Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: More exciting without a doubt. The whole process of creating something new and challenging is unmatched. It could be stressful at times but the rewards make up for that.
Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans: Getting to know yourself I believe is key. We all have inner battles why not focus that energy within in order to master the self. Once you do, the world becomes background noise.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Ans : Music is in my blood. All I have to do is focus on the topic at hand, choose a great track and boom.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: Dream like a boy; Work like a man.
Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?
Ans: That would be Feening or La Vida Loca, depending on my mood Man on a mission does a great impression.
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Ans: Edgy, New, Exciting full of essence. In plain words: Sick!
Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the proccess?
ANS: My inspirations comes from anything and everything. It sometimes have to do with the mood that I’m in. My favorite part is the final product.
Q: At what age did you start singing?
ANS: Around 8 yrs old.
Q:Who are your inspirations?
Ans: So so many! Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Dr Dre, Bob Marley, Michael J., Timbaland and so many more!
Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Ans: OMG! It’s really hard maybe Kendrick Lamar, he is an amazing artist.
Q:What is your favorite song to sing live?
Ans: Oppression (Freddy Cee)
Q:Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?
Ans: I have 3 Albums coming up soon! I already have a solo album self titled (Freddy Cee) and an instrumental/soundtrack album named The Producer. The first album is scheduled to be released in the end of June and its going to be epic in the genre of: Afrobeats followed by Freddy Cee part :2 and the 3rd is going to be in French also a mixture of genres.
Q:Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to sing as a career or just advice about careers in general?
Ans : Go for your dreams! People have a lot of insecurities and usually want to project them on you so ignore and move forward stay focused on your vision/the end goal.
Q: If you had a soundtrack to your life what song/songs would have to be on it?
Ans : Talk from Xperience or Man on a mission.
Q:How does the conversation go when someone pitches the performance to you?
Ans: I’m very deep, so down the rabbit hole we go lol but laughter is also the best medicine so as long as the energy is positive it’s going to stay that way.
Q:When and why did you start playing?
ANS: I have always loved music in general, I started with songwriting than music production, than music engineering because I wanted to make sure that my current and future fans can grasp vision.
Q: Which instruments do you play?
Ans: Drums some percussions and Keyboards by ear.
Q: What was the first tune(s) you learned?
Ans: Still Dre lol
Q: Is your family musical?
Ans: Absolutely! We are all crazy about music. I grew up listening to music while doing pretty much anything: cleaning, sports, happy and sad moments. Music is food for some of us.
Q: Describe your family member’s musical interests and abilities?
Ans: I grew up watching my brother being a DJ and I used to be his assistant at certain gigs at least the ones I was allowed to be in because I was still very young. My mother will break down music genres like you’ve heard before; and I was part of a lot of different groups growing up.
Q: Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
Ans: That would have to be Prince, Nas, Bob Marley and Sade.
Q: Which famous musicians have you learned from?
Ans: I am an multi genre artist and music producer so I have to split that question in 2.
As a producer: Dr Dre, Timbaland, Dj Premier, Quincy Jones, Neptunes, Just blaze.
Q: Who was your first teacher? Other teachers?
Ans: Does not apply
Q: Describe your first instrument. Other instruments?
Ans: My first instrument was an Roland keyboard also complimented it with an MPC and a computer.
Q: What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
Ans: I got to showcase my talents a few times it feels new every time. And the admiration you get after is also rewarding .
Q: Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?
Ans: sometimes I’m more focused on creating something original and new so that’s really rare mostly in production.
Q: Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s?
Ans: Musicians lol that list would be way too long there are a lot of talent out there.
Groups: Outcast, The Fugees, Naughty by nature.
Q: Have you been in competitions? Fleadh’s? Any prizes?
Ans: I have won beat contests, nominated for the German music awards for my video: Hard hat.
Q: Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?
Ans: I have a few interviews on your favorite platforms.
Q: Do you play for dances? Step-dancers? Describe the differences.
Q: How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
Ans: Make it look good.
Q: Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
Ans: No! Rather exited.
Q: What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Ans:Don’t be no one is perfect.
Q: Do you attend sessions? What makes a good session?
Ans: The most important part of a session is synchronization. First things first than enjoying the process with anything is the model for me.
Q: How often and for how long do you practice?
Ans: Everyday, I make about ten beats a day so I stay busy.
Q: What do you practice – exercises, new tunes, hard tunes, etc.?
Ans: perfecting your craft is important so I try to improve and practice beat making and song writing every day. I’m also very disciplined so finding something new to get excited about comes naturally.
Q: Do you teach music?
Ans: I used to at City College ACE.
Q: How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?
Ans: Time management. We all have 24 hrs what we do with it is up to us.
Thanks for taking time out of your day:)