IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
FLIPPAARCHIE: I am an artist, music producer, and songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama. I first fell in love with music at the tender age of 2 years old. The first record that I heard was “How Do You Want It” by Tupac. I remember like it was yesterday when this song would come on the radio. My mother would turn up the radio so loud and the bass coming from the stereo would vibrate the whole house.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
FLIPPAARCHIE: My father was a local DJ and use to break-dance at parties and as far as my mother; she just truly loved to listen to good music. I use to sing in the choir and the male chorus at church when I was younger. Honestly, I can say that the musical genes did not miss me by a long shot and I am eternally grateful for the musical talent that I have today.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
FLIPPAARCHIE: I feel as if within today’s music industry, you have to sell yourself to the best of your ability. You have to stand out from the rest of the competition by doing the unordinary and setting the tone for a new trend or a new idea amongst the competition for them to see that you are serious about your business and doing what works best for you. If people are willing to buy your product, you have to keep them interested into doing business with you. If companies are willing to invest in your product, you have to keep them interested into investing into your company or brand. That is why I feel that I have what it takes to release my music to the masses.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
FLIPPAARCHIE: Coming from a producer’s point of view, I make music based on feelings, ideas, or fantasies whichever depends on what I am feeling at that certain point and time. On the artist’s point of view, I make music based on what I have experienced in life, what I want to happen in my life in future tense, and what somebody who I know of and their experiences. But, under the circumstances of their privacy, I never mention who they are only the topic because people can gravitate to the topic and don’t have to know who went through that situation.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
FLIPPAARCHIE: My fan base is basically directed towards any crowd of people from 18 years of age and up. As an artist in today’s music industry, you have to keep up with trends and fashion especially within the hip hop community because it’s always evolving everyday with something fresh and new. So that’s why I never limit myself to who can listen to my music. It’s for everybody!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
FLIPPAARCHIE: My musical influences that I grew up listening to was Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, Outkast, Goodie Mob, UGK, Al Green, Michael Jackson, Ice-T, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Big Tymers, Master P, R. Kelly and TLC.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
FLIPPAARCHIE: One thing that I can say about my music is that it is universal meaning that it has an open minded approach and people really like this type of approach just based upon the creativity of the artist/producer who is willing to take their craft to the next level.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
FLIPPAARCHIE: Being an outside of the box thinker is what makes my creativity stand out from the rest and having a universal approach which gives me an advantage unlike the rest of the music that people are use to hearing today. Never was I interested into follow the masses because I am a leader and if separating myself from the crowd is a crime then, I am 100 percent guilty.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
FLIPPAARCHIE: Right now I am working with one of my local artist’s, who goes by the name of Breeze205, on his 2nd mixtape which will be released later this summer. The mixtape is titled “Mystic Stylez 2” and it is a follow-up from the 1st “Mystic Stylez” mixtape which we collaborated on 3 years ago. Also, we will be re-releasing “Mystic Stylez” with new artwork and bonus tracks that didn’t make the cut for “Mystic Stylez 2” but will be available on “Mystic Stylez”. Also, I am in the motion picture movie called “Woodlawn” which will be in theaters October 16th later this fall. I played a featured extra role of a high school student in 2 scenes. I really can’t wait to see myself up on the big screen for the 1st time. So I must say that I am very excited about this movie.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
FLIPPAARCHIE: In 10 years, I see myself taking over the music industry by storm and ushering in a new wave of music unlike never before. I see myself being a CEO of my production company and the CEO of my own fragrance and clothing line. When the time comes, I want to be ready to share my talent with the world, to take advantage of the opportunity that most people don’t get, but most of all, to touch the world in a way unlike never before with the gift of music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
FLIPPAARCHIE: Fans can access my music on soundcloud.com/flipparachie or reverbnation.com/flipparachieondatrackz. Fans can contact me on Twitter @Flippaarchie, Instagram at flipparachie or Facebook at Keauntae Jackson and I’ll most definitely respond. I love interactions with my fans because it lets me know that they are listening and can’t wait until they hear more good music from me and whatever else I am working on.
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