Behind The Mic: FreshTheDopest
Posted November 8, 2012on:
FreshTheDopest is an Artist/Songwriter/Producer from From Kansas. He was once in a grouped called Class A, that he started when he was a freshman in high school. He has worked with Too Short, Lil Chuckee, Yung Berg and others and looks to Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, T.I, and XV for inspiration. He was once offered deal with Def Jam, Song, and Violator,but his situation kind of cheated him out of those opportunities. Now he is doing his solo thing.
Reverse: How would you describe your music and why ?
Fresh: I’ve been thinking about that for a while. Trying to come up with a description for the music I make. It’s definitely different, I would say it has a sort of old school/Midwest vibe to it. The reason for that is, I’m really inspired by old school music and just raw hip hop. From Nas, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Tribe Called Quest, etc. I spent a large amount of my life living in the Midwest. Which has music from all over and not just down south and west coast. With all of that, it just gives me a unique sound.
Reverse: What are some of the pro’s and con’s as an artist?
Fresh: The pros? money, cars, clothes lol. Honestly I would say it give you a better out look on life, you get to see the world with speaking how you feel over an instrumental or however you do what you do. You get a great feeling when you see that people are actually into the music you make and support you. Just seeing your dreams come true. The cons are, people around you change. Wanting money or for whatever reason. Hard to think about anything else when your main focus is music. Time can pass you by with you not even noticing.
Reverse: How do you use the feedback you receive from previous music you have made, to future tracks?
Fresh: I don’t really use the feedback. I take it and appreciate it and it definitely inspires me to keep the tracks coming.
Reverse: What is your main goal in this industry?
Fresh: I want the world to hear my music and what I’m capable of. Going to Asia or something for shows and having everybody know the lyrics to all my songs. Having somebody I just come up too me and saying they listen to my music and it inspires them, that would be cool. Just wanna be heard. Would love to get to a level where I could do a song with T.I or Ludacris. A deal would also be cool but I’m not searching for that.
Reverse: Out of all your music what is your favorite project ?
Fresh: My favorite project would have to be when I made a song with Too Short. I grew up listening to that dude and to just be in the studio with him and have him tell me I’m going to be something great in the game one day. I was about 15 then, so it didn’t register like it would have now.Contact info: email@example.com Additional links: www.twitter.com/freshthedopest Www.facebook.com/freshthedopest Lostvisuals.tumblr.com Lost Culture Mixtape –> http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/freshthedopest-lost-culture-mixtape.67214.html