Q. How would you describe your style of Hip Hop?
It’s music with a motive. Some people listen to a rapper for their message, some for their word play, some for their flow; people listen to my music because I deliver all at once very comfortably and consistently. My work delivers a message whilst still remaining enjoyable to listen to.
Musically, I am still experimenting with the types of productions I vocal but I am definitely leaning away from the old Boom Bap sound and formulated song structures. Right now I am all about taking my content and finding the most emotive and exciting backdrops for it!
Q. How powerful do you think hip hop is within the context of fighting against the powers that oppress us?
Here’s what I think:
1) If we are unified and educated then nobody can oppress us
2) The incredible power that music has in uniting and educating people is undeniable
3) I have come to learn that Hip Hop music is the most listened-to and purchased genre of music on earth
For these reasons it is easily justified to say that Hip Hop as an art form holds massive influence and our artists are some of the most powerful people on earth
QLooking at your music videos and seeing you perform live, I don’t believe I have ever seen you wear any color apart from black. Is there a particular reason behind this?
For the past three years I have only worn black and no other color. I do this for two main reasons. Firstly, black is the color of mourning; I mourn for my family being killed, globally, every single day. Secondly, it serves as a daily reminder of the terrible suffering in the world and reminds me WHY I am doing what I do. Maybe it will inspire others too…
Q. You have set up a quarterly meeting called the Pro>Cypher. Could you speak a bit on what you would like to achieve with the Pro>Cypher?
Yeah, thanks for mentioning it. For those who don’t know, the Pro>Cypher is a quarterly event where various members of the Hip Hop community meet to discuss the most important issues that we feel need addressing. The event is about self-reflection as a community so that we can move forward in a positive and progressive way. I would urge everyone reading to keep your eyes open for our next event and come through
Q. What are you currently working on?
I am happy to tell you that my new single “Move in the Moonlight” will be with you all very soon! It features vocals from Yemi Bolatiwa and production from STG (Unit 137) Strong video too…shouts to Denisha Anderson
Aside from the single, I have a multitude of projects popping off from all sides. I have written a short film which I am developing, some new interesting Spoken Word material is surfacing and I am also delivering lyricism and rap workshops both nationally and internationally. Lot’s going on, keep updated at www.potentwhisper.com
Love and thanks
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