What’s the science behind your name? Or Is there any?
I’m a leader, a trendsetter i.e. a general for hip-hop
What do you think of Mainstream Hip Hop?
I think it ok! I mean it’s opening up hip-hop to the world and kids that wouldn’t normally buy rap is now buying it. So you can hate that!
How was your upbringing?
Cool! I grew up with the single parent, pops in jail thing. I dealt with the drugs and the urban life, but I want more than that so I never followed in those footsteps.
What inspired you to become a hip hop artist?
The Love of the music inspired me. I’ll be making songs if theirs money involved or not that not the main issue to me duke.
What other hip hop groups do you listen to?
Jay-Z, Nas, Big Daddy Kane, and underdogs like OC and AZ.
How would you describe your music?
I would say that I spit mainstream thug music, you know some next levelness.
How would you describe yourself?
I’m a very laid back and cool person, but I will/can get rowdy when I have to.
What are your future musical plans?
I want and hope to sell records and start my own label. I want to basically be a young black entrepreneur.
Out of the songs you’ve created, what is your personal favorite, and why?
It’s a song called Salute. I wrote it for my pops who passed. It was from the heart, you know.
Where can fans listen to some of your music?
www.13thfloorent.com to peep the snippets. We send out material to several stations in Canada. I know DJ Armes out their so he should be blaze it soon. It the states we should be all over. Check you college radio. I know where on www.gotchaopenradio.com and we getting major radio play in Miami and Atlanta. We just signed up for MP3 too.
Have you ever rocked events, if so, what was your favorite event you rocked?
I opened up for Jill Scott at the Theater of Living Arts in Philly. It was a unique crowd.
Have you ever found Jesus?
How long have you been rhyming? How do you see hip hop, and you? Do you see Hip Hop as a religion, art, culture, a career, job, or just a hobby?
I been spitting for 10 years. I see hip-hop as hip-hop and I plan to be knee deep in the game. I see hip-hop as all of the above.
Do you have any hip hop quotables that you live by? Any song lyrics ever touched you?
“A slow grind is a sure grind.”
Do you have any shot outs you would like make?
Shout out to Trenton New Jerse, i.e. Dirty Jersey. 6D. Bad News VA aka Newport News Virginia. 13th Floor Entertainment for holding me down and the DaHipHopPlace for giving me this forum and showing me love. I’m out!
Interview By DaHipHopPlace.Com