Scrilla Interview

We got the chance to interview up and coming rapper SCRILLA earlier on this week, this is what he had to say about his single ‘Turn Me Up’ which is out of the 14th July!Image

You can watch the video for the single here – 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D3e4iU3Qds

1. When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

 Music’s been in the family, uncle’s a guitarist, mum’s a singer. My first forray into music was through playing instruments. I’m good with the keys as well as the drums. Progesssion from that was steady and gradual until I realised I was good at writing music, got good ears for beats e myand melodies. Inspiration will have to be my uncle i guess. Indirectly, watching him had exposed me to that musical environment, a seed was sown.

2.  Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

 I listened to all sorts growing mostly from my dad’s record collection when younger.From James Brown to Marvin Gaye, to Michael Jackson and many more. I was a big M.J fan, still am. My taste developed in my teen years, thats when I got into rap music, listening to Tupac, Biggie, LLcoolJ, Busta Rhymes and many more. The type of music I grew up with has definetly had an influence on the creative process now. Indirectly I’m able to draw on those exposure from my sub-conscious when creating my own music.

3. How long have you been playing/writing?

About 4 years now in total. on and off. Takes some getting used to at first, balancing music with family life. But where there’s a will and all that.

4.  How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

I try to play a gig once a month depending on other activities. Usually once a month to remain active around the circuit. My next gig will be in Coventry August 1st @ Twilight Night Club

5. What has been your favourite moment in music?

I don’t have a favourite moment as of yet. There have been great moments, like getting radio coverage on BBC Introducing, shooting the turn me up video, touring last year. I like to think the best is yet to come so I will wait to pass judgement on my favourite moment.

 6. Where is the best place to find you online? You can connect with me on the following links

 https://twitter.com/Scrillamc

https://www.facebook.com/Scrillamc

https://soundcloud.com/iamscrilla-com

https://www.youtube.com/user/skcrilla

http://iamscrilla.com

Skremz

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London based rapper Skremz, is just releasing his latest track ‘Palm Trees’. Currently signed to QH Music, he takes influences from the likes of Jay Z to Eminem. It’s a dark lyrical track, with a hook that will grab you and draw you in.

Watch ‘Palm Trees’ (EXPLICIT) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxPqBb72xqk

1– When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I guess music has been a part of my life from the beginning. I was told as a child when I used to cry, I would be kept quiet by me watching The Lion King. The songs shut me up.

As a teenager I was inspired by Eminem and how he wrote his feelings down on songs. His writing skills and rapping style amazed me. I could also relate to his life and i wanted to do what he did. I guess I’m influenced by life experiences.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up listening to a lot of Jay Z and Eminem. They just were the best to me. Their rhymes and their producers intrigued me. The made Music. I did listen to lots of other genres and found some great artists. I could quote names but that will take forever. The people I listen to play a major role in what I make right now. I love mixing others ideas with mine as well as being individually unique.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I’ve been writing since around 9 years old. I couldn’t write raps, I just wrote stuff down. By the time I was 14 I started to give myself foundations and construct what I wrote down into pieces of music.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I haven’t been on the road lately. I’ve been making music and getting projects ready. I believe when its time to go on the road, it will just happen. I believe this will be soon

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Very interesting question. I have multiple moments in music. One of the coolest moments was when Eminem returned to Hip-Hop after his hiatus

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

Twitter – @Skremz

Facebook.com/skremzworld

youtube.com/skremztv

instagram – kingskremz