“What aspects of your daily life inspire your creative process?”
I look at what I have and want I want and those two things inspire me. My life is cool but it aint all that, and what I need is all that and more. That's really my inspiration. I try to relate to people in my music through my experiences and through shit I see happening in the world. Even if for example I didn't get my heart broken recently, I know I can still make a song about it and how ever many people who did have their hearts broken this year are gonna feel that.
“Can you speak on opportunity and how you prepare yourself for new stages throughout your journey?”
Opportunity is rare and if you watch it go by you not built for this. Everybody has a different journey and mine has been a bumpy one so I kinda use my experience to feel things out. I was such a wide eyed neive kid when I first started making music, signed my first deal at 17 and that didn't work out. But it did show me the wild side of the music business and also taught me who I was as a person compared to the rest of it. You have to take advantage of opportunity because the experiences you gain through it is the best tool possible for knowing how to move in this journey. It's a journey unlike any other man you can't miss opportunity
“When expressing yourself through your music, do you consider how the audience will perceive it or are you more focused on the vibe you are trying to portray?”
More on the vibe of the music, and people take it how they take it. I have mad different styles, some people like all of em and some people focus more on one of em, and that's cool. My music is me, so when people fw my music its like we friends off rip because its equal to fuckin with me as a person too. And when they don’t, it's cool. As long as you not faking it, you already won becuz u can't disrespect that. You don't gotta like it, but it's only the people who don't even know who they are who disrespect it.
“Is there anything you notice that feels different when creating under more pressure? How do you balance out the pressure you put on yourself?”
Cant pressure yourself, this shit takes time. Can't rush art and especially me being a perfectionist, mixing my own music and all, I learned pressure aint it. But I do put pressure on myself a lot of course because it’s human nature. I been at this shit for 6 years man so I've learned how to deal with certain emotions, but I’m never truly gonna be satisfied. You have to find yourself and peace within or else this game will drive you insane. It already has to me, and it is what it is. I’ve signed deals, had mini-hits, and all that, but hitting rock bottom taught me shit those high moments never did. Every artist from me to Tarantino gotta go through that, it's the only way to learn how to deal with the pressure this puts on you.
“What is your mindset when you strive to create a strong energy or presence on a track and what helps you get to that place?”
It ain't that deep, I just hear the beat and it puts me where I need to be mentally. The sound is all I need to get there. And I hear thousands of beats, you know when one is special. Ya neck just break and you like “hold up run that back” lmao. And then when I can’t find one me or me and my homies will cook one up from scratch, as long as we got the right sounds.
“Any favorite memories or accomplishments from this past year?”
Dropping my album was pretty dope. Lotta time put into that. Kinda went on pause for a lil after it, wasn’t in the right spot mentally. I got like 3/4 projects in the stash tho, just waiting till the world opens up again.
“Moving forward are you looking to collaborate with any new artists?”
yeah there’s mad artists I would like to collab with but it’s not what I’m focused on right now. just tryna create my wave for now
“Do you see the internet as a useful tool or more of a distraction for creating an authentic following?”
I mean the internets here and you have to use it. It's no way around it. It's a blessing and a curse, but it's definitely a great tool to reach people. It's the reason authenticity is rare but you got two choices, be tight about it or get to work.