Audio Sushi New Artists of the Year
to Grizzly firstly, tell me whats going on? You've had a breakthrough year but it seems like 2013 is looking like the year you'll come through to wider recognition. When you played the Dogstar - it was unbelievable. I'm not sure i've ever seen anyone take the mic and dominate the place like you did last night. There is power there. Where does that come from. You're a giant also :) like Notorious - coming up in the streets of South London - discuss.
Whats good man, You know I am constantly working on something new. Well this year has been good for more in the 2nd half. I just released my new EP Back On My Grime and Video to a track from it called "Fight Club" and earlier in June I dropped #2012 mixtape which you know had several videos. 2013 is gonna be about collabs and working on Album material. Hopefully drop the album then too on itunes.
Lol you know what Dogstar was crazy because that was the 1st live show or performance should i say in almost 3 years. I have been releasing so much music is 2010 and not performed. Boy.. My size and beard make me Grizzly.. boy musics and a lot of my persona and music comes from growing up on the streets of Brixton and experiences I been through makes me the way I am as an artist. I been through a lot people dont know about . And through my music and performance i try to bring my story pain.
to V.A.S. I received a cdr recently from a long term Audio Sushi raver and friend - thanks Mel! - and it turned out to be you. It rocked the house on first play - thats very rare. Space Invaders. wicked track. But then I started going through all of your videos, your remakes, verses and covers and realised there is something much more here than a one-off grime arcade game song guy --- where did you come from? what are you up to? and why Space invaders?
V.A.S. Haha thanks man. Yeah Im not only a rapper, I sing and also produce. I produced space invader. I think I came from space and just landed here a few years back. Home planet, Jupiter. haha. Well I started by recording songs in my room just to pass the time in the summer. With poetry in my mind after GCSE’s I wrote poems and mixed them with music really. It became such a big passion that I started to take it seriously roughly three years ago. I’ve always wanted to be a performer but when I started it properly a few years ago I wasn't doing enough with it. Uni does take a big chunk of time, but education is always worth it. No matter what we all love to learn in some way or another. J And now… I’m taking it really seriously and excited to perform and get out there!
What I’m up to is expressing my thoughts, spreading positivity, and looking to do what I love and connect with people around the world. Let people know you can have fun and everyone will have fun with you. And I just honestly have a strong passion for music and would like to share that with the world. It all comes from the heart… all of it!
Space Invader… Came about because sometimes when you have something in your head and you can’t get it out, it invades space when you're trying to do something or remember it. Everyone can relate to that. Whether it’s a bad thing or a good thing, it still happens to us all. Ever think you were going to say something and then you cant because something you love or hate is in your mind at that specific moment instead? haha. And a lot of people will dislike you as well as love what you do and be in their mind for it. It relates to everything from relationships to doing coursework… also whilst listening to the instrumental I produced for it, I was writing it walking up a hill to Uni, and a nintendo DS was in my pocket so… space invader seemed a great fit… games… everyone loves games lol
GRIZZLY : Its all down to the beat when I write music. I change my mind alot aswell I may start writing something in one beat the next day not like beat or the way I may have written the hook and find a whole new beat and fit it to that with a whole new melody. When it comes to videos alot of the time I leave the creativity side to the director unless i had a vision from when I wrote the track. To all the young artists I would say just be yourself and dont think anybody owes you anything. Find your lane stick to it and greatness will come. I am still trying and have not seen my greatness yet but I can feel it coming soon. My main inspirations are 50 cent Big Narstie Bob Marley Notorious BIG and 2Pac. I feel the pain and the message when I listen to their music. But yeah, just try to be original. Artists to watch out for in 2013 iz a tough one cos there are so many now but I would say Terra Kid @ItsTerraOnline he has been going in for long but he started makin big steps now.. I've seen him grown from a young age.
V.A.S. Haha appreciate that. It may seem as I’m in a hurry but I don't feel I am. I ALWAYS have something to say I guess, but theres still quite a lot that wont see the light of day. Thats because I like to release things that Im happy with and I don't like rushing as I like perfecting my art. I do like to try new things so I release them also and see if people appreciate me having fun doing what I love on a track.
Sometimes I start with poetry with the love songs, because that’s how I started getting into songwriting. I sort of jot down verses anywhere I am, and when I get to the studio record them straight from the heart, no matter the subject Im talking about. I guess it’s my passion that drives me so it comes out well and fluently. However I do like to breathe but at the start of my career, I only dropped ONE video a year, and I realised I wasn't doing enough in the studio because thats where I feel at home. I should ALWAYS be there. haha
Any time I can, I get into the studio and get recording, not all comes out but it makes me happy just doing it and watching the influence it has on people. I like making a positive difference.
Trying to break through is hard, the best advice anyone can take doing anything they love is not give up. Because as you're giving up you could be at your closest in getting where you want to be. And also success is what you believe it to be. It doesn't have to be 20 cars, 10 chains and 50 girls in your videos. Don't get blinded and do it for the right reasons, not the wrong ones.
My biggest inspiration life itself. Live it. Love it. Because it’s precious!
More music and videos. Hopefully an Album as I said before but yeah man just positive vibes and more importantly more hard work.
Remember download the new EP "Back On My Grime" FREE http://thisizgrizzly.bandcamp.com/album/back-on-my-grime-ep
My latest video Fight Club is doin a lot for the ep also
Follow me on twitter @thisizgrizzly and add my facebook page http://facebook.com/grizzlylmg
All my mixtapes are free and available for download here also www.thisizgrizzly.bandcamp.com
What can you expect? … Hmm… Lets just say more movement, more passion. More personality… just… its hard to explain.. Loads! Everything! Music growth and positivity. More clothing from vasmusic. Collaborations. New website. More big competitions. More shows. I could go on. Lets just say a takeover shall we? haha. Shout out to all my fans by the way. I want to say thank you to them and my family. I love the support and it means a lot. And thank you to you, your support is very very much appreciated J