[Interview] Frank

How and why did you get into the music business?

I got into the music business because a friend of mine, my go-to producer Glodi West [Glodi-san], started making beats. He would make a beat, send it to me and I’d tell him what I think about it to motivate him. We stacked up beats and I used to tell myself, “all these beats but nobody to rap on them?” So I started writing. At that time, I was going through a difficult period in my personal life. What’s funny is that I wrote my first verses and songs using some other producers’ beats. But Godi West [Glodi-san] produced “Badman Ting“, “One More Chance“, “Nina’s Interlude” and “Nina’s Outro” off the EP.

What are your musical influences?  Were you inspired by a song or an artist?

My influences are Lil Wayne – he’s my favorite rapper of all time, no doubt –, J. Cole because I like his stories and Drake for the way he talks about love in his music.

Are you satisfied by your EP “Nina”? Was it not too early? What kind of feedbacks did you get?

I’m really happy about what we’ve done my friend/Glodi West [Glodi-san] and I. We set ourselves a challenge/goal to release an EP by December 30th 2016 and although we went through a lot, nothing could stop us. I received a lot of good feedbacks from people who listened to it. Even some of my teachers, people who have known me since I was a kid listened to it and liked it, so I have something to be proud of.

Have you ever collaborated with another artist? Or do you plan on doing so soon?

Collaborations? Not really, but I did a couple of remixes with some artists before I dropped the EP. I’ll be doing some features if things work out of course.

I noticed recently that the single “Karine” was produced by “De La Fuentes” who are slowly making their way through the beatmaking scene. How did you get in touch with them?

I have known Krisy aka De La Fuentes for a couple of years now. l talked to him several times even before I started making music, he’s a great guy. Anyway, he dropped a beat on Soundcloud called “Karine” when I started writing music; I listened to it and really liked it. So I wrote a story about a girl called Karine on it. I even recorded “Karine” and “Baby Cry” (both from the EP) in his studio. De La Fuentes has a special touch when it comes to making music, believe me. It’s no wonder everybody wants to work with him. He’s a busy guy right now and it’s not easy to contact him but I’m really looking forward to working with him in the future.

 

What about your future projects?

For now, I’m working on shooting some music videos for songs off the EP and my next project with my friend/go-to producer Glodi West [Glodi-san]. It’s called “ASTORIA” and trust me, it’s going to be a “trip”.