How has coming up in the city of Atlanta helped shape you – as it relates to your artistry?
Atlanta is art. It’s like a melting pot of personalities and styles, musically. You know, for me living in Atlanta is a constant learning process in creating art, no matter what genre – and I love it.
Have you directed before directing the “No Dey Lie” music video? How was the experience? Did anything unexpected occur during the making of the vid? Any happy accidents, etc.?
I’ve never directed. This is my first time and I enjoyed it. It was dope to see people invite me into the places they’ve worked so hard for (their business) and allow me to express myself. I can’t recall anything unexpected, but I got a couple bruises on my neck during the chain snatching skit because it didn’t come off during some takes. That might be a happy funny accident.
What’s your message to your listeners with “No Dey Lie“?
My message is just be yourself. Stop lying to yourself about who you think you should be. Life is better and easier when you’re true to yourself.
What new albums/artists have inspired you so far in 2021?
I’m all about Tems right now.
Has navigating the pandemic changed your perspective on the music industry in any way?
I believe the pandemic definitely sparked creativity but it’s all about how you look at it. It can be good or bad.
What can the fans expect from you next?
They can expect sounds with a message. Sounds that make you happy, sad and sounds that make you wanna do nothing but dance.