moment that has pushed me to keep going is the reactions I get from friends. Honestly just seeing them get hype shocks me because i can see they genuinely like it because i got some hurtfully blunt friends they give me very few compliments other then for my looks lol because they are quick to tell me when im be annoying which I can agree with because i wanna tell myself shut up sometimes too!!!
- What do you hope listeners take away from your music, and what message do you want to convey through your art?
Ive always been told from friends, co-works, bosses, and family members that my presence brings a strong energy that is felt by everyone in the room and whatever state I'm in, the people around me feel it. With my music, I want people to feel like the Baddest MF. However they walk, However they talk, they do it the baddest. They don't have to worry about nobody else or what they say or think because they know within themselves that they are the SHIT!!!
- How has the music industry changed since you first started, and how have you adapted to those changes as an artist?
- Honestly I don't pay attention to how the music industry does things just like I don't pay attention to politics. I make what I like and it usually comes from how I feel. Nobody is going to tell me how to feel and nobody is going to tell me how to make something I like.
- What advice would you give to other emerging artists who are just starting out in the industry?
- Dont Quit!!! If you have a passion and love what you are creating then you are winning. Whether you come in first place or last place. If you are happy with what you created and had fun in the process, you are a winner!!! You set out and complete what you wanted to achieve. So what, the world judges you, always has always will. It's the memories and the experience and the connections which puts you further in the game then millions. The only way you can fail is if you quit and its a simple choice but the hard put is the work you have to put in and that all up to you.