It’s New York rap with a hint of Puerto Rican flavor as Erica Vain talks with Seth Narley, an up in coming rapper from New York . Seth took time to chat with Bleu about his new mix-tape, his outlook on networking with rappers of today and his opinion on Kendrick Lamar’s song-Control.
Seth Narley was inspired by rap his entire life. He lived, dreamed and embodied the development of rap as it still evolves. When he first went down to Puerto Rico to visit some long-lost family members, he transitioned into their style of rap and it manifested within his New York culture of rap also.
His mix-tape, ‘Chanel Rap’ released on July 18, 2013, discusses who he is “in a nutshell.” Two of his favorite songs on the mixtape are ‘Vices,’ which shortly discusses his mother and father during hard times and ‘Addiction,’ which he released a video on August 29, 2013. Check it out below:
When asked Seth about his new “Niche, Hood and High Fashion Rap,” he wanted to let readers and listeners know that he did not create the title of the name. The name was heard from an old rap song of Hip-Hop legend Jay-Z, and Seth has now developed his statement into a soon-to-be brand.
“This represents my life as a whole,” Seth says.
Seth like many other rappers and hip-hop artist’s grew up in the hood, ghetto, public housing and all-together in a unsafe environment. He wants to represent what he already knows into a more elite outlook on rap by incorporating fashion- high fashion to be exact.
“I wanted to be original,” Seth says.
On Seth’s outlook on younger artists today and collaborating with what they have to bring to the table, he enjoys. He enjoys networking and salutes young rapper of today, because their more outgoing and willing to make good music without any confrontation.
“I don’t collaborate with people because of their name.”
He has worked with well-known rappers such as Asap Rocky and Troy Av, but not because of their title, never that. He just enjoys artist who work hard and make good music (Plus he was also friends with Asap Rocky before they collaborated).
Seth commended Kendrick Lamar on his verse on Control.
“He Killed that Shit!”
Seth felt that Kendrick opened up a can of worms for everyone to endeavor. Even though Kendrick is friends with a lot of people he has worked with, he wants all rap artists to know that there’s still competition. Who is the best rapper? That’s the question Seth. Kendrick and many other rap artists can meditate on that.
Seth is currently working on promoting his new mix-tape and in the future will push ideas out to his team and the media about fashion.
Check Him out on twitter @SethNarley