Artist bio: I am a afrofuturist music artist that is from Nowherevilles NC . The small town I am from embodies racism and poverty.
Where one day you could see the KKK walking down the street to single mothers with there hands out needing money. I discuss that in all the songs I create. My style is 70s rock with futuristic rhyme patterns.
1) Do you remember the moment you wanted to be a hip-hop artist?
When I was 6 years old I first heard a Lupe Fiasco track that inspired me to become a artist. I was fascinated by his triple entendre and metaphors.
2) What was it like creating your latest project?
It was a very reminiscing process, since I was trying to recreate my experiences through life.
3) What are you trying to achieve with the project?
With this project I just wanted to create more awareness around my artistry. I also wanted to make a alternative hip hop sounding type mixtape.
4) What are your thoughts on staying independent or signing to a major label?
I believe with all the access to the internet and social media my generation has there is no need to sign.
I am building my own label with my brothers who are artist too by the name of Shaad and Doobie Luciano and eventually hoping to do a joint venture with a distribution company.
5) How do you feel about the independent hip-hop industry right now?
I love it from TDE to Quality Control.
6) As an independent hip-hop artist grinding it out, what sort of promotion and marketing are you doing to stand out from the rest?
I am contacting influencers that fit my style of music and performing at college university’s. I am also creating movies and short films to separate my self from my peers.
7) How do you currently make money as an independent artist?
Right now I am not selling anything until I make something dope enough for my people to buy.Especially for this being my first mixtape.
8) How do you feel about hip-hop today?
I think hip hop is entering a melodic era were lyrics are not the focus. Its great however the content is terrible but over time I feel like we as a culture will get better in the upcoming years.
9) What artists in the game today do you look at for inspiration?
10) Who are your top 5 rappers dead or alive?
I have too many artists I Iike to make a top 5 list.