Wassupp Vents Magazine, I’ve been living my best and chillin. Thank you for having me.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Dom Perignon”?
Dom Perignon is my upcoming release, the track itself reflects my team and I, our lifestyle. Our demeanor, our couture, how we party and celebrate. We always turn a vibe up to a different level at any occasion, the same as when you see a bottle of Dom Perignon coming to your section. Lol We’re litty.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Many events did but one particular night, my team and I hit a club in NYC and on this night I payed more attention to the Dom P’s we were ordering and the vibe we were in. Everyone was lit, turned up, the energy was great. I just took note of that and told myself that I gotta make a track about Dom P. The next morning I played a beat my bro sent me and the first words out my mouth was “Dom Perignon on the rocks”
Any plans to release a video for the single?
I love making movies regardless so they’ll definitely be a video for Dom Perignon. I’ma show them what we about.
How was the recording and writing process?
Writing this track was easy. All I had to do is relive our nights and my experiences. Same with recording it, I already knew how I wanted to execute it so it didn’t take long to record.
What role does Long Island play in your music?
Long Island allows me to do whatever I want without me having to live up to a certain style or sound. A lot of people sleep on L.I. and its all good, that goes right to my ambition. In some ways the island fuels my music, creativity and hustle also.
How has Public Enemy and Rakim has influence your writing?
Keeping it a stack, Ive heard their music and theyre cool and they put L.I. on for a while. I was more influence by how they did that and how crazy that time must have been, I was too young to catch the wave. I would say my writing style comes from within otherwise. Maybe whoever was on my playlist heavy too.
Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?
For a fact! No matter what I always come on tracks with the intention of making it better in some way. At the same time this is rap, or it could be R&B. I’m still coming for the top spot by outdoing whoever is on the track. It is what it is. Ultimately the track will be better. Right? lmao
Does the new single mean we can expect new material – how’s that coming along?
Yeah, I got heat on the way. “Don’t Sleep On Me” is not just what you shouldn’t do, it’s the name of my project too. It’s packed with vibes the people need. Don’t Sleep ya digg.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The project is called Don’t Sleep On Me. It’ll be released at the right time lol, I want to drop more heat first.
Any plans to hit the road?
Those preparations are being put into place. It’s going to be crazy!!!
What else is happening next in Maui ARN’s world?
Well Im about grab some crab legs and margarita’s with a energy after this but after that I’ll take my talents right to the studio and cook.. The routine.