Tha-GhostDawg – Encore [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Distance, raw, cloudy

Tell us a few things about your new song ‘Encore’. What is the main idea behind it?

Basically, Encore was a way different beat with a different title before that was not yet released. The first verse was recorded on a different beat,but something was missing and I decided to redo the whole beat. I used the Raw Accapella and tryed different ideas and melodys and not before long, I came up with something. The whole concept for the song was falling in line as soon as Akasha stepped into the booth, she freestyled the bridge vocals and from this moment on, we added the Hook and i wrote and recorded the second verse. We always wanted to try a club type song with a more “electric vibe” to it and with a faster rhytmn. Might sound crazy but i mostly see pictures and colors in my head when i work on a beat or write my lyrics, but also when I’m recording. Encore was a futuristic vision with a 90’s touch.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

All my lyrics are honest, i could never write something that i’ve not expirienced or that i don’t feel at all. Regarding Encore, a few lines have a deeper meaning, but I would say “Do you hataz really thought you could stop the Grind safe your effort I’m not playing you cannot take away my shine. Huntin like Artemis, I gotta cross the Ocean, Ghetto Jam like Domino I flow with devotion” Since this has a lot to do with my story and LA, also “This game is upside down, fans stopped to differ right from wrong. Fake, like politicians and laws, be yourself or leave me alone” ..speak for itself.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

This goes deep and wayback, friends, enemys, people that we’ve lost along the way. Life itself has created a very complex picture. Back then Artists like: Mo Thugs Family, Bone thugs, 2 Pac, but also Rock bands like Def Leppard and Composers like Hans Zimmer. Recently Artists like Yung lean and Bones.. but it’s to many to name since every artist with a song that you feel can be a inspiration or at least a part of it. I often give “workshops” in the hood, and even those youngstas are an inspiration, i always tell’em that.

What would be your dream performance venue?

Every stage or club is good as long as the crows is connected to your music, ain’t nothing worse then a crowd thats is not in the right mood.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

My songs vary a lot in style and lyrics. I think it’s best to have a bit of both worlds, if you wanne dance and party, i got you covered. If you want something deep with a message.. i got you. If you want something to chill and relax.. i got you.

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

I think it’s almost certain that you run into trouble sooner or later if you grew up in a poorly enviroment without a father figure and without a real family behind you. I never had a real guidance and lived the day by day life for quiet some time. A lot has happened and I’ve seen how people disappear from an early age on. Runnin’ into trouble with the law happened occasionally, but i think one of the worst moments was when a guy attacked me and one of my close homies with a hand saw.. allready knew what it means to have guns pointed to my head at this moment.

Thank you!

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