CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
BIRTHPLACE: Cleveland, OH (St. Clair)
Q: When did you know you had bars?
A: I realized I had bars back in high school. I knew I could rap, but after releasing my first song it was clear I had bars.
Q: How did you growing up in Cleveland influence your music?
A: In Cleveland, we support the hottest songs trending. It always been that way, so it showed me the type of buzz I need to create to get my music out here.
Q: What inspires you to create music?
A: Memories. Every thing is created off a memory that I can’t have again.
Q: What was the name of your first project and what was it about?
A: My first official project was called SOUL FOOD, and it was basically about me dreading over my love of soul food in Cleveland. It was also an effort to make some music that people would consider as good as soul food.
Q: Do you have any favorite subject matter to rap about?
A: I’m a storyteller. I love to tell stories.
Q: What is the hardest part about being an up and coming artist?
A: Cleveland is such a small city. Making it out of Cleveland is hard, because you really have to leave. With a million other rappers rapping in the same city or claiming they’re from Cleveland, no one wants to help each other.
Q: Tell us some of your future goals and aspirations.
A: In the future, I’ll probably be creating more films and music. I plan on creating more films and music together.
Q: What Is your favorite thing the summer time??
A: I love the vibe, the dress code, and the energy that comes from the summer.
Q: What have you been working on as of late?
A: Lately, I’ve been working on a film called It’s Neck Out Here, and a mixtape called JUNKxFOOD, set to release this September.
Q: Name the best song you’ve released and why it is the best.
A: If I had to pick the best song I released, I’d have to go with I Choose You. The s**t was just so player.
Q: Are there any other musicians that have an impact on your sound?
A: I listen to old 90’s R&B. That’s it. I prefer some Ginuwine or Usher.
Q: Who is the first person you would call once you make it big? Why?
A: I’m calling my son. He’s only 3, but he’d definitely be the first person.
Q: What do you want to communicate through your music?
A: I just want people to understand that I’m really a supafly dude, and I’ve lived through a lot of pain. When you hear my music, I want it to take you back to the good ol’ days back when there wasn’t much to worry about. You could just eat your cereal and watch CatDog.
Q: If you could turn your 3 favorite songs into objects, what would they be? (songs by you)
A: I would turn I Choose You to an old school ’64 Chevy Impala. I would turn No More into a that painting of that boy with the pipe by Basquiat, and I’d turn Rashawn into a chicken philly.
Q: How has music impacted your life?
A: Man, music has done everything for me. I would have been lost it without it. When I actually learned how to create good music, it just showed people how much more creative I was.
Q: What is the most creative project you have completed?
A: I’d have to say my 2nd mix tape FASTXFOOD. The tape was so creative; it’s the fastest, best tasting music I’ve ever heard. You should listen.
Q: How do you come up with the concepts for your music videos?
A: Evan and Hunter Prunty and I just look up R&B videos from the 90’s and re-create them. I think the videos in the 90’s were far more creative than the ones now.
Q: Which do you prefer? Recording or Performing?
A: I prefer recording. I love performing, but when I’m recording I can be more creative.
Q: Would you rather have the world’s biggest cookout or the world’s biggest pool party? Why?
A: Cookout, because I can’t even swim. I’d rather eat haha.