MuzicNotez: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.
What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?
- INF BLACK: ALotta my influences came from the peopLe Dat raised me. Momma love…cousins…Aunty’s… OLder Dudes in the community. I started off writing poems as a shorty. Bout 7.. 8 yrs old. By the time I got to middLe schooL ….I transmitted Dat to rap.
MuzicNotez: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
- INF BLACK: I first listened to all the oldies records from way back. My mom’s had various records. I aLso enjoyed reggae growing up…n rnb. Wutang …King Just…Shyheim…LeathaFaSe. They all grew up before me. I wuz highLy influenced by those artists.
MuzicNotez: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
- INF BLACK: Rite now….y’all need to tune in. Hear me out.. There’s a message under every stone unturned. My music is aggressive but souLfuL. Still reaL HipHop…reaLity based. For me…I’m giving u chapters and different parts and feeLings at different points in my Life. I hope to change a Life…more so spiritually. Or give some sort of inspiration…or know how. My ultimate goaL is music in fiLm.
MuzicNotez: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
- INF BLACK: I wuz back stage at the Wutang reunion back in 2004…or was it 2005…idunno. All I know is that same night Ol Dirty Bastard passed on. The show was at Giant Stadium. We all wuz waiting on him to show up at the venue. He had jus recently came home too from being incarcerated. Still sticks out in my head tho.
MuzicNotez: Your latest release is the album ‘Systemic Society’, what inspired this album, and how would you describe it?
- INF BLACK: This project gives you a reaLity based point of view. It touches on events in todays society. It shows the parallels of the power structure in connection with the bottom. Meaning the inner city. It breaks down the propaganda that we see everyday. At the same time…I kept it HipHop. I gave the peopLe something to bop they heads to….at the same time knowing the truth behind the curtain.
Being the artist I am…I aLwayz give you another piece of me. So there’s definitely some of my personaL woes in there as well.
MuzicNotez: The lead single on this album is ‘American Dream’, what would you like people to know about this track?
- INF BLACK: American Dream. One of my favs. It’s direct. It’s honest. It’s a pillar in my life…that if I break it down…or anybody eLse does….there’s many many Layers… wit many different points of views. But I couLd onLy give you the reaL. Thru my teLescope.. if u couLD dig wat I mean.
MuzicNotez: What’s your recording process like when creating music? How has it changed throughout the years?
- INF BLACK: Now a Days I have Less peoPLe in the stuDio wit me. TruFact… I kinda jus focus in. I kinda jus like to vybe to the music….and let the words come to me. I’m still a writer… so I usually construct in segments. But it’s aLwayz bout a feeLing.. u dig. Sometimes the words come rite out. Other times…I gotta meditate…jot different things down.
MuzicNotez: What else are you working on? What can we expect to see and hear from you in the future?
- INF BLACK: I’m working on some vusuaL concepts. ALso working on a short story as well…. incorporating the music.
AnD I been recording myNext body of work…..imma hoLd the TitLe for now.
But go tune in to Dat sYsTeMiC sOcieTy