Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Conscious”?
It’s kind of a personal song to me. Even just writing it and making the beat. First of all, the song kinda wrote itself. I came up with the instrumental and as I made the beat, the words just kinda came to me naturally. It’s kinda deep and mad soulful. I’m all about that.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Just experience, man. It literally speaks to everything we see going on in recent history but from a more carefully thought out perspective. These are thoughts that build up over time just experiencing life and society, and I use music as an outlet for such train of thought. I’m only asking more questions…
How was the film experience?
Oh yeah the shooting was smooth man, done all in one day, somewhere out there in Palos Verdes, California. Had a great drone guy.
The single comes off your new album – any title in mind?
“Pound of My Flesh”.
How was the recording and writing process?
It took about a month and a half to write and record all 13 songs. And I made only specifically 13 songs for the project. I was locked in. Loved every minute.
What role does your experience in Cameroon play in your music?
It was a struggle out there, man. Hardships always develop soul. I like to think my music is soulful.
How has your new environment have influence you?
I mean, it’s still a struggle out here too but just on a different perspective. So I’ve kinda learned over the years that the world is small and we’re a lot more relatable than we think. I feel like that helps me speak to a lot more people at the same time.
What aspects of hope did you get to explore with this album?
I touch on a variety of social topics on the album. As well as a lot of personal stories which relatable in a broader sense. Some people are gonna get into the message and relate. Others are gonna listen for the music, the sound, the vocals. Either way, I know we are a very volatile hip hop community so I don’t hope much, I just work hard and make the best music and work hard to make it stick.