Readey – Bubblin’ [Interview]

  • Describe your sound in three words

Energetic, soulful and unique.

  • You blend different genres from UK Garage to Grime. Which are your major musical influences?

I started listening to Grime when I was at school, mainly Ghetts and Devlin… when they would go back to back on a track or a set I would literally lose my mind.

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

I believe that there will always be an underground scene. When certain artists who have been grinding for years on end finally begin to get recognition, it inspires the younger generation to start their own musical journey, and they then take their idols place in the ‘underground’.

  • Which is the main difference in your opinion between the UK rap scene compared to the US rap?

Personally, I can’t really put my finger on a main difference, but I have always preferred UK rap in general, I’m not quite sure why… maybe because I can relate to the artists more as I’m from the same country as them? Who knows. Both have produced many exceptional artists over the years though.

  • Best Hip Hop album ever?

My favourite Hip-Hop album ever has got to be 2001 by Dre.

  • What was the best film you have watched during the quarantine?

The best film I have watched since the lockdowns began is a heartwarming, true story called Green Book.

  • Any future plans?

My next single is due to be released soon, I’ll be posting all the details on my social media pages @readeyofficial when the time is right, aside from that I have no idea what else is in store as of yet! I will more than likely put some kind of project together within the next few months, possibly a UK Garage one this time as most of my supporters have expressed how much they like it when I harness this genre. It also feels like a very natural process in the writing stage as a lot of the instrumentals tend to resonate with me as a person.

  • Thank you!

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Joesix – Beauty Queen [Interview]

Describe your sound in three words

Raw intriguing chilled

Tell us a few things about your new song “Beauty Queen”

I wanted to try something different when I wrote this song. I wanted a different sound, something refreshing for a change. The song is about having that perfect woman, because in real life there’s no such thing. But we can all dream right? I wanted a song to build a women up not put them down so I kept that in mind when putting Beauty Queen together.

I had the perfect time to get on with it because I made this song during lockdown..so I had plenty of time to focus.

Why does hip hop today have so many negative stereotypes? For example why hiphop put women in a position of submission?

I believe it’s because of social media! All you have to do is go on Instagram and see what’s happening. A lot of artists are pretending to be someone there not. It’s all about money, fast cars, women wearing next to nothing, to me it’s all about bragging rights.

This now trickles down to the youth and it’s plain to see. Kids don’t act like kids they act like adults. To me hip hop has become an image, when it use to be about your true identity. Upbringing and struggles etc. I could on all day about this question you asked me.

“Beauty Queen” is not a sad song. Are you optimistic in general?

Yeah I am I guess, I just take every day as it comes because tomorrow could be your last we don’t understand how profound that saying is. I try my best nowadays not to let things get me down. And just focus on the things I can do to make myself happy in life. Everything starts with yourself, never forget that.

Which is your favorite hip hop album ever?

Skinnyman – council estate of mind! Blown away from when I first heard and even when I play it now

What was the best film you have watched during the quarantine?

Paid in full

Any future plans?

Make more music! I’m working with a young talent hip hop producer and breakdancer. KUB you can find all his stuff on Spotify under that name, I’ve worked with him before. So I know this is gonna be good fun. I will also be working with Fidibeatz who again is a hip hop producer and a good friend you can also find his stuff on Spotify and YouTube under that name. Both lads have different sounds which is good.

Thank you!

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