What are you leaving behind in 2022?
In 2022, I'm leaving behind all the negativity and doubt that's been holding me back. It's time to focus on my goals and my music, and leave behind anything that's not helping me move forward.
Who is your biggest celebrity crush (career or personality)?
I gotta say, my biggest celebrity crush is definitely Rubi Rose. She's young, ambitious, and has the sex appeal that I find really captivating. I admire her drive and determination to make it in the music industry, and I think she's got a lot of potential to be a major force in the game.
Did you grow up playing game nights, movie nights, Sunday dinner or music in or around your household?
Growing up, my family was all about music. We would always have music playing in the house, mostly soul music & Hip Hop music. Music has always been a huge part of my life, and it's what inspired me to pursue a career in the industry.
What made you choose the music industry versus a nine to five?
For me, music has always been a passion and a calling. I knew from a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in the music industry, and I've been working hard to make it happen ever since. It's not always an easy path, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Describe your fans in one word and explain.
Loyal. My fans have been with me from the beginning, supporting me and my music through thick and thin. They inspire me to keep pushing myself and to keep creating new and innovative music.
What's your most quotable lyric?
I'm not sure if it's my most quotable, but one of my favorite lyrics is from my track 'Icons': "Learned the game watching made men fall, the foundation wasn't right so it caved in hard..." It's a reminder to myself and my fans to never give up on our dreams , to keep pushing forward and carefully select the individuals in their inner circle.
What has been your worst experience in the music industry?
I've had my fair share of setbacks and disappointments in the music industry, but I try not to dwell on them too much. Instead, I use those experiences as fuel to keep pushing myself and to keep growing as an artist.
Do you think you need more copyrights to your music or should it be free for sampling?
I believe in protecting artists' intellectual property, so I think it's important to have copyrights for music. At the same time, I also believe in collaboration and the power of sampling to create something new and innovative. It's all about finding a balance.
What is missing from the arts in your hometown/city?
I think there's a lack of resources and support for up-and-coming artists in my hometown of Baltimore. There are so many talented musicians and creatives here, but it can be tough to get noticed and to find the resources and opportunities needed to take our careers to the next level.
What project do you have out right now that potential fans should listen to and where can people connect with you?
I just dropped my latest EP, 'Icons Never Die,' which is available on all major streaming platforms. It's a reflection of my journey as an artist and my determination to make my dreams a reality. You can also connect with me on Instagram @dope_boy_p and Twitter @dope_boy_p410