Interview by Carl Marsh - January 2015
If I can start by asking you what message you would like to say to your fans, especially those that have been behind you for a long time?
I would personally love to thank the fans for their ongoing commitment in supporting me. They are my driving force, and are such an important part of my journey. I want to send my love to all of them.
Why do you feel it is important that people, and especially young people, should read more?
It is essential for the youth to indulge themselves with reading! Reading develops your vocabulary and stimulates the creative parts of the mind. I find that being engrossed in a book can relieve stress.
What is your favourite book, and why is that?
My favourite book is called " The Secret " and it gives a motivational outlook on life. It generates belief and happiness throughout.
Have you been reading anything recently, if so, what is it and was it a good read?
Recently I purchased the autobiography of " Jay Z ". It has developed my knowledge on him as an artist, and given myself important pointers to look at within my own music career.
You must have plenty of stories to tell, is there any good story you can share here, not told before?
Yes, I have a story that most may not have heard. Back when I was younger in secondary school, I had the talent to run and did so for the Borough I lived in. I eventually went on to run for Kent and Cambridge Harriers, in which I was tipped for the Olympics. Unfortunately, I ended up with a back injury that cut my sporting dream short, and I then focused solely on my music.
If you could perform with any musician, who would you choose, and why?
It has to be my idol " Eminem ". I've had the pleasure of witnessing his performances on two separate occasions. He empowered me and was emphatic. To be on stage and perform with him is my ultimate dream.
And would you ever consider writing a book one day, fact or fiction?
I would like to write an autobiography when I've gained enough life experience. I've always been creative, I'd also love to write a fictional novel of some sort.
How did you get into singing and all this social media stuff in the first place, was it something that just happened?
I came into music purely by writing poems. I developed that into rapping, and I've never stopped since that day. The more you experience and learn, the better your chances are of pursuing your chosen career. The social media side developed through me being such an avid social network fan.
What advice would you be able to offer anyone considering singing as a career choice?
My best advice would be to learn your trade as if it was any other job. Study the music industry, and start off by getting your music across social networking sites e.g - Twitter & Facebook.
What will the next 12 months hold for you?
In the next 12 months, I hope to obtain more exposure and get a UK Top 40 in the music charts.
I always end with a literary theme, so if you can give me your answer as if you were writing it in a book, “If you were an animal, what would it be and why?” – (express in words as best as you wish).
I am the Lion, the king of all animals. I will continue fighting to get to where I need to be, and will protect my loved ones.
I'm a lion, because to the outside view I am fierce, but it's the courage within, that drives me forward.