Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
I’m currently placed in a small town called ‘Sale’ which is in the rural area of Gippsland. The music scene is quite small but more and more opportunities are popping up and the scene is growing larger everyday.
You’ve recently come of a tour with Boy Graduate where you played shows across Victoria in Aus, please tell us any high’s and low’s you experienced along the way:
The tour was awesome. The Melbourne show with Boy Graduate was crazy and had a great turn out. Albury was a really cool experience too, it was my first interstate show and the people out there really were welcoming as. The only downside I could think of was the drive to Albury and back but that’s all apart of it. Shoutout to Boy Grad for having me.
How did the tour with Boy Graduate come about?
I met Boy Graduate from collaborating with his friend ‘Dex’ and we had mutual friends in the scene also. We got in contact about music and then I got in contact with his manager and asked if they needed supports for the tour and I was lucky enough they were looking for people.
Please tell us about the challenges of living in an isolated area whilst trying to pursue your music:
One of the toughest things is that the music scene is quite dead around here especially for rappers. I only know a few rappers around here and they’re all my friends. Having to drive pretty far to meet people who are doing the same thing and the travel to gigs can get hard. Also being so different to everyone around here can lead to a fair bit of hate. But i’m happy being different.
How did you first start playing music / rapping?
When I was around 16 my friend and I started really getting into rapping and watching freestyle videos on YouTube all the time. So we thought we would try it ourselves and eventually bought a mic. He didn’t want to do it anymore after a few weeks so I got the mic off him and now here we are.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
It varies a lot but currently i’m listening to Lil Wayne’s new album Tha Carter V. Also a fair bit of 6LACK, Lil Baby and Gunna.
How important has the support from your family has been along your musical journey?
Crazy important. I will never be able to repay them for everything they’ve done for me. From them driving me to gigs, to just being there for me and reassuring me when i’m doubting myself is something ill forever appreciate.
What do you like to do outside of music?
I honestly don’t do much outside of music. But I like hanging out with family and friends, playing video games and watching movies or going to the gym.
What or who influences your sound and songwriting?
J Cole is a big influence on me and always will be. His songwriting is next level. Future and Post Malone influence my songwriting a lot too and the way they create melodies.
How do you usually go about writing music and lyrics?
I’ll normally find a beat and if I really vibe it I’ll write as much as I can on the spot. Sometimes I just write a lot to no instruments and I feel like they’re always my deepest lyrics.
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2018 going into 2019?
Mainly just hyping this release of ‘Get It Right’ and hopefully having a single launch for it on top of a few festivals!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Thats tough. My favourite food right now is my mums chicken schnitzel and I’ve been having Subway heaps lately too. Favourite place to hangout is in the studio.