For those who don't know, what do you do?DJ for A$AP Rocky and Cozy Boys, manager and creative partner with Kilo Kish, Imnotatoy line and other things in the works...
What influenced you growing up?Discount malls in the hood, Comic/Cartoons, Music.
What made you want to start DJing?DJ Screw honestly. I liked that element of DJing more than scratching or the more technical stuff. To me it just sounded so sick, and I don't drink or smoke or anything - haa. I'm originally from Atlanta and in high school I started to get into production via the program Reason, but never fully got into the mix, I was bouncing around in the streets too much. When I moved to NY for good, all my friends up here would just want me to play music at the get togethers or what not because I would always play (to them) obscure music from all over. Before Rocky started to pop off Yams and Rocky asked me to DJ for him. I had never really DJed REAL spots. It was a quick transition for all of us.
What's the biggest misconception or most overrated part about what you do? That it's just some glamorous world of being able to travel and just being in the thick of things. In reality it's work and it's constant work. But I'm thankful for the ability to constantly work of course.
Who's the most interesting person you've worked with and what made them special?A$AP Yams and Kilo Kish. I'm fortunate to have been able to travel and work with 2 people I consider close friends/family. To me they are 2 of the most intersting and special people for sure, they both have amazing visions.
What inspires you creatively?Movies & Science.
How do you decide what to embrace in terms of fashion?I don't really put too much time or thought in terms of those things as far as fashion goes. I don't care about fashion at all. I just wear the same shit consistently. I love design in all forms - industrial being my favorite - and I like the usage of colors against each other. I go with whats natural to my interest.
What's something you disliked at first, but now are into? Apple cider vinegar - I'm addicted now.
Tell us about a time you visited a new place and were in awe?I think it was Spain. That was a crazy trip but for some reason it really hit me that I was pretty far from NY/ATL. Japan though, the first time I went there was so surreal, even though I got really sick.
If anyone dead or alive could paint a portrait of you who would it be?Egon Schiele.
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