F1A3KO - Interview
1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?
I’m F1a3k0 a local artist from San Diego
2. What made you start making music?
Music has been something I’ve been into from an early age.Listening to a variety of genres and being exposed to different environments allowed me to open my mind to many possibilities.And the one of the ones I feel in love with was music.
3. Who are your influences?
Listing from pop rnb legends like Michael Jackson, Rick James, and James Brown.To today’s legends like 50cent, Kanye west, Wiz Khalifa, And Travis Scott.
4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now?
It’s bubbling with all different types of sounds and fusions.Heavy mixes of alternative rock and trap have taken a big hit in the underground world.Current working my way up there.
5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music?
Working on finishing strong with my label mixtape 619musicgroup vol. I.Also prepping for a strong 2020 full of new projects and visuals.
6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be?
7. What is your process for recording music ?
I usually start off with the instrumental, picking out the right feel and sound I’m going for.Then finding a melody to go with instrumental.Once I have that, the rest is flowing on the beat, while keeping the chorus and initial melody.
8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for?
619musicgroup vol.2 coming soon early 2020.As well as other singles throughout the year.
9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper?
Expressing myself how I feel, and having the ability to take it as far as I possibly can.
10. What impact do you want to have on the world?
Being a positive person and showing love to my fellow people of the world through my music.
11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying?
At this point it’s a lifestyle and soon to be my profession.
12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why?
Playboi carti, he’s got one of the best flows in the game and his beat selection is on point.
13. what does the music you create make you
It makes me feel empowered and spiritually connected with myself and the world.
14. why is music so important and dear to your heart ?
For me it’s the best way to communicate with other people and showing your true and deepest feelings.
15. Taking this as a passion what works best with you for endeavors you may face (regarding to music)?
The process of making instrumentals allows me
16. whats your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?
When I collab with the other 619musicgroup members it’s always a memorable experience.Also making jams with mazebored on the beat who’s killing it these days.
17. who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?
At the moment I’m in complete control of my artwork.Soon to be working with other artists and art designers.
18. who makes most of your beats or production?
I’m in charge of 80% of my production at the moment.Collabing with other
19. who is one artist you wish to work on music with and why?
19. I would love to work with Ty dolla sign. Being a SoCal artist it would be a interesting collab to get a good Cali fusion.
20. who is one producer you wish to work with and why?
20.There is a big list of poppin producers I would love to work with, but the one of the top would be Londononthetrack.Hes worked with the likes of Gucci, young thug and many others.
21 do you have any upcoming shows in the next couple months ?
21.I have an up and coming show early next year in January, more shows coming soon!
22 for people who havent heard of you what sets you apart from other artists?
22.Being almost completely independent and running my own label definitely puts me in another bracket of artists.Also the indie/progressive hip hop style I carry makes my sound stand out from others.
23 at the end of the day what does music mean to you ?
23.Music initially was an outlet for expressing myself.It has now turned into a lifestyle and soon to be life long profession.
24. Any live shows or projects you got coming up?
24.619musicgroup vol. 2 coming soon, and new singles on the way.
25. Where can the people that checked out this interview find you?
25.You can find me on most social media platforms, just check for @f1a3k0.