Flyght Club – Drugs On My Mind [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Diverse, Catchy and Experimental

How many beats do you listen to before you end up using one? Tell us a few things about your creative process.

Since I produce my own beats and mix master my own songs, I’m involved in the whole process of creating a song. I start with messing around with samples or just play around on my midi keyboard or my guitar until I have a cool idea that’s worth adding layers on top of and turning into a beat. I then hop on my mic and try coming up with cool melodies or flows for the hook. If I am able to come up with a cool hook idea on the beat, I keep evolving the song, if not I just sell that beat. But if the hook is good then the rest of the song is pretty straightforward and easy. I just get on the mic and freestyle on the beat till I can cut up cool enough parts for my verses. I then decide if the song needs a feature or not. But that’s mainly it. That’s my creation process with trap music, I just try to have as much fun with it as I can which is what I believe this genre is meant for.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

When it comes to my rap songs, I’m mostly just freestyling and don’t put too much thought into what I’m saying and focus more on my flow and melodies (like pretty much every mainstream trap artist). As I said I like to have fun with it so I don’t think I could point out a specific lyric of mine that I’m proud of. However, if you do listen to some of my non rap songs, there’s a lot more lyrically rich content in them. Kind of ironic right?

Favourite rapper, lyricist and producer?

Having grown up on primarily rock music, I got into rap and hip-hop really late. I really caught on to the wave as it made it to the mainstream so I naturally enjoy the modern wave of rappers. I really liked XXXtentacion’s music, Tory Lanez has been making some fire tracks. In terms of lyrics I see no one coming close to Kendrick and I guess my favorite producer would be D.A. Got That Dope.

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?

Trap music is just so simple and catchy that it has the ability to hook your average music listener very easily and with all the iconic artists that brought this genre up and brought forth the whole culture behind it, the genre was bound to take over the world. Once I got into it I started experimenting with the genre and tried to make it my own and that’s what I think is lacking currently. All these rappers have found a formula and stick to it to the point where every song sounds pretty much the same and if they don’t experiment and innovate their sound, they’re gonna fall off! Which could lead to either of the two things; hip hop dying out of the pop culture with the artists or a new wave of rappers with a fresh sound will evolve hip hop and make it bigger than it is even now. Which is I constantly prioritize experimenting with my music.

When not writing music, how do you spend your time?

I mostly play with my dog, go hiking or kick it with my homies. Nothing too crazy haha but then again, I spend so much of my time just working on my music.

You’d give up making music for…

I don’t think I’d give up making music for anything. Although I have and will give up everything to keep making music.

Thank you!

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