Q: Where does your inspiration come from for your videos?
A: The inspiration comes from the lyrics and mood of the music. I am still working on my videos for my EP “Broken Generation”, dropping on November 3. They are taking forever! I am a perfectionist. I probably got to chill on that a little bit and let everybody grow with me.
A: Honestly, I think that every rapper in the industry is on their own unique path. It is so easy to let the struggles of street life get to you and suppress your positive energy. I also believe that what doesn’t kill you ABSOLUTELY makes you stronger. It is easier said than done. You gotta take your struggles and turn them into a lesson, wisdom, and personal growth. Struggles will make you a stronger and smarter individual with learning from these experiences.
A: I want to sign a major record deal in order to expand my brand and influence worldwide. I know I have the talent to be a major figure in the music industry and hip hop culture for decades to come, I just come from one of the smallest towns in the smallest state in the country (Barrington, Rhode Island).
Q: What can you tell the public about your newest released project?
A: ForTune Cookies Vol. 2 is a reminder that you need to know your worth. If you feel your frequency or your energy is getting lower while you are dealing with someone, stop giving them attention. It is up to you to realize that you deserve to be happy. I learned a lot about myself while making this project and I biggest thing I learned is that some people don’t deserve my time or energy and I want people to understand that too.
Q: How did you get to where you are today? What is the story that got you into music?
A: Obsessive focus, often causing me to neglect other really important things in my life. I missed out on quite a bit , just focusing on creating and always challenging myself most which was a means of escape from a pretty horrible childhood. The NPR tiny desk contest that I won last year opened a lot of doors
Q: Where did the name Slitty and Slittywrists come from? What is the story behind your stage name?
A: A lot of people ask me where my name came from or tell me that I should change it but I feel it is so fitting to my artistry. One of the main reasons I am called that is to bring awareness to mental health issues and talk about depression in an open way that lets you express that through alternative methods…
A: Puma was amazing, we actually still have projects dropping til this day. The people there are amazing. We had been working there for a while and new opportunities were being presented to us from other brands. We decided to go with ANTA cause they believed in our deco fam squad and wanted the full package, and for us that was important, we’ve been together since high school and who says no to California. 😄😄😄
Q: What do you like most about the Acting side? What do you like most about the music side?
A: I’ve always loved acting ever since I was a kid. Same with singing, i was always the kid singing songs up and down the block, all around the house. It wasn’t until middle school where I started writing poetry. Then in college I started working on my own music.
Q: Who inspires you the most inside and outside the music community?
A: At this very moment, I draw inspiration from Nipsey Hussle and his approach towards the music industry. Especially the fact of how practical he is. His model and his behavior really inspired me to grow my company and scale up in 2019.
Q: What is something you would tell yourself 10 years ago?
A: Something I would tell myself 10 years ago today would be, “WAIT FOR NO ONE! Don’t worry about the time, it’s going to pass anyway. Just do your absolute best, never give up, and the results will show.”
A: I love the feeling of butterflies in my stomach before I step on stage. I get a complete rush when I look around and see my band, all rocking in unison, eyes closed and zoned out while creating one sound, one vibe. But nothing compares to when I am able to connect with someone in the audience. When the music or the words connect with a person and I lock eyes with them and without saying a word, their eyes say it all... they get it.
Q: What is one thing that you struggle with, with your career?
A: I struggle with balancing the work I do and promoting my artwork. As an artist it is of course important to get a body of work completed in a timely manner. With promoting myself, finding venues and events to participate in, is more feasible.
Q: Where did your inspiration come from for your song Talk Facts?
A: With Talk Facts I really wanted to make a feel good song for people. I wanted an anthem that everyone could sing along to. I turn to music to get me through all my emotions whether those emotions are pleasant or not. I wanted this to be the song you put on when you want to be hyped up, when you wanna talk your shit.
Q: When did you know art was going to be a big part of your life?
A: I used to draw and paint my whole childhood. I used to cry and cry because I couldn’t do as good as I wanted to. I actually didn’t start to know that art was going to be a big part of my life till I was about 15, because that’s when I started to be good at it.
Q: What is your favorite piece you created and why?
A: I feel like that’s impossible to say. I love my paintings, all of them, and some definitely more than others. The pieces I thought I loved the most have been sold to happy buyers, and I go home and create more pieces that I love. It’s like a cycle. A way that I’m able to leave my love in the world.
Q: What is one thing you would want the public to know about yourself?
A: I would want them to know that I mix & record my music in my house I don’t go to the studio and if you an aspiring artist don’t be afraid to learn how to do things on your own you’ll get better at your craft and you’ll save big bucks. Also don’t be sleeping on me these next couple months gonna be MAJOR, all ima say.
Q: If you could work with anybody who would you work with and why?
A:To be honest I just want to work with my brothers & a slight few other artist in the city (Providence) who I f*** with on a personal level as well. We started this together so we’re going to come up together I stand on that facts.