Music Q&A: EazyMan

The Croydon native teleports us back to the 1990s with 8bit ringtone-inspired new single Hurdy Gurdy

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How would you describe your sound?
I would say that my music is definitely a street sound. Coming up I was really into rap/hip-hop and grime music so that is the lane my music falls into. I’m from the streets of London and I like to embrace that fact because I am proud of where I’m from. I think I have a versatile style that can adapt to other genres also. My flow is unique, as everyone keeps telling me. I think it’s really important to sound original when you’re an artist so that you stand out from the crowd. I hate when people play it safe. I believe pushing your boundaries will help you achieve the best results.

What informs your music and songwriting?
Growing up I had some real hard times and at an early age I became an orphan. I believe this is the real reason deep down why I love music so much. As a youth I would use music to block out all of the bad things in the world and when I was looking for peace I would find it through music. The reason why I like street music – rap or grime – is because I can relate to a lot of the issues that are presented. I do find myself putting a lot of “me” into my music, meaning I talk about experiences that I have been through and it’s as if I’m telling you my story through words. My favourite artist would have to be 50 Cent as he was the biggest inspiration in my life coming up as a teenager. I usually write songs in the morning – that’s when I feel most creative but I do find myself driving down the road sometimes and having to stop to write down lyrics on my phone.

How have you evolved as an artist over the years?
Well, I started writing lyrics when I was about 12 years old so I think I’ve come a long way since then, but even this last year or so that I have been back active in the scene I can see progression. I’m playing around with the flows more, slowing it down, speeding it up. It’s all good fun for me. I really enjoy the whole process of making music and try to get involved on all levels. For instance, I will sit in with my engineer when he is mixing a track down and tell him what I do and don’t like. I won’t have anything go out until I am 100 per cent happy with it because I am very particular about my music and I feel that if you cut any corners the listener is going to pick up on it. I give my all every time so that people don’t listen to my music and say: “He’s just another average MC spitting bars.”

What are you up to at the moment artistically?
I’m back firing out bangers! Lol. I’m in the studio all the time working on fresh material. I have a few singles lined up with some dope visuals. Can’t give away too much but you may see another mix tape towards the end of this year with some real good features on there. 2018 feels like a good year for me. I’m really settling back into the game nicely and everything seems to be going well.

What’s on your rider?
Defo honey, Jack Daniels or Hennessy, mixers and some light snacks.

Tell us your most embarrassing or surreal experience?
I would say one of my most surreal experiences happened last year when I was booked for a show in Bournemouth alongside Giggs and the venue was full capacity! I had the club rocking. It gave me a massive adrenaline rush and it left me feeling like I just need more.

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