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1- Introduce yourself to the world. Who are you? Where are you from?
I’m Fantastical Carpé. 28-year-old rapper/actor/engineer/producer from Oakland, Ca. I’m that guy who always has headphones on or some kind of music in my ears. I absolutely love re-introducing the songs that I know and love to another generation. Hip-Hop is my way of expressing the things that I can’t always articulate. It’s poetry for the soul.
2- What do you feel makes you stand out musically?
I feel that being able to produce my own tracks helps me stand out. Not only is it a verse that you never heard before but also a fresh beat. It really adds something when you have the producer, the rapper, and the audio engineer in the same room. It’s a lot easier to make changes and convey your original meaning during a punch line or metaphor.
3- How long have you been in the music business?
I’ve been rapping for 6 years and producing for about 5. I have 12 mixtapes.
4- Who inspires you to create music
I would definitely have to say that Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Pink Floyd
J. Dilla, Eminem, 2pac, Timbaland, and Kid Cudi.
5- What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on my next 2 mixtapes, “Kush Kidds: 2021,” and "West Coast HiTTTz." The production will be done by myself and I’ll be rapping on every track. I'm also looking to do more shows for 2017.
6- What do you want fans to get out of hearing your music?
I want people to hear my music and feel something. I want to provide something a little different for the fans. I want to be among the greats and talked about and argued upon. I feel like I have a lot of fresh ideas and new things to add to Hip-Hop.
7- Is music a hobby, career or a way of life for you?
Music is my everything. I literally can’t stop. I usually have to force myself to take a day off or get out and do something social. Even on those days I still end up working on something minor. I absolutely love everything about it
8- Who do you hope to inspire with your music?
I honestly hope to encourage that 9-year-old kid that’s in his bedroom right now trying to make beats. It would be an honor to hear the music that I inspired. My only wish is that I inspire something truly great.
9- What's next for you?
I’m working on building my fan-base and learning more about the music business. I eventually want to be signed to a major record label and hopefully be mentored by the producer greats so that I can take my music to the next level. I really push myself to be as good as the professionals so that I can be in a position to move my career forward.
10- How can we find more information about you?
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