Where in the world are you located?
Right, right now I'm leaving the Coachella Festival, headed back to LA. I'm probably going to be late for work. I was birthed in State Capital of New Jersey, and brought up around the villians of South Jersey and so began
Legend of the Dirty Jersey Devil
What was your favorite past time when you were young?
Well, I'm still pretty young. 21 years young to be exact, but
When I was a hatchling I loved exploring! Going outside and playing, tearing shit up with all of my little bad ass friends. You're such an evil little shit at that age man. I was also known for my love of TV especially Yu GI OH, DBZ, aaaaaand, Pro Wrestling(I still love all of these things) and being quiet, contemplative. Even way back then I was plotting the come up.
What was the very first CD you remember acquiring as a kid?
Well I grew in a era when we didn't buy the album, you burned your own songs on to a CD and that was your album. If you had a little more money you had an MP3 player or even an iPod. So that's kind of a tough one to answer.
What was the first concert or performance you ever attended?
The first concert I've ever been to I actually performed at. I never really had concert money, but the first concert I ever paid out of pocket for was when J. Cole stopped in Camden on his 2014 Forrest Hills Drive Tour me and my friend Amani took a trip up there. I really wasn't feeling it because I had just lost my brother, and I was homeless, my family really wasn't fucking with me at the time, but I had already paid for the ticket. So we got out there and it was packed. We bought shirts(even though I didn't really didn't have the $60 for it). We ate, Big Sean put on a great show, I was surprised by how small he was in real life. Jermiah did too, I was surprised by his catalogue, I didn't realize how many bangers bro had. Them we waited for Cole, the crowd got antsy, people started throwing bottles. Then he took the stage, just him and the stage. He performed the entire album, front to back and a few other hits as well. For about 2-3 hours straight! Any performer knows just how exhausting, afterwards we got back in the car, listened to whole album again on our way back to South Jersey and I was in tears. That concert, no that album legit changed my life
At what age did you begin to take music seriously?
I started writing my own music when I was about 14. I'd always lovedusic, I use to sing at even younger age. Me and Mook would put on little shows for the family covering Mario's Let Me Love You. He'd probably kill me for telling that story but it's real. 16-17 I was recording records and performing at concerts. 18 I was writing for a few battle rappers and went to Team Back Pack for the first time. Started traveling the country, doing shows all over. I'd say that's when I started to really see this as a business instead of a passion, like a year after we lost 2, but it's always been in my heart.
If you had the chance to play one of your pieces to the ENTIRE world, what song would you choose?
It's a toss up right now, between my Fallen cover, and Purified Water.
Where did you find the inspiration for this particular track and what is the meaning behind the song?
With Fallen, just the writing process for that record was intense for me. I'm a new fan of Jaden Smith, and I think he's making some amazing music right now. Then Purified Water which is a record I just freestyled basically. Both of those records were recorded in the same time frame, with the same engineer, big ups to Kélon. He's actually on Purified Water and he wrote the hook I believe. We recorded that shit in a hallway on a Blue mic I think. Just in our bags, making great music. Purified Water got the Nani L seal of approval though. I saw you guys featured her as well, Nani's my baby for real. Shout out to Nani, I'll body her with these bars though.
What do you think about the state of the music industry today and how would you like to see it change?
The beautiful thing about the music industry is it's constantly evolving. See you can tack industry at the end of it but the simple fact is music is life. We all start with a beat in our heart, and it follows us for the rest of our lives. Just like food, sure there's a food industry, and as a chef I'm here to tell you they're putting some vile stuff in our food, as well as our music. Most of the world knows this but still we consume the McDonald's or Trap Music. Yet you know great food when you taste it. Be it at your Mama's house, a taco truck, or a complete stranger. You know because it touches the soul, and you can't put a price on that. Now as a chef I love to study food culture, techniques, flavors and work that into my own dishes. To counteract the toxic food they're feeding us I've even began to volunteer on a farm and look into growing my own food. I'll leave it to you to interpret how that correlates to me as a musician.
What is one issue in the world that you would like to see change in your lifetime?
The world is full of evil man, I've seen it top to bottom from the black bodies on Park Ave to the Jewish filled country clubs out here in Beverly Hills. Nobody's happy and everybody's selfish. Nobody's content with anything, even the upper echelon envy one another. I live for the day that, that me first mentality dies. Only then will we realize the beauty in ourselves and our fellow man. I can't act Holier than thou though, I too am plagued by my own ambitions.
What current projects are buzzing and what future projects do we have to look forward to from you?
I've been refraining from releasing any new content until I feel like the time is right. You can check out those previously mentioned records though. I also have 6 different projects floating around the interweb, if you're willing to do some research.
Where can we find you on social media?
Is there anything else you would like the world to know about you?
I love you, all of you. Now learn to love yourselves.