It’s Tuesday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the 65-degree weather blows a cool breeze through the branches of the palm trees. The crown of leaves begins to dance in the very wind that catches the kush- filled smoke blown from the “Twerkoholic” singer. His black faded T-shirt ripples from the southeastern gust of air. Strains of his distressed diesel jeans galloping with every movement with his black chelsea boots is topping off his outfit serving the right amount of edge. An edgy persona that’s been hidden for sometime now but finally is being shared with the world. He sighs in relief as he reflects on the struggles it took to get him here saying, “It was a long process, back then I was on a different label. I was originally signed to Motown, but I’m in a new situation with RCA, and I’m happy to be here. We’re starting 2016 off the right way”
1. What provoked the inspiration for your single “Creep”?
I mean it’s crazy because it was basically a real life situation. Not only mines but also it general, at some point in life we all go through that. I was in the studio with my homie and my producer Done Deal walks in; we sat down and got the talking. I was telling them I met this girl who really likes me. She was actually someone’s wife tho and she was coming on to me. I’m like C’mon Yo; I’m trying to be a good dude or whatever the case but basically that situation led to that. He heard the beat in the studio, got the writing, and we just knocked it out. That’s why I love RCA. They really give me creative freedom allowing me to tell my own story.
2. Have you ever been to creep on someone else?
Yea I’ve made some mistakes, I was young and dumb, so yea, I’ve been in that position before. It’s something that everyone experiences at one point unfortunately
3. Most artists don’t have the originality to stand out or stick around, what new male artist are you listening to?
I would definitely say Bryson tiller. He brings something fresh to the game. I feel inspired by what he’s bringing to the table. I also like tory lanez as well, I think he’s dope but those are the main two.
4. What was it like shooting the music video?
The video shoot was like a party. It was just a bunch of good, positive energy and people around. Also, it was a lot of inspiration with girls, he says jokingly. Even though it was a long shoot, I really enjoyed myself. “Name” who directed the video really made me feel comfortable as well as everyone else on set.
5. What was it like working with Young Thug?
It was dope! We recorded in the studio while I think he was on tour at the time. We sent it over, he got it back to us and it was dope! We actually did have the chance to meet until the video. We actually go to connect on the video set, He was actually cooler than what I thought because I’m and R&B singer and he’s a rap dude, so you never know how things will go.
6. What has been your lowest moment in your career as well as the highest?
I would say coming into this industry at the age of seventeen, eighteen. I realized that this is an adult business; a grown man business and you have to grow up fast. You have to learn that there are ups and downs. Basically that was a transition from label to label. I couldn’t put out music; I couldn’t voice my opinion and with being an artist that’s all you really want to do is be creative, create, and create more. I had to go through the legal process. I couldn’t do this or that, so that was the point where I had to really make a decision for myself for the long haul. I stayed prayed up, without a motive I wouldn’t be here today. It’s a blessing that I’m here today because most artist don’t really receive second chances as artist in general. Luckily I had a team behind me who loved me and cared about my best interest.
7. Throughout the ups and downs of within the industry and life in general, who would consider the ones to consistently support you through everything?
I would say my mom, my brother and my family. Even my manager at the time, she really helped me get through the process and how I was even able to come about.
8. What projects are next on the agenda for you?
We’re definitely working on an album but were just really focused on creating and giving as much good content as we can to the fans. Were putting out more singles, definitely a tour is being set up but no official dates as of yet. It’s most certainly projects were working on that’s coming this year.