Da Bassment Blog recently had the opportunity to sit down with the talented artist Perez and ask him a few questions about his new single “K+2| THE OATH” and career.
1. Whats Up With The Hat What Does It Represent?
“Well, Shit Doesn’t Really “Represent” Anything So To Speak. Just My Style I Guess. As A Child Growing Up My Parents Always Had Me Dressed Up, Wearing Fly Shit, That Was Always Accompanied With A Hat. Like I Remember On Like Valentines Day In ’01 I Had This Fly Ass Leather Trench Coat With A Leather Fedora. My Pops Always Had Me Fresh. He Was Influenced By Artists Such As Michael Jackson, Whodini, RUNDMC Who All Rocked Brim Hats, And So Therefore His Influence In Styled Transcended Down To Me.”
2. who inspires and influences you to push the envelope and create
“I Inspire Myself To Push The Envelope. Fuck Everyone Else And What Their Doing, I Live In My Own Creative Reality. I Tell My Own Story, Filled With Experiences And Narratives Illustrated Like No Other. Fuck A Boundary, Fuck A Genre, Fuck This Over-Saturated Ass Industry. As Far As I’m Concerned My Only Competition Is Myself And The Legendary Stature Of Those That I’m In Pursuit Of.”
And Who Would Those Artists Or Individuals Be?
“Marvin Gaye, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, The Doors, The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Smokey Robinson, BB King, Muddy Waters, Scarface, Ice T, Prince, Rick James, Michael Jackson, MF Doom, Wu-Tang Clan, The Ohio Players, Slave, The Smiths, The Dead Kennedys, Black Sabbath, Black Flag, DJ Screw, Sid Viscious, Blondie, N.W.A., Ice Cube, Outkast, BDK, KRS One, Kool G Rap, LL Cool J, Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons, Nirvana, RUNDMC, The Beastie Boys, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Warhol, Queen, Roy Ayers, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Parliament Funkadelic, N.E.R.D., White Stripes, James Brown, The Isley Bros., The Eagles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, ATCQ/Native Tongues, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, GunsNRoses, Pink Flyod, Led Zeppelin, Nas, 2Pac, Notorious BIG, Shit… And A Whole List Of More Dead Rockstars
3. Do you produce your own tracks?
“A Few Of My Forthcoming Projects I’ve Self Produced. In The Past And As Of Now My Sound Has Been Co-Created/Produced And Engineered With And By Izzy”
4. Jay Z or NaS? why?
“Neither. That Shits Mad Confusing. Fuck It. Nas Influenced Me More. Even On StillMatic. I Was A Kid! “I Know I Can”, And “One Mic” Reached Me On So Many Levels. Jay-Z Wasn’t Making Soul Music. Nigga Was Making Boss Moves. All His Shit Was Only Being Made By The Neptunes, Just Blaze, And Timbaland At That Time. By The Time The 2000’s Hit The Nigga Had Mad Money, And Made Shit That Encouraged Grown Ass Niggas To Wear Multicolored Du-Rags With Head Bands. The Nigga Co Signed Wearing Big Ass Mitchell And Ness Jerseys And Low Cut AF1’s. Shit Didn’t Reach Me.”
5. MJ or Prince why?
Prince. Musical Genius. Driven. Worked Countless Hours And Years In The Studio. Focusing On His Craft. Said Fuck The Fame And The Hype, Give Me The Hoes. Was Very Impressionable, Yet Maintained A Sense Of Humility For Decades.
6. Whats your 9-5 (this can tie into for what its worth) working at
wal mart to fund your career
“Shit. I’m Fresh Out Of School, Trying To Grasp On The Idea Of Adulthood And Ultimately Survival. I Need Money. Therefore I Have A Job. It’s Something That I Don’t Necessarily Hate, I Just Prefer Not Doing It. Sacrificing My Time And Energy For Their Dollars; I’ve Sold My Soul In A Sense. I’ve Completely Conformed, My Overall Personality, Ego, And Creativity Has Been Suppressed. The Thought Of It Is Just Draining. My Entire Day Consists Of Doing Something That I Don’t Even Like Doing, For A Corporation That Doesn’t Give A Shit About Me. But, I Have To Do It… Because Of The Fact That It Keeps Me Going And Doing What Needs To Be Done In My Position As A Young Starving Artist.”
7. If you could collab with any artist dead or alive music or painter any art who would it be and why?
“Fuck! Ummmm I’d Say Jim Morrison. ” “We’re Both Pretty Far Out.”
8. Where do you see yourself and your music in a year?
“Touring. Producing. Recording. Creating. Progressing.”
9. Let me hear in your best written verse?
I Don’t Have Just One “Best” Written Verse. I’m Young. I’m Still Young, Im Still Developing And Growing. I Don’t Freestyle. Shout Out To Yatchy & Uzi For Standing Up For The Young Niggas Out Here Getting Flack For Not Dropping An Entire Full Length Double Disc Album As A Freestyle. Why In The Fuck Would I Drop Album Material For A Goddamn Interview? Just To Prove That I Got Bars!? Wait For The Project, Damn.”
10. Do you have any shows coming up where can people check out your music?
“Ubahn Fest Featuring Nas, Desiigner, MGK, Murs, Etc. October 21st 2016”
make sure you check out his latest single below and as always….