Learning more about the music scene and telling us how it is, Grandmastaskunk sat down with us recently and let us deeper into his vision. We found out more about what it takes to be the best and what the process actually entails.
Thanks for your time Grandmastaskunk. Please tell us readers about the time you first knew you wanted to be a musician.
Grandmastaskunk: I immediately knew I wanted to be a Lyricist/Artist the first time I listened to the late artist Big L’s “98 Freestyle”. He was a truly inspiring artist in my life RIP.
Where in the world do we find you today and what was it like growing up there?
Grandmastaskunk: I am currently on tour but I spend a lot of time in Colorado. Growing up in Texas I had no stability in my earlier years moving back and forth from different cities and states.
What is the production side like and do you enjoy the creation process?
Grandmastaskunk: I personally only use FL (with register key lol) Making beats was very complex at first, but with help from Marvylus, years later I can have a mix done fairly quickly and I love every single second of the creative process.
What was it like working with the Wu-Tang Clan legend Raekwon?
Grandmastaskunk: That show specifically was legendary. LoudLifeCrew brought me out to perform with them and I couldn’t believe I was on the same stage as him, nonetheless in the same room. As a child, I was very much influenced and inspired by Raekwons’ Only Built For Cuban Links and The Purple Tape. Shoutout to Raekwon & SwizZy B.
Who inspires you to be better each day?
Grandmastaskunk: My daughter motivates me to work harder and do better every single day. Aside from that we share the same birthday on October 29th.
Where are some good live music spots to visit when we’re in your local area?
Grandmastaskunk: I would recommend Light Speed Curations, 306 S 25th St, Colorado Springs, CO.
Finally, how would you describe your sound to a music novice?
Grandmastaskunk: Southern Hip-Hop/Rap, Lofi, Trap Metal, Indie Rock, SoundCloud rap, Chopped & Screwed, Scream rap and Experimental.
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Interview by Llewelyn Screen