Clo 9 – Ronin [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Chill, Descriptive, Bouncy

What is a Metropolitan Ronin? Tell us a few things about your new song.

‘Ronin’, commonly know as an drifter or wanderer in Japanese dialect, was a samurai without a lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless upon the death of his master or after the loss of his master’s favour or privilege. So, taking that information, a Metropolitan Ronin is a city goer who has no boss and nothing to tie them down. Someone who goes against all odds to make something of themselves without the help of a power figure.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

You show them love but underrate mine,

Trap music came to rule the world, but at the moment the genre feels stagnant. What does the future hold for hip hop in general?

Hip Hop is in an evolutionary process. I feel as if the genre is patiently waiting for someone in the new generation to push the genre into a new realm of music and this stagnant period is a result of that. The interesting question is who is going to instigate this process. Maybe that person doesn’t even know they are the Hip-Hop Moses or this specific person is still in an early stage of their career. Positions like this can not be forced they can only be made, so I suppose we just have to wait and see what is to come for the future.

Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?

There’s nothing but gems in this vast industry! A few I listen to regularly and I’d say look out for are, June Lizon, Toro y Moi, Clyde, Eli Sostre, SORIANO, Yani, CA7DO, Zuko Hardy

What would you change in the music industry?

One thing I’d like to change in the music industry is perception. If I can change someones perception for the better through my music then I’ll be happy. I think as artists we are very impressionable and way more people take note than we realise. I want my impression to open ones perception to more than just fame, money and glory. I want them to perceive the idea that there’s way more to gain from success and there’s loads to be grateful for. The first step to a better world is a better mindset.

Future plans?

My future plans is to just grow and learn and to become the best human/artist/creative I possibly can.

Thank you!

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