What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
I'm a hip hop rapper from Dallas, Tx.
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
I work alone on all of my music. I have a crew that helps me make videos and do promotions.
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list discography in which you have participated.
2011 (March): "The Promotion" mixtape
2012 (September): "Phase Me" mixtape
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
I began this genre of music in 2008. It's something I had wanted to do for many years ever since I really started enjoying hip hop music in high school.
What was your musical education?
I took a music class in college and also spent a year going to a school called Media Tech Institute. At MTI I learned to engineer my own music and studied recording techniques.
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
I knew I wanted to do it because it was so much fun for me. I realized it could be a way of life when I noticed that people were listening to my music and I was getting positive feedback.
What is your creative process?
I never try to force inspiration. At any moment I can have an idea for a song. I'll jot down notes on my phone with random ideas. I'm always listening to music, which often inspires me.
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
When I can listen to the song all the way through without any problem with it. I usually listen to a song and can hear different things that I want to change. I like to experiment with ideas and try new things.
What part of your job is your least favourite?
All of the work and time that goes in to promotion and trying to organize shows. But it is very important to get the music out to people.
How often do you practice?
I practice every day.
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
Kanye West, Eminem, 2 Chainz, Kid Cudi, and many others.
What should be done to stop piracy?
Nothing. I think that piracy will always occur. I don't think that people should go to jail for sharing music. If an album is really good a true fan will pay for it. I believe that touring is the big place for artists to make money these days.
What type of music do you detest?
None. I respect all kinds of music and try to find good in any kind that I hear.
What time did you get up this morning?
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
I have to show them what I can do, not tell them. No one wants to hear what you can do, they want to see it.
What other things have you done to make a living?
I've waited tables, worked at a daycare, and been a front desk person.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
Work very hard. In this business, you are competing with everyone else in the business.