hi st, how are you doing? What is being done?
I have been blessed! It’s been a really exciting few months for my career. As well as working, I’ve been in the studio developing new music and drafting concepts for my next music video, so I’ve been pretty busy!
When did you start writing music?
I started writing music at the age of 16 to deal with the turmoil of the time. I am proud of my progress but I know I have much more to learn.
You have faced many challenges to reach this point in your career. What are you most proud of?
Being neurodivergent, I was academically and socially disadvantaged from an early age. I learned to read and write through shapes and symbols and also struggled with dyslexia. I had to work ten times harder to get the same results as my peers. What I am most proud of is that I now use my words to tell my own stories.
Tell us about the inspiration behind your track ‘One in the Chamber’
When I wrote the track, I was thinking about the past and comparing where I am now. The fact is that you only go once in a lifetime and how significantly your actions can affect other people’s lives. Your actions can affect people’s lives in a positive or negative way, similar to the use of a gun, it can protect but equally it can destroy.
I delved back into my past and considered the choices I had made in life, some good, some bad, and experiences that eventually landed me in a hospital bed. The track is ultimately about choice, consequences and growing as a person, learning from my mistakes.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
honest, passionate, ambitious
Do you have any exciting plans for the rest of 2022? What are your career goals?
I’m excited to release the rest of the Laws of the Wilderness. We also have a live stream video to go all out with the Laws of the Jungle release. I’m currently working on my next music video with the same team that worked on One in the Chamber, which is really exciting. I am very grateful for preparing for the show and I am extremely excited to prepare for my next project which I am already working on.
My main goal is to find a record label that shares the same values as me so that we can take it to the next level and develop our skills. one of my biggest goals will be
Title a festival and be in a position to eventually start the change in the world I want to see.
Who do you think has influenced your voice the most?
I would say that Dr. Dre and Eminem have always been my biggest influences, both in sound and their continuity. I remember from a young age that the first rap album that made an impression was Trying Rich or Die and Eminem’s Curtain Call, I don’t think it’s a coincidence.
However, Timberland has also been a big influence on me in regards to the way he produces a track, the way he uses his drums. If we are talking about rappers I would say my biggest influence is Eminem, I was forced by his vulnerability and I felt like he was talking to me.
Who are some other artists you’re liking and listening to right now?
Jay Cole, Eminem and Dave remain in my regular rotation, their words really resonate with me and I can appreciate their attention to detail with regards to lyricism. I’m also listening to Clavish, Potter Pepper and Central C because I think they’re really stopping it for the UK right now.