HHW: How did you choose your stage name?
Sikcess: Actually my cousin Regg came up with the name. We were chillin at the crib one day bumpin some Instrumentals and I spit a verse. He said that shyt was a success, that shyt is money. I should use $IKCESS as my stage name.
HHW: Where are you from originally?
Sikcess: I was born in San Leandro Ca, lived in Oakland until I was about 12 years old then moved to Union City Ca
HHW: Why did you start to do music?
Sikcess: I started doing music because I wanted to express myself vocally, everybody has a story to tell, and what better way to do that than on a platform with a microphone.
HHW: Have you had another career that wasn’t in the music industry?
Sikcess: I have a career in the Fitness Industry. It’s my Passion.
HHW: Who do you look up to in the industry and why?
Sikcess: Spice 1, was the Spark Plug that got me interested In rapping. He was spitting that real shyt that niggas was really doing on the block. That’s why his shyt is still relevant to this day, Niggas Know, Real shyt never dies. E-40, Too Short, Mac Dre, CML Lavish D, Philthy Rich, Mistah Fab, Richie Rich, Dru Down….
HHW: What influences your music?
Sikcess: Freedom of speech influences my music.
HHW: Who helped you get (your foot in the door) in to the industry?
Sikcess: Non other than the Legend Spice 1
HHW: Have you ever released an album?
Sikcess: No, this will be my first album. I’m a late bloomer
HHW: What differentiates you from other artists?
Sikcess: I mean what I say and I say what I mean
HHW: What do you want to be known for/known as?
Sikcess: I want to be known for never giving up on my dreams despite what all the doubters and haters say.
HHW: What do you hope to get out of your involvement in the music industry?
Sikcess: I just want my kids and family to see that you can anything you want in life no matter what people. INVEST IN YOURSELF!!!
Check out Sikcess’ Offical Video for “Dead Presidents” below.