What inspires you the most when you create? I’m often inspired by other art. In the case of my new project, my biggest inspirations were the Sam Rockwell movie “Moon” & the original Deltron 3030 record. I wanted to make a sci-fi inspired hip-hop record that was epic in scope & complex, but could still be appreciated by casual listeners.
Who are your top 5 influences? Ghostface (& all of Wu-Tang, really), Mos Def, Q-Tip & A Tribe Called Quest In terms of hip-hop. But also indie rock artists like Julian Casablancas (Strokes/Voidz), and Kevin Parker (Tame Impala).
New Projects? My new album, The Drone Age, just went live on Spotify today, and is up as a “Pay What You Want” download on Bandcamp. It’ll be on all other streaming sites in the next week or two.
What helped you get into music? My Dad was a huge music fan, and got me into things like the Beatles and The Clash very early on. I’ve been obsessed with music ever since, listening to it, studying it, reading about it, and ultimately making it. I started off drumming in bands. But all along I was writing all the time (poetry, comedy, stories), and writing lyrics became a good outlet for me.
What is one thing you would tell your fans? If I am lucky enough to have any fans, I would be appreciative beyond words. For me, my music is an extension of me, and it can be vulnerable to put myself out there. So if even one person takes something away from it, that would make me feel like my art was successful.
What are your biggest goals for 2019? I want to get “The Drone Age” out to as many headphones as possible, and hopefully inspire others to create art of their own.