A-Mac is an independent artist who has called a number of different regions, home. He’s no stranger to this blog so we caught up with him to talk about his new EP, Come & See .
What brought you to hip hop and who were you listening to?
Well it’s the culture, you know? It’s literally the embodiment of expression. Early on I used to drum, and we know how well connected drums and rhythm are to hip-hop so I suppose it was only a matter of time. As far as who I listened to, there were a few. Growing up I listened to a lot of Pac, DMX, Nas, Cube, Outkast, Ye, Wayne, Drake, 50; I could go on so I’ll stop with etc. Ye inspired me with his creativity and drive to do things his way. Nas’ ability to flow caught my attention. As far as now, my range of what I listen to is still broad. Nipsey Hussle’s business mind of the industry is hard not to be drawn to. Travis Scott reminds me a lot of Ye in terms of creativity and own lane. Drake. People kind of confuse me when they don’t mention him in anything. But I can go from Chief Keef, to Kendrick, to Childish, to 2Chainz; just depends on my mood lol.
You’ve lived in a few different places. Which region influenced your hip hop style the most?
Yeah, I’ve lived basically everywhere except the West. Plan on taking a trip out there this year. Honestly though, being in a specific place hasn’t influenced my style; at least not in a majority type of way. What I can say though is that all the area I’ve been have allowed me to incorporate specific elements of each area’s style; that allows me to appeal to every region …read more