Artist: Craig Niice
Born in Hartford and raised in the streets of Connecticut Craig has always been known for his free styling talents and has finally stepped into the studio to perform some of his best songs from over 20 years of experience in personal
Hip Hop mental evolution :-6
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What Music activities are you involved in? Recording artist, songwriter, composer, producer, engineer?
Right now #1 on reverbnation for area
What are you most proud of musically?
How would you describe your music?
Fast paced and right in your face underground Hip Hop
How much of what goes into your music is life experience?
Allot of what I write is real
What are you trying to say through your music?
Trying to entertain and maybe make a difference in people’s lives through relating to what I say or going through the same experiences
What artists do you sound closest too?
Cyprus Hill or Jay Z
How did you become interested in music?
It’s all around us
If nobody listened to your music, would it still be part of your life?
Yes I can fell better when I listen and practice by myself it’s therapeutic
What drives you as a musician to keep making music?
People like it and I like doing it
As a singer/instrumentalist how important is practice?
Very important it is your craft you have to master it
What advice would you give to young musicians starting out?
Don’t get mad and quit without putting in all your effort and you will find it pays off if you hold back you have no one to blame but yourself if your dreams don’t come true it’s on you
Do you worry about making it in todays music industry?
No it’s all about confidence you have to have it then there is no fear it’s all about pushing and pushing till they don’t forget you You have to make an imprint on people in some way do something special in people’s opinions and they let you in
Do you write your own music?
Yes I write all my own music sometimes 2 songs a day
What is your favourite time day or night, to work on music?
The night I feel more creative
Do you ever have trouble finding time to work on your music?
Yes but you learn to make time
Do you feel the music you listen to affects who you are?
Yes I do it’s part of your culture almost more than where you live
How important is it to fit music into your daily life?
It is a part of my life I always feel like its in me
What sort of musical training do you have?
None really just always thought about it and worked on bettering myself and my craft
My final thoughts to inspire young musicians:
Learn that if you head into this you will learn most about the people closest to you!!!
Thank you on behalf of Listening Edge Records for taking time to share with us your thoughts on music, and helping inspire musicians of all ages.Trevor Baron President Listening Edge Records