Featured artist: Clas D. Poet – Respect A Poet
Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Clas D. Poet.
How did you decide to become an artist?
Clas D. Poet: I bounced back in forth with the idea of wanting to rap. I been writing poems since I was 10, I didn’t call it rap. I didn’t like rap at the time because I felt rap was the reason I got taunted and bullied due to not having or doing the things rappers rapped about. I started off liking classic R&B and Motown tracks my favorite were Michael Jackson, and The Temptations. I started listening to more rap when I was 13. Drake was just coming out and Lil Wayne was the hottest out, and I was amazed by their wordplay and metaphors. From them, my inspiration evolved to Eminent, Royce Da’ 9, Slaughterhouse, Asap Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Odd Future, Tech n9ne, B.o.B, School Boy Q, and a lot more. Being inspired by them I’ve learned that Rap is poetry, which why I call myself Clas D. Poet. I also turn RAP into an acronym , Respect A Poet, as a reminder. I’m 18 about to graduate high school.
My mom told me to be an individual. My Dad told me give’em real shit.
What about concerts? Do you play live?
Right now all I got is soundcloud and a little bit of YouTube. There’s not a studio accessible where I stay so I use what I got and what I got is my android phone, However I try my best to make the quality legit.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
The truth is like a pair of eyes, it in your face but you can’t see it.
What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?
I’m working on a mixtape, in the past I’ve only dropped singles.
Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Honestly I’m no expert but I do know people who know more about business, and If i get a contract handed to me I’m definitely calling them up and we’ll go through it together. I do realize it’s more than just having talent, you have to be smart and know the industry or you can get screwed.
Any last words?
Yes shout out to my Dad a.k.a Honest, shout out to my Crew, RAP Society and I represent H-town, my family and what’s real. Always.
Where can we contact you?
Clas D. Poet: http://ift.tt/1S9sP9e
Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.
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