1. At what point did you realize music was what you wanted to do?
Since I picked up a pen?
2. How has New York shaped your sound or molded you as a
Not sure. I haven’t lived anywhere else.
3. Who are the people you look up to and learn the most from?I’m influenced by and learn from hella different sources. My pops always told me to pay attention when old people speak. There’s usually a gem there. But fuck heroes for the most part.
4. With everything you’ve learned thus far, what do you wish you could have told yourself at the beginning? Would you have done anything differently?
I wish that I put blinders on and really followed my heart regarding who I was as an artist. Instead of emulating artists I liked at the time. Could have probably saved me alot of time.
5. What’s hard for you? What do you struggle at?
Its hard to stop killing shit. Yeah, I’m on my own dick right now. Musically, I’m just in a zone where I feel like I’m finally making the music that’s in my head and heart. Without filter.
6. Here’s a scenario: tomorrow you become the CEO of a major label. Whatare the first 3 things you would do as the boss?
Fire everybody. Take the resources and establish a business model that TRULY reflected our times. Sign all the hardworking musicians I think are killing shit right now.
7. What are some of your favorite albums?
Just on the rap tip, albums like Cuban Linx Two, Muddy Waters, and Soul On Ice never really left my headphones in high school.
8. What is inspiring your work right now?
Futurism and the Singularity. All this post Dilla experimental beat music and late 70’s industrial/punk music. The Sirius Mystery by Robert Temple. Crazy ass Tumblr blogs for images. Follow my lead. Cobratoofnecklace.tumblr.com
9. What advice would you offer to someone getting in the business at
I’m not even really “in the business” to be giving advice but
1)Get a job.
2)Stop compromising, second guessing, and double thinking.
3)Create from your heart.
10. Any words to live by?
Destroy. Rebuild. Transcend.
Elucid “Automatic Writing”
Dumhi f/ Elucid “No Redemption”
Elucid live in Brooklyn ’09