IAA: What is your music background?
PSYCHOETRY: I am 23 years old and I have been writing music since I was 11 years old.
IAA: What inspired you to pursue music?
PSYCHOETRY: I started listening to hip hop and rap when I was around the age of 5. Life has been a powerful inspiration. Also being able to help others has also been an inspiration.
IAA: What are your songs about?
PSYCHOETRY: My songs are based on my life, and how I view things from a very strange perspective. They revolve around anger, pain, and daily struggles. I write about the need to stand up and fight for what I believe in whether it’s freedom of speech, bullying, or sometimes just being an a-hole.
IAA: Do you write your own music?
PSYCHOETRY: Yes, I have written all my lyrics. I don’t believe in using ghostwriters.I feel if you’re going to fight for a spot in this game you should do it for yourself, not pay someone else to write.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
PSYCHOETRY: Tupac Shakur of course,TECH N9NE, Krizz Kaliko and all of Strange Music,D-12, Twiztid, Xzibit, and DMX! I’m a big MGK fan as well.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people
PSYCHOETRY: I’ve been told the affect my music has on my fans is like pulling out measuring tape and letting it snap back into place. So I guess it’s kind of like this ball of energy just waiting to explode. It has a shock effect to it.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist
PSYCHOETRY: I don’t bullsh*t. I rap about exactly what I have been through or am going through. I don’t talk about fancy cars or clubs because I don’t drive fancy cars or go to any clubs really. I feel a lot of people in the game now exaggerate their lifestyle. I’m extremely blunt, sometimes a little too brutal with it, and that seems to get me into a lot of trouble with my big mouth haha. That’s just me, take it or leave it.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects, you are working on?
PSYCHOETRY: I’m working on a new album with some other very talented artists I have become friends with in the past year. I have very high expectations for it.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
PSYCHOETRY: Money isn’t my motivation for making music, but if I can do what I love (making music) without having to live paycheck to paycheck, I’d be set! Ten years from now I will have hoped to learn a lot more about the game, and the business aspect of it. I hope to have made some great, meaningful music with the same people who motivated me to do what I do.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
PSYCHOETRY: They can find me at www.facebook.com/psychoetry.hbni or
hit up my fan page at www.facebook.com/psychoetry
My music is available at www.reverbnation.com/psychoetry13