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- Posted on Mar 11th 2010 11:01PM by Andrea Mitchell
Describe your style.
Classic hip hop with a lot of melody. As for content, emotionally driven.
When did you begin rapping?
I started rapping in the fourth grade for a school project. It's been about 20 years now that I've been creating music and writing poetry and creating rhymes.
Who are your musical influences?
What are some of your must-haves while touring?
My iPhone or some form of an iPod, so that if I'm walking around, I can constantly have music in my ears. That's the one thing I must have with me wherever I go.
What are your musical guilty pleasures?
Folk music. I like a lot of artists (where it's) just them and the guitar. It's really dirty sounding. Just stripped and raw emotions; it's probably one of my favorite styles of music.
What's the craziest thing you've seen happen at a show?
I was in Memphis, Tennessee, and there were probably around 200-250 young people in the place where we were having the concert. While I was performing, a lot of the kids were reciting my lyrics, from front to back, to where I didn't have to perform the song. It was an overwhelming, crazy experience to see my music having an effect.
I would say Biggie. When I was in eighth grade, I wasn't supposed to have it, but I had 'Ready to Die' on repeat. That was a hard question.
Describe your writing process.
As far my writing, it's my life experiences and emotionally-driven, usually how I feel at the time. I have the music on or let the music kind of pull the emotion out, whatever the music is saying. From there, I come up with some type of concept and storyline, and just try to go from there. A lot of my music is story-based.
What do you enjoy more: recording or performing?
Recording. I can stay in the studio all day and not even eat anything, which I have done, when I was younger.
What's your biggest vice?
Eating sweets. I'm a semi-vegetarian, and I try to eat healthy, but I can't stop eating Honey Buns and cake and ice cream. I'm trying to stop, but I can't.
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