Definitely The “greats” like Rakim, Jay-z, Biggie, Nas.. just to name a few. I’ve always been a student of the culture. Since a kid, I remember my dad was a Hip-Hop junkie so it kinda became second nature for me.
Does your environment contribute to your sound?
Yes. MAJOR KEY. My environment is like the canvas I use to paint my lyrics on.. it’s the kinda the base of things I’m delivering.
How do you usually go about writing your music?
I usually go thru beats and find one that describes my mood at the moment and write based off the vibe.
What’s it like being an artist from the DMV?
It’s kind of a challenge being that it’s really no major outlets or radio stations in my town, but it’s an amazing process. I must say I’m thankful.
How does your sound resonate with your area?
I’m from a small town in Maryland. We could be considered south to some or up north to others, depending on who you ask. My sound is that exact same way. I’ma lyrical, bar-for-bar type of rapper with a slight southern accent.. I can deliver the best of both worlds.
What are some of the most successful moments to date you’ve had in your growing career?
I would say having my first official listening party being featured in a issue of The Source Magazine.. and just giving hope to my city, honestly.
Are you working on anything special currently?
Yeah. I’m currently finishing up my latest project “One Connect Away“
What can we expect from you in the near future?
Good quality & consistent music that’s gonna remain timeless. I’m here to help the culture of Hip-Hop live and stand tall.
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