Qupid aka The Air

Interview by: Tim Brown

1-When and why did you start performing?
I started performing in high school then after that, I started performing every now and then locally. Luckily I managed to perform with some pretty major artist.

2-Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
I admire artist such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Jay Z, Tupac. I like these artist because they show 100% originality and extremely talent. Each artist has something about them that only they can pull off. As an artist I think it’s important to have good talent to go with originality.

3-Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?
Yes. I am the youngest out of 8 kids so there was all types of music playing in my house when I was a kid. My dad liked the temptations and my mom like Whitney Houston. My brother loved Scarface and so on.

4-Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s?
My top CD’s are
1.     Tupac All eyes on me
2.     Michael Jackson Past present and future
3.     Bone Thugs Est99 Eternal
4.     Nas I Am
5.     Linkin Park Meteora

5-Have you been in competitions? Fleadh’s? Any prizes? I won a few online rap contest but nothing to brag about.

6-Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV
I occasionally perform. My last performance was with Platinum recording group from Chicago. Greatly appreciated the opportunity to perform with them. After my album release this year I think I will be doing a lot more performances. Currently doing some radio interviews as well.

7-What makes this kind of music “good” to you?
The music I listen to and like is almost impossible not to like. The artist I like are just 100% talented. Which makes it easy to listen to.

8-Why did you choose to play this kind of music?
Most of the music I choose can relate to any mood Im in in a strong way.

9-Let’s Talk about your music and your current release… anything new in the works?
This Fall I will be releasing my debut album “Pandora”

10-How do you feel about the internet in the music business?
I think the internet is awesome for music. Most of the music I listen to is on the internet. I really good place to stay in up what your favorite artist is up to.

11-What are the plans for the future?
I’m really focusing on my debut album “Pandora”.

12-How has your music evolved since you first began playing music?
A lot of my music was hard core and fast paced. Sort of what my life was like at the time. Now my music is in a different place. A different place because my heads in a different place.

13-Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
I usually find a beat I like and rap to it. Let my friends hear the song after recording. If they think its wack it goes in the garbage, if they like it then it carries on.

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