“What qualities do you enjoy about your own sound and your style?” I don’t think I can be classified as one genre, you can hear the hip hop influence as well as the rock influence, and even some melodic influences as well. I enjoy being me, being unique. I don’t feel like I can be duplicated, that’s what I enjoy most; the overall authenticity of it all. “Can you speak on how you effectively put messages into your music and how it creates a connection with the listener? The messages really all depend on the vibe I’m feeling that day. At the end of the day I feel like everyone can relate, because we’re all human. With a huge amount of hip-hop lacking substance, I feel like making the connection is easy, I just be myself really bro, talk about what I’ve been through, heartbreak, depression, etc.
“Your music has a personal and sentimental feel to it, how long have you been creating music?” I actually started writing in Summer 2014, when I was 13 years old. I wasn't very good, but I was heavily inspired. Logic's early mixtapes are what did it for me. I was extremely new to the genre & hadn't discovered much, & those projects, specifically "Welcome to Forever", hit me in a way no rap that I'd previously heard had. I was moved by the way he used rap to channel some of his deepest emotions, & that inspired me to try doing the same. Since that's how I started, I suppose that's why my music still comes from a similar place today. “Which artists do you go to for inspiration and can you see any of their influences bleed through in your music?”
“What were some early inspirations that led you to your creative spirit?” Earliest inspirations were prince and Stevie wonder, but I also grew up listening to a lot of Neptunes music.
“Which aspects of your music do you enjoy the most and feel express you best as an artist?” I feel like the music has always been the main focus but I’ve been trying to get better at my public image / video making recently and it’s been fun.
“How do you prefer your creative environment, with ultimate freedom and no structure, or slightly more focused and logical?” Ultimate freedom, that’s why I produce everything and write everything myself. I don’t like relying on others.
“Can you describe some experiences you feel as an artist when finding your sound? Difficulties or realizations?” You can’t force your sound and entirely ever know what it is. You can have a grasp of it but as an artist and honestly human in general we’re constantly changing and evolving. As a versatile artist I never really had a full grasp on my sound but when I ask a fan they know a spitta track when they hear one. It's something that just comes naturally. Artists change along with their sounds, and when people say they miss the “old spitta” and want me to go back to that sound, they’re asking me to go back to that human, which we can’t do. I was in a whole different mindstate and saw life from a different perspective, and once you realize your sound evolves with you and will eventually fall into place, making the music comes easy
“How long have you been producing for?" I started producing the summer of 2018 after my freshman year of college. I already had a background playing the drums when I was younger, and have always felt like listening to music inspired me in my day to day life. This is what actually inspired me to produce. At first I started messing around with Logic Pro for fun, but got really into using the software and making beats. I want to make music that gives people the same feeling it gives me when I listen to it, and that’s what keeps me going while I continue to learn and get better.
“Did you go through different phases of recording softwares before finding the one for you? Did this process in turn affect the style of music you make today?”
“What were your first experiences making music and how did you realize this was something you are passionate about and wanted to continue doing? My first experiences making music was like 6th grade. I liked metal bands so I got a guitar and learned how to play it. I learned how to play like heavy metal and stuff and it wasn't until high school when I got into hip hop and alternative hip hop. I learned to produce my sophomore year of high school with fl studio and had a lot of fun with it. And my friend started to rap and when we were making music together that was like the most fun we've had. You know how it is like when you make music with your friends. Like That's the dream. When I found those people who I knew and who liked music as much as I did we created a space for each other to do it. We learned to not give a shit and not care.
“As an artist, where do you often find inspiration? From real life experiences… other artists… your imagination?”
“Growing up, what music did you gravitate towards and what about it spoke to you?Growing up I listened to a lot of RnB and gospel music . I kinda gravitated to rap music as I got older because I never understood what some of the shit meant and I couldn’t relate to it. I was raised in a church to a certain age and it just stuck with me from there.
“There is so much passion and honesty in your music, do you see the process of creating as therapeutic or more of a way of expression?” Both, therapeutic because it’s a way for me to relax and keep myself focused instead of being out here doing things I don't have no business doing. Everything I record comes from emotions and feelings, whatever I’m feeling that day that’s the type of songs gonna be made.
“What influences in your life make its way into your sound and your style?”
“What are some of your earlier memories of music/hip-hop that stuck with you and fueled your passion?” I remember when I was like 5 or 6 listening to early Eminem albums behind my parents back like the Eminem show and Encore and at that age memorizing all the lyrics and then singing them around my family to which they were shocked but also pissed that I was saying the crazy things Eminem wrote about lol. After that most of my earlier memories of music pretty much came from my Dad, Mom and sister. Anything they would play on the CD player or in the car was all I really had access to so I remember them exposing me to artists like Bob Marley, Green Day, Usher, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, Alicia Keys and others early in my childhood. I took so much in from all these artists and I feel like because they have such strong messages while being musically well rounded and that is what fueled me to want to do the same one day and put the message first as my focus in music but also make music that was sonically appealing.
“How do you translate emotion through your music to make it connect with an audience?”