Wassup everybody I’m Nelson Navarro, a producer, rapper & singer from the UK. Thanks to indie Hip Hop for approaching me – let’s get into this!
What inspires you the most when you create? Inspiration normally comes from distractions and admirations. I’m always trying to make something that I wanna hear from one of my favourite artists, but the most inspiring things are unexpected. When you agonise and premeditate over the tiny details, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Trust your vision. Say yes to ideas. Don’t second guess yourself. These are patterns I’m trying to drill into my head 24/7 because inspiration comes from within and by trusting yourself you can truly express what you want to say. All our thoughts and feelings are a reflection of our environment, and our experiences. It’s important to let that flow naturally and not force it into existence.
Who are your top 5 influences? Wow this is so hard. Why you gonn make me do this?? Okay, here we go: 1. Tyler the creator 2. Smino 3. Frank Ocean 4. IAMDDB 5. Travis Scott Why you gotta make me choose like that fam? Fr. Haha. Inspired by hella people, always. Keep moving.
When are your new projects coming out? So my next single is coming out in March – it’s called “PROUD”, produced by GBRF with a music video directed by Charles Gamble. I enlisted some of the hardest producers in my area to remix the beat and oh lord y’all ain’t ready. Keep an eye on my Twitter for that (
@nellymakesmusic). Then this summer I’m releasing a new EP with 7-tracks that I feel really represent my sound right now. Only a few features and a blend of my production and some beats from outside, so I’m excited to show people what we’ve been creating, hidden away in my bedroom lol.
What helped you get into music? My parents, honestly. They’re both musicians and actually met in bands, so they always supported me in music no matter what. I was in the choirs at school and picked up the saxophone when I was 8. Music has been a part of me since day 1.
What is one thing you would tell your fans? Love yourself. Trust yourself. Stay individual. Believe in yourself. Support and love those around you (who deserve it). Realize that making a mistake isn’t the bad thing – not learning from it is. Ultimately- you control your actions and you can build whatever you want. Trust me.
What are your biggest goals for 2019? To do a UK tour. To release this EP and for people to vibe with it. To collaborate with my idols right now. To elevate those around me who are working hard. And to make more music!