It's been a while since we've had the pleasure to bring you a SUPERXOFFICIAL exclusive interview. Well, let me take this beautiful Saturday here in Baltimore to officially say the wait is over!. See, unlike the other 1,489,658 music blogs SUPERXOFFICIAL actually steps out and does other things besides post music (wow! what a revolutionary concept. haha). Plus we told you a few weeks ago when we introduced our latest writer, Tyrell aka CEO Tha Politician, that we had oh so much in store for you. See that, we would never lie to you. So lets keep this train moving shall we.
Tyrell recently had the opportunity to sit down with Atlantic Records newest signee, Phre$y, to talk about his recent deal, the NBA, and the first time he stepped foot in a vocal booth (Tyrell had to take a brief break so I have the pleasure of presenting the goods). Now you may have seen Phre$y grace the pages of SUPERXOFFICIAL a few times in the past, and if you haven't do yourself a favor and check out his music here. You wont be disappointed. This interview comes as Phre$y recently dropped his first official mixtape "No Assembly Required" which is getting an extreme amount of buzz on the interweb. So without further ado lets get Pre$h.
SUPERXOFFICIAL (Tyrell): Who was the first person you talked to from Atlantic?
Phre$hy: First person to actually reach out to me or my management from Atlantic Records was Mike Caren (A&R for Atlantic Records).
SUPERXOFFICIAL: Tell me a little bit more about your deal because you're young and many folks out there are in the same boat you were in with the same major label dreams?
Phre$hy: It's a blessing. It reminds me everyday that my hard work is paying off. Being young and knowing that my career is officially in music and entertainment is a dream come true.
SUPERXOFFICIAL: Where are you from exactly, not the city or state, but talk about your area?
Phre$hy: Typical Brooklyn block, brownstones and corner stores. Surrounded by inspiration that keeps me humble.
SUPERXOFFICIAL: How has that contributed to your sound?
Phre$hy: Being from New York I am currently being exposed to something different everyday. Also constantly going to Detroit and listening to what the majority of people listen to there has allowed me to develop my sound. My sound is just a sketch of what goes on in my head and what I've grown around. (That rhymed haha)
SUPERXOFFICIAL: Think back to the first time you were in a recording studio, in the booth with the headphones on. What was that like?
Phre$hy: I was nervous. Even though it wasn't the most professional studio I still had to basically perform in front of the engineer. It was all new to me. Confidence builds through time, and it's easily heard. Google my first song "Step Yuh Swag Up", I sound mad scared. (Click here to listen to "Step Yuh Swag Up")
SUPERXOFFICIAL: Describe your work ethic in three words.
SUPERXOFFICIAL: If hip hop was the NBA, who would you be? What would be the statistical categories to name an MVP?
Phre$hy: I'd say Allen Iverson, he's always been inspirational to me. He accomplished so much at his size and his competitiveness is second to none. To name an MVP I'd base it on consistency, work ethic and just striving to be the best.
SUPERXOFFICIAL: What would your end of the season award be?
Phre$hy: Most Improved player lol.
SUPERXOFFICIAL: Would you call yourself "digitally integrated" in society?
Phre$hy: I would. That's basically what got me the attention needed to appeal to music execs.
SUPERXOFFICIAL: How has the digital world changed music and the sharing of music for you?
Phre$hy: It gave me more exposure and made music more easily accessible.
SUPERXOFFICIAL: Are u on any upcoming tours?
Phre$hy: Not yet, soon though.
SUPERXOFFICIAL: Who would you like to do a song with?
Phre$hy: Too many people to name. I'm a track hog though, I like doing my own hooks and of course rapping my own verses lol.
SUPERXOFFICIAL: When does your album drop?
Phre$hy: Shooting for late this year. Definitely going to keep releasing new material as we work on the album though.
SUPERXOFFICIAL: Do you fear or embrace the future of the recording industry?
Phre$hy: I embrace it, there's no reason to fear the industry once your a key player. Just going to continue doing what has got me to this point and maybe cop a few chains and cars along the way. =]
Download Phre$y's new mixtape "No Assembly Required" here.
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Posted on Mar 6, 2010 by Marc