Rents Drops The Visuals for "Magician"
When did you first get into music?
I got into music when I was 13. Mcing was the first stage of me writing my own material and then I started to write my own songs privately. I was writing love songs and all kinds of madness. And then I started to put out tracks, I was in studios from 13 and before I knew it I was doing hooks. It went well, everyone took to my stuff well. I started singing when I was about 5, my mum and dad were my biggest inspirations, my mum being a Reggae singer, she sings Lover’s Rock, she was in the Voice magazines when she was like 18, she was going Brixton studio. My whole family is into music.
What has influenced you and your music?
My mum being from the West Indies, my dad being from Jamaica. Unfortunately I went to Jamaica in 2014 to bury my dad. From that moment onwards I made sure I got my studio and I wrote my business plan. Losing my dad was crazy, it was a big influence. He was really on my case to pursue music.
My style of music right now is really focusing on the Afrobeats and Afroswing scene. I think that came from the Ghanaian families that I grew up around. Some of my boys are Nigerian, I stayed round their houses when I was younger so I think that has been a big inspiration. Even my mum tries to cook Jollof. We’ve been around the culture for some time.
What was the inspiration behind 'Magician'?
Great Adamz came up with the concept when we were all in studio vibing looking for beats and the rest is history.
Who are your musical inspirations?
I can’t single out any musical inspiration because I don’t necessarily want to sound like anyone. I want to focus on creating my own sound and my own name so I don’t listen to one person for too long even if I really like a certain artist. As a sound engineer I’ve come across Indie bands, I don’t really listen to that kind of music but as far as I know, I can point out good Indie and Rock singers. I took Music Tech at College so I’ve studied different types of music which has out me in to this engineer position that I’m in right now.
So yeah I’m not ignorant to any type of music, I appreciate all kinds of music and this is why a lot of people appreciate my time and feel comfortable in the studio when they come here to record. I can relate to all type of music. I’m inspired and influenced by everyone’s music.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I live in my studio so you will be expecting more music and more videos, this is basically all I do now.