When did you start doing Music?
I make all types of music no matter the genre. I can make folk music if I wanted to, but I am a true Hip Hop lover. I started actually producing music or making beats back in 07. I had always had a thing for music,mainly on the percussion side. My favorite instrument or instruments would be the drums. To me, the drums are what matters and what gets the people moving. This goes all the way back to my younger childhood days. Starting back when I was about maybe 5 or 6 years old, my family and I would visit my uncle who lived 2 hours away in Columbia, MO periodically. He had a shed with a studio equipment and a drum set in it. From the time we arrived til the time we left that’s all I would do for hours. In my mind everything has its own rhythm. Whether it be a leaky faucet that drips at or a bird that chirps. The way we walk is based off of a rhythm and that’s what I love. Something a lot of people don’t know about me is that I used to want to be on the drumline in the school marching band. Especially after seeing Drumline. I must’ve watched that movie more than the days I’ve lived on this earth and that’s a lot. Sadly enough i never took lessons and got very serious. I’m a hands on type of person so the idea of having to focus on the lessons coming out of a book just didn’t get my attention enough to take it seriously. It was my sophomore year at Clayton High, that would be the beginning of the most important defining moments in my life. It was my first year at a new school and i enrolled in was called electronic music or E-Music for short. it was in that class that i learned to how to make beats using programs. It was also in that class that I would create my first mixtape and maybe the school’s first mixtape at at that. It was called The Orange and Blue Mixtape, named after my school’s colors.
Tell us a little about your childhood?
Since high school my style has often been compared to Kanye West, which is an honor because, he’s legendary in my book. i used to rock my polo shirts with the collar up too. But when I sang, it was always you sound like John Legend. He’s got that unique voice.
Which artist do you share similar styles with?
I would have to say to say that Kanye West is my favorite artist/producer of all time. He’s always true to himself and not putting on some facade, at least not in my book. His style is unique and awesome. I admirer his lyrical ability and content.
How did you feel when you won your first HHS title?
I was ecstatic to win my first HHS title. It feels like my music is finally being appreciated. I’ve been through quite a lot over the years in regards to music and my journey to become a known household name.
Who was your toughest competitor at a Hip Hop Seazon Showcase And Why?
Not to sound cocky but I’m such a critic of myself I’m always feeling like i’m battling myself to become better than I was the last time I was on a stage. If I had to pick anyone I would say that the Manganelli kid was nice. He was full of energy and fun to watch. He definitely left his mark and made his presence known.
Who’s your celebrity Crush?
My celebrity crush, that’s funny, but I would have to say that Scarlett Johansson is mine hands down, but don’t tell my lady lol.
What was your most memorable moment at a Hip Hop Seazon Showcase?
I would have to say that my most memorable moments from Hip Hop Seazon would be receiving The Rookie of The Year award and also winning the Hip Hop Seazon Showcase Champion award. I’ve only been living in New York for 4 months so its a good feeling.
Where do you see yourself 3 years from now?
I would like to have either won a Grammy or performed at the Grammys, and to have performed at Madison Square Garden.
Any shout outs you’ll like to make?
I would like to thank God for the gift that I was given. Thank my mother and father for teaching me to never quit or give up. I would like to also thank my lady for helping supporting me through this journey. She’s a trooper. And last but not least Real Hip Hop.