Odd Wall – Fear [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Original, Current, Honest

Tell us a few things about your new work “Fear”.

‘Fear’ is my debut album which has been in the works for over a year. I’ve worked with artists from all over the world. United States, Japan, Brazil, Grenada, and my home the UK. I don’t stick to one genre, you will find some hip hop, r&b, chill out, drill and uk garage, all the genres i grew up listening to. You can definitely hear who my influences are on this album and a couple of the songs are very personal.

Which song of the album reflects you the most?

This is a tough one to answer but i’ll go with ‘Radio’ just because its a really personal song about a friend of mine who passed away a few years ago. When i started DJ’ing over 20 years ago he was the one that helped me the most, at the time he was the best underground DJ on the pirate radio scene and his shows were legendary. This song is all about wishing I could hear him on the radio one last time. I think this song reflects me the most because it’s about the man who got me started.

Do you think there is a true underground hip hop sound today?

Oh definitely, there are so many independent artists out there doing their thing and i thinks that’s where its found. It just takes a bit of effort to find it but it’s there. You listen to Grizzy Hendrix, Locksmith, all the rappers on my album etc.. THAT is underground hip hop.

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

To me it symbolises a way of living, a culture. Growing up as a teenager in the 90’s it was my escape, my hobby, my life basically and still is to this day. It symbolises honest truthful music and i think it also symbolises hope to people from all walks of life.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Believe in yourself and don’t let other peoples opinions stop you in your tracks. This is the reason I called my album ‘Fear’ because I was always scared to put music out or let anyone hear it. That fear I had in me that someone was gonna say they didn’t like it but you have just gotta believe in yourself, and finally that’s what i’ve done. Also younger me, invest in bitcoin lol.

What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

Haha this is a good question. No comment.

Thank you!

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