Spence Brown – 2011 [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

I would describe it as melodic, fun and usually thoughtful.

Tell us a few things about your song 2011 and your creative process in general.

The song was heavily inspired by high school days coming up listening to people like Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y. It’s part of a mixtape coming this Spring/Summer that will all be inspired by my upbringing musically and otherwise.

You control all stages from producing to marketing and everything in between. Does this feel lonely? Is a successful collaboration in music difficult by default?

I don’t ever really get lonely, I love doing everything myself. I’m kind of a solitary person in general so I tend to just spend my nights making music in my studio. I definitely do collaborate but it has to be the right person because I’m pretty introverted.

Missouri and California. What do you love and what do you hate in each place?

Man there’s honestly not a lot I hate about California, besides maybe the wildfires. But I love everything about California from the forest, to the mountains, the ocean, it really just is my favorite state. I can’t speak for all of Missouri but I actually also really enjoy the Kansas City area, where I lived. The BBQ has to be one of the things about it for sure. Although I don’t love how flat it is lol.

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

Man, so many different things! It’s hard to pinpoint one thing exactly because there are so many sub-genres and moods of hip hop, but to me the most central is probably the story telling. That was the thing I think I fell in love with growing up listening to music like Nas, Tupac or Outkast, all of which tell such vivid stories that almost make you feel like you’re in them.

Favorite music related film?

I’m working on watching more movies but I just usually don’t end up watching them for some reason, I usually end up watching anime. But I will say I saw Juice a while ago and remember that being really good, plus Tupac plays one of the main characters.

One last thing we should know about you?

I’m here for a good time AND a long time! Also I’m learning Japanese.

Thank you!

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