Q. How did you get started in music?
I first started to make music at the age of 16 but had always been listening to music before then as I had found my passion for free styling and started at the age of 7.
Q. How has your life experiences influenced the music you make?
Music has influenced my life in a massive way to the point that I feel the best way to express my beliefs and emotions can only be through music and writing lyrics.
Everything that happens to me whether it’s good or bad can be expressed into my music, and to have that ability I would like to take a quote from the rap artist (Keith Murray) and say “the most beautiful thing in the world is just like that”.
Q. You have made a significant mark in the underground scene for your open mic and freestyle performances. Has this opened up more doors for you?
I say that it has opened the ears of non believers and for people who had no idea who Gambit Ace was.
One thing I learnt being a rap artist in the music scene is that you have to always give 100 % energy, believe in your product, and always remain yourself.
Sometimes people or listeners will rate my “off the top” freestyles more than my written rhymes and believe me when I say that Im cool with that, but the reasons why I’m ok with that is because It makes me work more on my song writing abilities and I also understand that I have a talent in free styling which is very rare right now for the average rapper.
Q. I AM HIP HOP believe in taking Hip Hop back to its roots, and educating listeners on world truths and social issues through the music. How important is it for you to do this in your music? Do you have any particular tracks that are conscious?
I have many tracks which are conscious, and to be an MC or a rap artist I feel that you have to hold consciousness within your soul. Not to box myself off or anything but I would class myself as a Hip Hop junkie, so as a rap artist myself I wouldn’t be right in making music without a deep meaning within my messages.
Q. Tell us a bit about your mixtape ‘The Livewire’? How long did it take for you to put together? What kind of tracks are on it?
The Livewire Mix tape is my first ever mix tape that I had created, previously I had made my first project which was released in 2009 called “So Sporadical” which was my first written EP.
So making the Livewire was great fun for the reason of using covered beats that I liked and enjoyed and had the chance to put my own concepts and subject matters together.
As always the tracks on the tape are reality based moments which have appeared in my life and also stories which every listener can relate too. It is filled with high energy club tracks with comedy elements and strong listening tracks for those who are into lyrics.
Q. What other projects are you working on besides music?
Being involved in the performing arts world I am also an actor. I graduated from Mount view Drama school.
At the moment I am doing school tours, theater work and also TV commercials.
Q. When can we expect your album and what can we expect to hear on it?
For now you can listen to my current mix tape “The Livewire “which you can either stream for free or download it for free :
Also you can check out more of my music out at http://FTLOM.CO.UK
At the moment I am working alongside rap artist “Mikey Smith” and we formed a collaborative movement called “FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC – F.T.L.O.M, and we are currently working on a project called “FTLOM VOL1” Which will be released in September, so don’t miss out and look out for it!