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What inspires your work?
TODAY, YESTERDAY, TONITE...MY LIFE & YOURS!
Who's had the biggest influence on your style?
CAN'T SAY WHO IN PARTICULAR BUT MOST DEFINITELY THOSE ARTISTS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO PRACTICE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION THRU MUSIC AND LIFE.
Which producers would you love to work with and why?
RYAN LESLIE...HE HAS A GIFT OF MUSICIANSHIP AND A VERY BRILLIANT MUSICAL VISION TO MATCH.
THE NEPTUNES...HOW COULD YOU NOT WANT TO WORK WITH THEM!
JOHN MAYER...I HAVE FOUND A PLACE IN MY MOOD SYSTEM FOR EACH PIECE OF MUSIC HE CREATES.
What do you think about the state of Hip-Hop today?
NEVER BEEN THERE, IS IT WARM?!
Do you have any guilty pleasures as far as music?
LMAO...MAN HOW CAN YOU DENY SARA BAREILLES,
"I'M NOT GONNA WRITE YOU A LOVE SOOONG!"
Describe your writing and recording process...
I'M A LITTLE WEIRD WHEN I WRITE...I FEEL I PRODUCE MY BEST CONCEPTS WHEN I CAN BE ALONE TO FREESTYLE LYRICS AND TEST THEIR FEASABILITY IN MY DELIVERY AND IN THEIR MEANING FROM ME TO YOU.
I USUALLY SECLUDE MYSELF SOMEWHERE WHERE I AM FREE TO BE LOUD AND SOUND STUPID UNTIL IT ALL COMES TOGETHER.
RECORDING IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS OF THE PACKAGING PROCESS...I NORMALLY AM PREPARED WITH ALL OF MY LYRICS IN MY HEAD BY THE TIME I LAND IN THE STUDIO. NEVER FAILS THOUGH, NO MATTER WHAT I TAKE IN THE STUDIO-IT WILL PROBABLY COME OUT SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT ONCE I AM SATISFIED WITH THE WORK. I LOVE LEAVING ROOM FOR CHANGE AND IMPROVISATION.
Of the songs that you've recorded, which has been your favorite to date and why?
I LIKE ALL OF MY SONGS MORE THAN THE OTHERS AT SOME TIME OR ANOTHER BUT RITE NOW...MY SONG "I CAN FIX IT" SITS REALLY WELL WITH ME. THE PRODUCTION IS FANTASTIC AND I ENJOY DOING THAT PIECE LIVE BC THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO REINTRODUCE THE SONG.
Which is one of your songs is the most personal?
REAL EYES. IT IS ONE OF MY SHORTER SONGS BUT I PICKED THE WORDS VERY CAREFULLY. IT HAS 2 MESSAGES IN IT AND THEY ARE BOTH VERY PERSONAL TO ME.
If you weren't a recording artist, what else could you see yourself doing?
LOL...BEING A COWBOY.
Name one artist who's footsteps you'd like to walk in?
THESE ARE REALLY GOOD QUESTIONS! I'D HAVE TO SAY CAREER WISE, LL COOL J. SEEMS LIKE HE'S HAD A LONG, FRUITFUL MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT CAREER...NOT TO MENTION HIS PHILANTHROPIC EFFORTS AROUND THE WORLD.
Describe yourself in three words.
CRAZY, SEXY, COOL
What would you like for a listener to take from listening to your music?
THE GOOD. AND KNOW THAT IT DOESN'T COME FROM ME...I AM JUST A FUNNEL FOR IT. I AM TRULY BLESSED AND HONORED TO EVEN BE USED.
I LOOOVE THESE QUESTIONS!
Questions Provided by:
Micheal Ashton for Stoic Audacity Magazine Blog