Q: I been following you around on Soundcloud for many moons, it’s great to finally get a chance to see you make a display on the #PayAttention stage. Are you amped?
Saydis is now making music under the moniker ‘Negus Imara‘ with an undeniable roots approach. That yute is extremely talented; he really is my bro for life. Thing is, even though I am influenced by a plethora of sound ranging from Alternative Rock from the nineties [like Nirvana/The Pixies] to UK Grime, my base is Hip-Hop just like his. The roots reggae sound sparks a true evolution, it’s just finding that middle ground and we plan on doing something even bigger than ‘Above and Beyond‘. Shout out to Negus Imara!
Q: I live for anything with the tags alternative and chill. The fact that you have a Hip-Hop project that compiles both these things is pretty cool, I must admit. Describe the process behind ‘KiLLA‘ and how does exactly does it fit into what we refer to as the 1st Coast movement?
A: As with most of what I create, KiLLA is extremely autobiographical. That project tells so many stories. Like how I was so focused on music I failed all four courses I was enrolled in during one semester at the University of West Indies [UWI]. This was mentioned on ‘I Don’t Need U‘ [Four F***ing F’s, I Failed in the semester]. Some of this resulted in me developing a hell of lung for smoking just to chill out from all the pressure [as told by ‘Your Highness‘] and I eventually just wanted to live up to the potential my late Aunt Jean saw in me [‘Run the World‘].
Q: What’s next for Scotty?
A: Well, you guys have the exclusive. Very soon, I’ll be dropping the next project: ‘Young Ignorance’. I can’t stop smiling right now. Whereas ‘KiLLA‘ was made during a desperately dark time, this was made during my literal darkest so it’s naturally more intense; plus, I finally graduated. [I completely flaked on the ceremony… I’m not even remotely interested in my degree… education is awesome but broad-brushing it for everyone is not]
Q: Do you see #PayAttention as the right avenue to showcase your art and if there was no such thing as #PayAttention, what stage would you use to push yourself on?
A: Most definitely, I believe #PayAttention is the best place to show off my craft
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