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INTERVIEW: Vancouver Rap Artist Terell Safadi

Q: Hi Terell, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

A:  I’m good, thanks for taking the time to line this up!

Q: Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Black History”?

A: It’s a song that tells how I feel about the continuous police brutality, and un- just killings of un- armed black men as well as the effects of American slavery. it’s a rise up, stand together vibe.

Q: Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

A: No specific event, just what’s been brewing in my mind and I finally found some music that brought it out of me.

Q: Tell us about the music video?

A: The Music video for Black History is a Vancouver Music Fund supported video, which means I got a grant from the city of Vancouver to cover all the expenses of the video. Its mixed with 1800’s plantation scenes and a modern day storyline of my life.

Q: How was the recording and writing process?

A: It didn’t take too long once I got into it, it came natural I just thought about things that I’ve been through and seen out there. Things that we see happening to un armed people. Recorded it at Nova studios.

Q: What made you want to pay tribute to the black history month this time around?

A: I have been wanting to do something to acknowledge Black History Month for a while now, I just don’t really make music unless I’m inspired and I finally was able to articulate my thoughts into a song.

Q: Do you see this becoming some sort of a tradition moving on and maybe pay tribute moving forward?

A: I think I’ll leave it at the 1 record for now, we’ll see.

Q: What role does Vancouver play in your music?

A: Its where I’m from and where 80% of my music is recorded, its home for me , the things I’ve gone through in this city made me who I am.

Q: Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

A: Definitely! I have some new Drops coming in March.

Q: Any tentative release date or title in mind?

A: Specific dates are TBD. Stay tuned on my socials.

Q: Any plans to hit the road?

A: Right now I’m Just focused on recording music and making visuals for those songs.

Q: What else is happening next in Terell Safadi’s world?

A: Working on a couple bangers for the summer and looking to play some festivals, I’ll be announcing some show dates and release dates soon.

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