As you enter the music scene, you leave behind a life of growing up around gangs, violence, drugs and everything else that comes with it. What impacted your decision to turn to music?
Well, I’ve always had a passion for music, as a teenager, I used to be an MC, made a few tunes here and there but never really pushed it. I own my own studio now so I thought it just made sense to try and see where my skills could take me.
Growing up in South London around the gang culture, what role did music play, and who were your influences?
Music has played a big role in my life because there have been times when I have felt low or maybe just needed to speak to someone and nobody is there. Then you have an artist who tells a story through there music and they might have been in a similar position or just come from the roads and it can give you that hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Truthfully I would say that most of my influences come from American rappers like Biggie Smalls, 50 cent, Nas, Mobb Deep, Styles P.
How did you get your first break in music and what came of your first few times in the studio?
Well as a teenager I had a friend who’s father owned a studio so we used to go down there sometimes and do our thing. Made a few good tunes at the time but didn’t really know how to promote myself so now I’ve got a good team around me that know what they’re doing everything seems to be falling into place.
Your music tells the life story of many young men from the mean streets, yours starting as an orphan to becoming a father. But if there is one thing, what do you want the listeners/fans to take away from your music?
I think it would be that no matter how hard you think your life is, someone’s always had it harder than you, so don’t sit there and give up. I could have given up on life many of times but you’ve got to keep going.
In your eyes, how do you go about standing out from the rest of the UK Rappers in the scene?
Well I believe that my flow is unique for 1. Nobody sounds like me really so that’s always a good start and I’m just going to keep working with producers that have got that good energy flowing through there music.
Behind the artist is always a great production team, and you have worked with some of the finest, N-Type and Lost, Potentz, and ALL4BEATZ to name a few. What are you trying to hear when selecting beats for a project?
Yeah I’ve been lucky to have these great producers to work with because it makes it easier for me when the producer understands what I need from a track. Like I said before I’m all about energy so when I choose a beat I want it to be an anthem.
Just last month, you released the EazyStreet mixtape and new single and video for ‘Get ‘Em’. A fired up, punchy, hard-edged song, it is levels above your average road rap. Can you explain the idea behind the creation of the song?
Well I wanted to make a statement as I’ve just got back into the music game recently. I wanted everyone to know I’m here to stay and I’m going to do whatever it takes to reach the top so ‘Get ‘Em’ I felt was the perfect song to display my thoughts.
Go Getter Music is the label that you are releasing EazyStreet under. What is the overall ethos and philosophy behind the label. A motto by which you stand by?
Yeah ‘Go Getter Music’ is my label which I have been releasing my music from. It’s definitely more than just a record label though, it’s a lifestyle and I want everyone to remember that you can make something from nothing, so let’s stick together and get the job done
How does this reflect in the music featured on the mixtape, and how will you further develop those ideas on future tracks?
Well if you listen to the mixtape you will hear me telling stories of where I’m coming from and also stories of where I want to be. Like I said I’ve had a passion for music from childhood so I don’t find it hard to write music it comes quite naturally.
With a plethora of videos online, from the ‘Work Rate’ and ‘Man Like This’ to the Bl@ckbox freestyle, you have steamed in to this music thing. How do you plan to keep the buzz going?
I’m just going to do me! But just know that I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve and I will not stop at anything to get where I’m going.
You’ve been supported by the likes of DJ Target (BBC Radio One & 1Xtra), Morgan Keyz (Rinse FM), Toddla T (BBC Radio One). Will be seeing you on Fire In The Booth maybe?
Well look I’m up for anything so if Charlie’s up for a fire in the booth I wouldn’t say no.
What are your personal goals, what do you plan to achieve in the next year and beyond?
As long as I put out good quality music and that the listeners are happy with I will be happy. Ive also got some good collabs in the pipeline so watch this space.
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