Photos and words by ed cañas.
He's an artist. He’s a rapper. He’s a father. He’s unflinching. He loves singing “Suavamente” even if he doesn't know what it means. He wants to tailor cut his and his friends' experiences into individual pieces of musical art. He wants people to dance. He’s studied funk innovators extensively. He’s figuring out his next music project. He says it will be fun. He throws partys in people’s actual living rooms. A #partyinmylivingroom tour is forming. He’s designed custom socks with Stance. His fashion is ever evolving. He can’t count how many pairs of shoes he has. He believes your name is your currency. He thinks you should take advantage of your opportunity to vote. He doesn’t have a strong connection with any current presidential candidates. He prefers to be on time. He draws his ideas out and scans them. His best ideas come to him in the morning. He really loves instagram, say’s it’s his guilty pleasure. Twitter gives him a headache. He hates stupid tweets and misspelled words. The last album he purchased on iTunes was Dirty Sprite 2. He still works with THX, DJ Dahi, Rahki and Ro Blvd. His Designer EP cover is an actual painting by Vakseen. That cover had a 48 hour turnaround to be turned in. He writes all his own raps. He say’s hip hop tries to age people but believes music is forever. He likes Danny Brown. He thinks XXX was ground breaking. He thinks Drake is “the guy” but is missing that classic album to his credit which he thinks is coming. He used to write rhymes after smoking weed, but not so much anymore. He doesn’t like indicas. He’d rather sip dark liquor or tequila then write. He thinks I’m Mexican. He was blown away by Swimm’s live performance a while back. He thinks Florence and the Machine is the best non-hip hop live show he’s ever seen. He thinks L.A. is a cultural mecca and the most influential city in the world. He wants to be as great as the greats. His new music is on the way and it sounds great.
He is Regal. He is Honest. He's a Designer. He is Thurz.
Full video interview by Chuck Anakwenze coming soon.
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