Flamma – The Might [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Energetic, Passionate, Conscious.

What is the main topic of your lyrics?

My lyrics/tracks always have a message and/or draw on my personal experiences that we can all relate to in someway. This track reflects on the good times, going out and getting lit with your people!

It was inspired during lockdown where it made you appreciate the ability to be able to go out and have fun. Like many people, I missed going out and having a great time.

When I first heard the beat for this track it reminded me of moments that I can imagine many relate to; good energy, out with your mates, drinking the night away. It gave me that feel good aura when you feel on top of the world and unstoppable. The feeling that you don’t want the night to end, just pure good vibes.”

I hope that this track ignites the same feeling for others, reminding them of being out with their friends and taking them back to their most memorable party days, when they felt euphoric. Hopefully it gives the listener a sense of power to do what makes them happy – unswayed by others’ negativity.

Why is it still difficult for UK rappers to break through to America?

I believe there are a culmination of reasons that contribute to this and it’s not just as simple as one thing. I believe stylistically UK rappers are very different in their delivery, cadence and flow. This can be a positive in some markets globally as much as it can be a negative one when taking on the American market. Another thing that can’t be ignored is the difference in culture and lifestyle, all these aspects add to the authenticity of UK rappers but also create some hurdles for the American listener to overcome. That being said there are a lot of listeners in America who are fans of UK music/rappers but perhaps not substantial enough for UK rappers to make their mark.

What are the main ingredients that make London one of the world’s leading music cities?

Diversity is the main thing. People and cultures all across the world have come here through the years and left their mark in London. This causes original styles to be a hybrid and a mish-mash of others styles creating a unique sound.

One thing I admire about music in London is that people are not afraid to be experimental and the general public are open to this which endorses creativity and innovation from artists.

Favourite album of the past year?

I find it hard to usually pick out one single album but over the course of the past year I’ve been listening to a lot of Chip, Dave, Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Aitch, J Hus & Young B.

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

I wouldn’t describe them as a hidden talent but I think Aitch & Dave have a lot of years ahead of themselves to hit even higher heights. I think Young B has also nailed his style and consistently brings out those banging smooth tracks.

What is the most useless talent you have?

I genuinely can’t think of any right now but I can do a one arm push up!

Thank you!

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