Nationality: New Zealand
What kind of music do you do?
Why front and be all artsy? It's rap. Just because I rhyme over some unconventional hip-hop tinged with electronica beat doesn't mean I've revolutionised anything. It is what it is. I've tried singing but I suck. No other option really.
What kind of artist do you see yourself as?
I'd describe myself as a writer. A writer of poetry and emotion…I mean I'd love to call myself a rapper, but I think free-styling is an essential ingredient to being able to call yourself that and I just can't do it without coming across nonsensical. I don't think I'm talented enough to call myself a rapper. I'm more of a… reciter? lol. I try and write substance, although I do have quite a wild imagination and can come across as… I don't know… like I'm from a different paradigm. Some of my stuff people won't understand or get right away. But to me it's real.
Oh but if the question was more do you see yourself as a commercial artist or underground/alternative? then I'd have to say whatever alternative stratosphere M.I.A. is on, I want to be on that. Matter of opinion really.
What/who would you say you sound like?
I'm like… The lion that learnt to talk. Take that how you like. Artist-wise though? Kid Cudi, Drake and Kanye West.
What/who are your musical influences?
If I could put down my three favourite artists/bands ever it'd be Daft Punk, Kid Cudi and Prince. I could name a whole bunch of other artist's I flatter in my music but it's not as interesting as you may think.
My imagination, my family, Ricky Gervais, girls, media, zombies, fashion.
What are your musical dreams/aspirations?
To meet like-minded people. To write an album and get my favourite artists to record it. Umm and to go to some red carpet American music awards thing and perform in front of my favourite rappers and them not boo me off stage.
What motivated you to do what you do musically?
I love coming up with killer lines and fitting them together like a puzzle. But my main motivation to even start was just like… the wack music that gathered acclaim at the time while im sitting back puzzled and thinking "really?… what the hell… people like this bullshit?.. I can rip this guy" so when I rap it's pretty much just to prove I am better than 90% of rappers, at least lyrically. Uhh i dont know if its the inner hater in me but hip hop has become so generic with everyone just following what the next man does, which is apparent in music over here. It's like we wait on whatever trend America catches onto and then copy that a few months later. I'm trying to break that. I don't wanna make music that's hot right now. I wanna make music that's hot tomorrow.