Catching Up With Breon Marcel
Did you always know that you wanted to be a musician, or were there other things you wanted to do?
Not at first. I was interested in sports ever since I was a kid, especially Football. But I was always artistic so it just came to me naturally. Actually, I always thought I was going to be a painter.
How did you get started as a producer? What program do you use to produce?
I first tried producing music at the age of 11. My cousin helped me download Fruity Loops onto my mom’s computer and I began playing with the software. I eventually started to get the hang of it. The softwares I use now are MPC and Logic.
What’s your process for creating your music?
Usually, my inspiration comes from my emotions and experiences. Then, I figure out the best way to connect with the audience in order for them to understand my lyrics. Sometimes I write them down or remember them and lay down the vocals.
We can usually pinpoint musical influences by listening to an artist’s tracks, but there seems to be such a variety in yours. Which artists, or which styles, would you list as your inspiration?
Off the top of my head, my biggest influences are Tupac, Nas, Jay Z, Andre 3000, Biggie, Kendrick and many more you came. I listen to all styles of rap. It melts into what my music is now.
What’s your favourite genre that’s not Hip Hop & Rap?
I listen to all types of music. I can’t discriminate when it comes to that but my favorite besides hip hop would have to be either funk, soul and R&B.
What are your plans for 2018? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?
I have an upcoming debut project coming in late December or early January titled Sedatives. Later on in 2018, people should expect another mixtape by myself and a project from my group, NFN. It should be a big year for us. We are expecting huge numbers and big surprises.
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