THE DRIXXIE INTERVIEW
What’s your story?
Philadelphia born. College Park raised. Lawncrest rep. Wanting all the smoke since ‘93.
What does the local music community mean to you?
The local music community is very important and I definitely believe that for the city we live in, we need it to be stronger than ever right now because this city has the talent. The talent is definitely here and it’s been here. We just need more genuine platforms like this one. We don’t need more snakes, we need more people planting flowers. And that’s what me and P (manager) tryna do over here.
Who are some of your biggest inspirations, both locally and mainstream?
Mainstream wise, my biggest influences are Prince, Arcade Fire, & Kanye West. If I could only listen to albums by these artists for the rest of my life, I’d be ok.
Local, imma say Alex G & Meek Mill.
As a young black male growing up in Philly that was super into Hip-Hop, I never actually really listened to Meek until I came back from Atlanta, after high school. I just remember when I sat down and heard Dreamchasers, his music made sense. At some point it just clicked because I was going through the same shit he was talking bout.
As for Alex G, I remember me and the homies had went to go see Porches, which is one of my favorite bands, and Alex G was the headliner. And he killed that shit, he definitely definitely killed that shit, and I been rockin’ with him ever since.
What’s one thing about you that you think is misunderstood? What do people not know about you, or one thing you want people to know?
People try to pinpoint me and my music and try to figure out what style I am, when the truth is, it can’t be pinpointed. And I drink my whiskey straight... cause I’m not a bitch.
Tell us about your most recently dropped project, or an upcoming project.
There’s no project, I’m just dropping hot ass shit. When the time comes that I feel like there should be a project, I’ll make a project.
Are there any artists you enjoy collaborating with the most? Are there any artists, local or mainstream, that you would love to collab with?
I never really had a big selection of people to do features with so after a while I got used to hearing only me, and I love it. Even when I think like, “somebody mainstream could add this or that to a certain song” I just think of what they would add and I do it myself.
What has been your favorite project you’ve released so far, or the one you’re most proud of?
Not a project but the video for my song “On The Block”. You never seen that flavor in Philly before.
Who else in our community do you think is Next Up?
Cowboy Killer & Kississippi. They make my head bob.
What’s next for you?
Imma put on. Imma put on for my family, my city, my neighborhood, my homies, my homies’ homies, my homies’ families. Shit Imma put on for they damn cats and dogs. Str8 like dat. I wanna show the whole world how we get down.