Article by Tip Hicks (@datz_trizzy)
Never settling as another in the crowd, the tall and lanky Columbus poet urges all underground fads to “gitdafunkup” out of his seat and make way for his young hip hop soul.
P Blackk started writing at a young age, and got hooked into making music after hearing Nas’ Stillmatic. Now several compositions in, he explains the difference in his latest mix tape Contemporary Nostalgia, “This project really shows a distinct growth from other mix tapes. I stepped it up lyrically and focused less on myself; Contemporary Nostalgia has personal moments but there’s more of a balance and better rhyming.” The project is the perfect combination of P’s contemporary concepts mixed with hometown producer J. Rawls’ nostalgic production. Continue reading as P. Blackk reveals music from his personal library, shares knowledge he’s learned along the way, and sets goals for 2013.
Name 3 artists in your music library that people would be surprised you listened to?
P BLACKK: “Pronounced” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, that might come as a surprise. Soulja Boy’s “Juice” mix tape; I really like the Zan joint…& the remix. Lol Metallica’s third album is REALLY dope, “Master of Puppets.”
You’ve been rapping since age 8. What do you enjoy most about the art?
P BLACKK: I really enjoy the reaction and energy I get rapping in front of a crowd. It’s beautiful.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned and who taught it to you?
P BLACKK: The most important thing I’ve learned about music is to be you, flaws and all. Your fans will gravitate toward your music because of you not for your clothes, jewelry, or whatever
else folks idolize these niggas for nowadays. But I learned that low key from my moms. She found my “I hustle/kill people/fuck bitches” raps when I was in 8th grade and ever since then I just stayed true.
Tell me one goal you’ve set for your music in 2013:
P BLACKK: I think the fans that follow me are in for a treat, and the people who don’t know me are in for a bomb ass introduction. One goal is to release a few self-produced EP’s. The first project is complete, just mixing it & all that stuff rappers say. Lol JENESIS Magazine will have all the new music!
If you could change one thing in music today, what would it be and what would you replace it with?
P BLACKK: If I could change one thing in music it would be just to have some variety in the mainstream spins. I like all types of music and all types of rappers
[Video] “Coming of Age”
Download “Contemporary Nostalgia” here: http://pblackk.bandcamp.com/album/contemporary-nostalgia