What age where you when you decided to become an artist?
I was maybe, 11-12 when we started our first group and really started writing rhymes. I've grown into my artistry in a way. I feel I'm just now reaching a place where I can get what I hear in my head down out through the speakers, exactly how I hear it. Took time.
Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop?
I hate this question. It's like asking who should we compare you to, lol. I AM a fan of Biggie, Pac, Jay, Andre 3000 and Eminem is just a different kind of monster all to himself. I even feel Kanye is someone I connect with musically. I still think I'm better than them, but that's just the competitor in me.
What are some of the things you’re working on right now?
I'm on promo working my first single "That's What I'm Talkin Bout" right now. Gearing up to shoot some dope visuals for the record. Got a few pop-up shows in the works in Detroit. Yeah still need 2-3 cuts to finish Gemini and get that out as soon as possible.
What advise can you give other upcoming artists?
Never quit. If you really believe you have what it takes. Don't let anyone tell you no.
How has life changed for you since becoming an artist?
Sharing my life, my thoughts and feelings on records and seeing how my honesty affects those around me. Freedom of speech isn't really free. You can speak your mind, but you still have to deal with the consequences of your views. Sometimes my lyrics rub the people closest to me the wrong way, but we're family, we figure it out.
Have you had the pleasure of performing yet?
I have actually. It's nothing like that feeling. I liken it to a "high". You can't recreate the vibe of everybody in the building rocking in unison to your music. It's addictive. You long for that feeling.
Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching?
One of the things I'm most proud of is some much of this album was produced in-house. To be able to make 12 cuts in 6-7 days was crazy in itself, but for the majority of them to made by Chart Vision producers means everybody was on the same page and that's rare. French Connect, The Drum Dreamers and Trixx are my guys and I'm proud of the work we accomplished together.