I2G continues our coverage of Hulk Entertainment as we sit down with Blak for a exclusive interview. We discuss his start in the game, his upcoming projects, the music industry and much more so check it out.
Illuminati 2G is here with Blak how’s it going man?
I’m great man, how’s everything going?
Good. Tell me a little bit about how you got your start in music and who are some of your musical influences out there coming up.
I got my start in music about a year ago, recording out of a closet in my bedroom. I have been influenced by the legends and life itself, Dr. Dre, 2pac, Nas, Talib Kweli. I am more of a conscious, straight hip hop type of artist. Hulk Ent reached out to me and liked my music and it has been a wrap ever since then.
What projects are you currently working on that will be set to drop this year?
As far as singles, Hulk Entertainment just released a single Make That Money with myself, Tum Tum, B Hamp and Dorrough. It has been getting alot of love and radio play and we did a video for it and it has over 3 million views on Worldstarhiphop.
Now I am branching out and I am getting ready to drop my single called Video Girl, which features Tum Tum and Dorrough (out now). It’s a great single and the clubs and the females are going to eat it up (laughs).
Do you have a mixtape or a album currently that you are working on?
Right now I do have a mixtape that I am working on and it is entitled Love Was The Killer. Production is going to be crazy, from Trak Bangas and others, guest appearances I can’t really give that out yet, but yeah it should be dropping around March or April.
What are your thoughts on hip hop in 2012?
As far as underground hip hop, I feel that the music is making more and more of a powerful statement. Lyrics are starting to become more important again and to me that is what hip hop was about to begin with. Lyrics and freedom to express yourself and I feel that the underground is heating up and mainstream music is slowing catching on. I think overall that the music scene is changing, and I don’t know about you but last year and these past couple of years I got tired of hearing the dance song with a dance to match with it.
It’s good to see that the music is changing and people are evolving and trying to step their game up. I am just looking to get in where I can fit in as far as that goes.
Do you have any favorite albums that dropped from last year?
I would have to say definitely Kendrick Lamar Section 80. I don’t know if you had a chance to listen to it yet.
Absolutely! I have that on my phone right now. Has not left since I bought it.
Yeah Kendrick Lamar is probably, not to put him up against my favorites or legends, but I think right now he has to be the most talented, lyrical cat up and coming. I would be very fortunate if I ever got the chance to work with him, but yeah Section 80 I have been bumping that for a while.
Do you have any upcoming shows or tour dates?
As of right now, I am just doing alot of promotion for Make That Money, we will be in New York at the end of February. We will also be at South By Southwest in March so people can look for me there.
What is your website information?
I have my own profile and it brings up all my other social networks, my facebook and my twitter which is www.twitter.com/blakmuzick. Or if all else fails, google Blak Muzick and everything will come up associated with me.
Alright well that is all the questions I have for you, appreciate you getting down for the interview. Is there any last words or shoutouts you want to get out there to the people?
Shout out to Hulk Entertainment, my manager Mike, DC, Skip, and also shout out to the Trak Bangas. 2012 we getting it in.