1. How did your journey in hip-hop begin, and what inspired you to pursue a career in music?
A. Sometimes even he wouldn’t believe in this s***. Learned to put his own words when the CD would skip. Laughed at haters who said he would never be leaving the bricks. Now he is one of the sickest who ever spitten lyrics. Used to be broke; now thanks to music, I got an unbreakable spirit.
2. Can you share a bit about your unique style and approach to hip-hop, and how it sets you apart from other artists?
A. Well, you can compare me to every monstrous legend ever like the Loch Ness, Pac’s best, and Rocky’s theme song. Godzilla Eminem mixed with the Kraken and King Kong stepping through your city with the click of Decepticons. Simply put, you can put my lyrics in Chucky dolls and leprechauns.
3. What themes or messages do you aim to convey through your music, and how do you want your listeners to feel when they hear your songs?
A. If I had a choice, the president’s what I would be, so I can show the people of the world what they should see. I’m a strong man, but it’s easy to push me. Been following my whole life for when I landed some cushioning. My heart’s been torn in my soul and has been hurt. I hope I hit the easy room before I hit the dirt. My life seems like it’s been stuck on repeat, so I’ve been struggling, hustling, and trying to stay on my feet. It’s time for me to win; sick of seeing defeat. I just want people to know that if you wondered if anyone ever understood, you could believe it’s me.
4. How do you handle creative challenges and maintain authenticity in your work as a hip-hop artist?
A. This is an easy one. I didn’t choose music; music chose me. God gave me this gift. I’ve never experienced writer’s block; I’ve never experienced a moment of lack of passion. To me, hip hop’s in control; I’m just driving the body.
5. Where are you from?
A. I’m from the Lo-Lands, Pueblo Colorado, The Steel City, Home of the Heroes, Little Chicago, The Greedy Itty Bitty Gritty City where ain’t nothing pretty.
6. In the rapidly evolving music industry, how do you stay innovative and relevant while staying true to your artistic vision?
A. It’s just a good thing this isn’t a competition of pure lyricism because if it didn’t have anything to do with streams and all this other stuff that goes into hip hop now, we would only have about 11 rappers left. My style is versatile; I can adapt to any tempo, beat, melody, cadence. Really, to me, it’s so simple that it would be hard to break down into an explanation on how I stay present in the hip hop world. Honestly, I had the same style since I was a baby. I guess I was just ahead of my time, or God keeps uploading my data to make sure I got them new upgrades, lol.
7. What role does your personal background and experiences play in shaping the stories and narratives in your music?
A. It is 100% the very foundation and structural integrity of my entire musical life.
8. How do you engage with your audience, both online and offline, and how important is fan interaction to you as an artist?
A. I’m a pretty easy-going, silly, funny, laugh, jokey-joke type of person. So I interact with people on the level they interact with me. As long as it’s your love and good energy, I’ll meet him with the same thing.
9. Could you share a specific moment in your career/life that you consider a turning point or a significant learning experience?
A. I did 15 years in prison; I would say that would be the most significant part of my evolution. The fact that I never let go of my dreams and aspirations to be a famous artist would probably be the driving force in getting through that. But I would say right now, being interviewed for the first time about my music. So this is a very significant moment for me. I just hope everybody will help me get there and gotta thank God and say I love him and I’m grateful.
10. As a hip-hop artist, how do you navigate the intersection of music and societal issues, and do you feel a responsibility to address certain topics in your songs?
A. I believe that if you have a platform that is scaled to reach not only the public at a mass rate but also to have the influence on social media and the ability to create revenue or attention for a certain issue or incident, I believe that you’re responsible as a human being and also as an influencer to address these issues. Whether it be socially, economically, politically, or otherwise, you are falling short of the mark of being a true honest icon. A real one speaks on what he feels, battles for what he loves, and stays true always.