IAA: What is your Music background?
TroubleMakerPhilip: During my childhood, I would perform Red Hot Chili Pepper songs/lyrics like “Give it away give it away, give it away now!!” or “ Take me to the place I love…Take me all the way,….I don’t ever want to feel…like I did that day…” inspired my life. Some I knew by ear and some even by title when I heard them. I have been writing poetry and songs since I was nine. The good songs and lyrics didn’t come along until later on. My lifestyle choices and knack for trouble helped inspire a lot of my music. Writing music helped me curve my thoughts and directed my path in a lot of ways. I used to carry an mp3 recorder/player everywhere I went recording freestyles and playing them back, shaping and changing them, I did a lot of self editing when I was like 19. I was never satisfied until I was expressing my point as clear as possible. I’ve been practicing from age 19 to 28. I don’t know, I just like to express myself. I want to make good music, and I don’t mind listening to advice. I want this more than anything, and I believe that I have the talent to perform it as long as I’m aware of what’s on my schedule.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
TroubleMakerPhilip:Well I enjoy the whole overall process. On the recording side, I enjoy making beats even though I don’t always want to make my own beats typically I make my own beats. I used to use Magix Music Maker and Ujam online. I give them credit for my Reverbnation accounts beats. I made my own layers though and sped some layers up and slowed others down. One track is their(UJAM) original beat but I added layers to it. Layers defined is when you have a snare on one layer, drums on another etc. But my point is, it’s fun and inspiring. That’s why I love it so much I guess. I get to express myself and put a beat behind it. Who wouldn’t love that?
IAA: What are your songs about?
TroubleMakerPhilip: My music is about haters – people who don’t like you because you are so good at something. I don’t know maybe its more of a case of paranoia lol. My songs are of this cocky ass troubled New England kid who’s slightly psycho but a freaking genius in his intellect and talented in his abilities. My music is about me, the TMP baby. The greatest part is that I am my own character. I’m in character when I’m performing.
IAA: Who are your Musical Influence?
TroubleMakerPhilip: I love this one, that’s easy. I related to Marshall, SPM(Carlos Coy), Master P, Outkast, Lil Wayne & Cash Money, Bone Thugs/Mo Thugs Family and Fifty. Nas was always tight and Pac & Biggy. Snoop Dogg, he inspired me to write my first rap song at Fourteen, I am also inspired by Ice T, Ice Cube Easy E, Coolio and Slik Rik.
IAA: How would you describe your music to other people?
TroubleMakerPhilip:I would say it’s a crazy tight a** twist of troublemaking, simple as that. I’d hope people looked at my confidence and let it inspire them to move past their own troubles. I want my listeners to develop an outlet for all their extra energy and aggression. I try to let the music do most of the talking for itself. I like feedback. I would say it’s tight to listen to it. It’s by yourself in the car type of music. It’s thinking time music.
IAA: What makes you stand out from Other Artists?
TroubleMakerPhilip:I believe that I am very in tune with my character. I am a person who is focused on my next move. I only want to be around people with the same focus. I don’t feel like I’m better than or sound better than anyone else. I sound like one tight solid a** individual who grew up the hard way, which we all know is not the easiest way to live your life. I feel like my music could increase focus within the industry and its artists as a team by coming up with new big projects. I have high expectations of myself and of the industry. I have a duty to perform what is needed of me to take care of all of the tasks that I will be assigned to.
IAA: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
TroubleMakerPhilip:Honestly, myself, Its all or nothing with me. Nothing else was ever good enough. I caused and got in so much trouble that I missed out on so many opportunities throughout my life. I’ve always had the talent, I just couldn’t stay out of trouble long enough to do anything about it or with it.
IAA: What upcoming projects are you planning?
TroubleMakerPhilip:I plan on writing/working on another album. I don’t have a pre-release date yet. I’ll be in the lab seeing what concoctions I can come up though. Maybe I’ll come up with the Crowd-Love Me potion while I’m in there lol. I just had a baby, Old Gavin Michael who is 13 months with my wife Mariah so that’s been taking up most of my time. I also spend a lot of time with my other on, Justice Xavier who is four years old now. Now it time for me to get back to work.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in ten years?
TroubleMakerPhilip:Well I see myself still writing music but having picked up producing along the way. I want to pick up a few movie deals and get a few novels published. I see myself being pretty busy in the future. I see my wife and I with another kid. I want to be a great dad who shares his attention with his wife and kids. I want to live life and enjoying its thrills, but always make time for work and staying alert.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
TroubleMakerPhilip:Facebook/Philip Hebert/click TroublemakerPhilip link for freestyle Videos