Urban Magazine June 2017 - Page 72

Is there a genre or artist that you prefer above all others during down time? Are there any that we might be surprised about as fans? In my down time, I am listening to a mixture of stuff. I always want to be inspired by who is out there now. There are a lot of amazing people out there now. Anderson Paak is one. Currently, there are a few folks out of the Bay area coming up that are really dope. Just this morning I was listening to Rexx Life Raj who is from the Bay Area. I am collaborating with several great artists. I just worked with BJ The Chicago Kid on this album for the duet Stay. I really enjoy his vibe; I like that he’s kind of old school and soulfulβ€” but the way he writes is new school. I collaborated with a South African hip-hop artist named Cassper Nyovest –he is dope. We did a song titled Destiny, and another songβ€”confused. Can you share your thoughts on the differences in your fans here as compared to the fans overseas? Do you feel there is a higher level of appreciation there? You know I have had less exposure overseas. I know that as far as Black artists, or R&B and soul it is supposedly a lot more open in other places in the world. It is not as confined genre-wise. I have experienced a lot of people being more open here as well, the U.S. is where I have put out most of my music. This is where I have been able to connect with people the most. I have loved it when I have had the opportunity to do shows in London; I did some things with Meshell Ndegeocello and several other …ΙΡ₯ΝΡΜΈ$‘…Ω”…±ΝΌΑ•Ι™½Ι΅•„™•άΡ₯΅•Μ₯ΈM½ΥΡ ™Ι₯„Έ$‘•™₯Ή₯Ρ•±δέ…ΉΠΡΌ)Ρ½Υȁ΅½Ι”₯ΉΡ•ΙΉ…Ρ₯½Ή…±±δΈ%ЁΉ•Ω•Θ•…͕́Ѽ…΅…锁΅”°ΡΌΡΙ…Ω•°ΡΌ…Ή½Ρ‘•ΘΑ±…”…Ή)έ₯ΡΉ•ΝΝ₯Ήœ™₯ΙΝΡ‘…Ή‘½ά΅Υ έ”…±°Ι•±…Ρ”Έ$±½Ω”‰•₯Ήœ…‰±”ΡΌΝ•”Ρ‘”‘₯™™•Ι•ΉΠ)Νέ…œ…Ή₯Ή™±Υ•Ή•Μ₯Έ•… ₯ΡδΈ)e½Τ…Ι”ΝՍ „‘…΅•±•½Έ°•™™½ΙΡ±•Νͱ䁍‘…Ή₯ΉœΥΐε½Υȁ±½½¬Έ%́ё…ЁΡεΑ₯…°)½…Α•±”°½Θ…Ι”…Ήδ½˜Ρ‘”‘…Ή•ΜΝՍ Ρ‘…Ёε½Τέ½Υ±Ή•Ω•ΘΙ½¬Ρ‘•΄)……₯Έό)$‘½»ŠeЁ±₯­”™••±₯ΉœΝΡ…Ή…ΉΠΈ]‘•Ή•Ω•Θ$‰•₯ΈΡΌ™••°ΝΡՍ¬°‰½Ι•½ΘΥΉ₯ΉΝΑ₯Ι•“ŠQ±₯­”)$Ή••ΡΌ΅…­”„‘…Ή”°‘…₯ȁ₯́ΥΝΥ…±±δΡ‘”™₯ΙΝЁΑ±…”$Όέ₯Ρ Ρ‘…ΠΈM½΅•Ρ₯΅•Μ'Še±°)Ό‰…¬…Ή±½½¬…ЁΑ‘½Ρ½Μ±₯­”===#ŠQ$‘½»ŠeЁΉ••ΡΌΙ•Ω₯Ν₯Ёё…Ё±½½¬ΈQ‘•Ι”…Ι”„)™•ά₯Έ‰•Ρέ••ΈΑ‘…Ν•Μ°•ΝΑ•₯…±±δέ‘•Έ$έ…ΉΡ•ΡΌ‘…Ω”Ν‘½ΙЁ‘…₯ȁ……₯Έ…™Ρ•Θ$‘…)‰••Έ™±…Π΅₯Ι½Ή₯Ήœ₯ΠΈ%Ё݅́™ΥΈΡΌέ•…ȁ₯ЁΝΡΙ…₯‘Ё™½Θ„Ρ₯΅”°‰ΥЁё•Έ$Ι•άΡ₯Ι•½˜₯ΠΈ$)‘₯‘»ŠeЁΥЁ₯Ё…±°Ρ‘”έ…䁽™˜°ΝΌε•Μ°$έ•ΉΠΡ‘ɽ՝ „‰₯Ё½˜„έ•₯ɐ‘…₯ȁΑ•Ι₯½ΈQ‘•Ι”)έ•Ι”„™•άέ₯±‘…₯ΙΝΡ展́ё…Ё$‘…Ω”ΡΙ₯•΄΅$‘½»ŠeЁ­Ή½ά₯˜Ρ‘•δέ½Ι­•½ΘΉ½ΠΈ$™••°)±₯­”‘…₯ȁ₯́ΝՍ „έ…δΡ‘…Ёݔ…Έ•αΑΙ•Ν́½ΥΙΝ•±Ω•ΟŠP₯Ё₯́™ΥΈΈ$±½Ω”΅δ‘…₯ȁ͑½ΙΠμ)$…Έ©ΥΝЁ•ΠΥΐ°΅½₯ΝΡΥΙ₯锁…ΉΌΈ9½ά$‘…Ω”ΡΌ•Π₯ЁΥЁ…±°Ρ‘”Ρ₯΅”Έ1½Ήœ‘…₯ȁ₯Μ)™ΥΈΡ½Ό„!½Ή•Νѱ䰁…±°½˜₯Ё₯́‘₯ ΅…₯ΉΡ•Ή…Ή”Έ)e½Τ‘…Ω”„‘…՝‘Ρ•Θ°έ‘…Ё±•…δέ½Υ±ε½Τ±₯­”ΡΌ±•…Ω”‰•‘₯Ή™½Θ‘•Θ…Μ)΅½Ρ‘•Θ…Ή…ΙΡ₯ΝӊQ…́„έ½΅…Έ½Ω•Ι…±°ό)$έ…ΉΠΡΌ±•…Ω”‘•Θέ₯Ρ „±½Π½˜½ΑΡ₯½ΉΜΈ́±½Ήœ…́͑”₯́ɕ…‘₯Ήœ‘•Θ™Υ±°Α½Ρ•ΉΡ₯…°°$)έ…ΉΠ‘•ΘΡΌ‰”ΝΥΑΑ½ΙΡ•ΝΌΡ‘…Ё͑”₯́…‰±”ΡΌΑΥΙΝΥ”έ‘…ѕٕȁ͑”έ…ΉΡ́₯Έ‘•Θ±₯™”Έ)$Ι•…±±δ…ΑΑΙ•₯…Ρ”Ρ‘…Ё΅δΑ…Ι•ΉΡ́±•Π΅”‘½½Ν”΅δ½έΈ‘₯Ι•Ρ₯½Έέ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁ©Υ‘΅•ΉΠΈ)$…΄ΡΙε₯ΉœΡΌ‘ΌΡ‘…Ёέ₯Ρ ‘•ΘμΡΙε₯ΉœΡΌ™½Νѕȁ‘•ΘΡ…±•ΉΡΜΈM‘—Šé₯ΉΡΌ…Ρ₯Ήœ…Ή)΅ΥΝ₯Œ°ΝΌέ”…Ι”•ΡΡ₯Ήœ₯ΉΡΌ…±°½˜Ρ‘…Ёέ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁѽΌ΅Υ ΑΙ•ΝΝΥΙ”Έ$έ…ΉΠ‘•ΘΡΌΝ•”)…Έ•΅Α½έ•Ι•΅½Ρ‘•Θ°ΝΌΝ‘”™••±Μ±₯­”Ν‘”…Έ‰”„ΝΡΙ½Ήœέ½΅…Έέ₯Ρ „Ω₯Ν₯½Έ½˜)‘•Θ½έΈΈ]‘₯ Ν‘”₯́…±Ι•…‘δΝ‘½έ₯Ήœ΅”ƒŠQ'Še΄±₯­”= „Q‘₯́₯́ݑ…Ё•΅Α½έ•Ι΅•ΉΠ)±½½­Μ±₯­”μ$Ή••ΡΌ•ΠΥΐΡΌΝΑ••Έ)UI 8π€ά