How long have you been doing music? Describe your style of music.
I've been writing since I was very young. Always liked to write. I didn't start recording myself til like the 10th grade. I finished my first mixtape and kept going lol. Made alotta mixtapes that I sold throughout high school. Once I got to college back in 09, I started going ham. I became real serious and started making bigger moves like concerts and booking other shows. My style of music is a combination of lyricism of northern rappers and the "vibe" of the southern rappers. I just make music, don't really ever classify, just real ass music ya know.
Yea, your music is very pleasing to the ears. How do you differentiate amongst your competitors in the industry?
At this point, I don't really consider them as competitors parse. For now they are inspiration, but when I make it (and yes I said when), I hope to just bring the Lauderdale vibe to the rest of the world.
Nice way to specify them as your inspirations. Who inspires you?
Honestly, everyone in this world inspires me in their own way. My deceased mother inspires and has always inspired me to do whatever I wanted that would benefit my future. My father inspires me to be about my business and to do anything I care about whole-heartedly. As far as other artists, not just rappers, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Jay-Z, Kanye West of course, newcomers like Kendrick Lamar, K.R.I.T., ASAP Rocky, and the list will go on for days if you let it lol.
Wow!! LOL. Well it's nice to see that your inspirations are definitely not limited and diverse. Who are some artists have you worked with? Locally? Internationally?
Locally, I've worked with the 3TARDS, C-Note$, Bezz Believe, Joe Clark, 90-Nine, and a few singers named Neci and Aleisha.
I'm aware of some of those artists. They make good music. Do you have anything coming up? Events or new music?
Always yo. Parties, shows, new singles, random remixes just for my supporters to jam to while they wait for a full project. One big event coming up is my annual concert doooooe. That shit bouta CRAM so hard. I've done a big full length concert once a year since 2010 and always had a bigger turn out at the years progress. I plan on this one being even more of something to remember. Planning for February 2012 and calling it "The Beginning of The End" based off the 2012 myths.
Well, I think the title "The Beginning of The End" definitely will attract a crowd since you're basing it off the 2012 myths. Why should people listen/buy your music?
Of course they should if they wanna live lol. I'm just playing, but yea of course any artist would say that. I want critics, supporters, the whole nine. It's all about exposure. But buying my music as aof now, don't do it cuz I ain't been selling it. That's probably some bootlegger tryna rip you off lol.
Wow, well thanks for the heads up! What are your future plans as an artist?
Honestly, I just plan to keep perfecting my craft and growing. I plan to be successful and I'm taking the steps to get there, but what the future holds is for God to show me in the long run through my hard work and dedication.
P.S. CRAMdat!!!! That's something I created and like to say. Stands for "Creating Real Ass Music". SWAG
I must say, I enjoyed this interview. The vibe I get from B.Payne is "realness". It's important to stay true to yourself as you progress through life. I recommend everyone to support this artist so that he can soon say "I made it".
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