Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. At the end of , Ski Mask the Slump God knew he needed to take a step back. Been inspired by how artists are making being a genuine creative without gimmicks the standard for musical respect again. The interview, lightly edited for clarity, is below. I wanted to show people my views and how I feel, while also keeping it playful and fun.
He has people that pay attention and try to get it taken down. I knew it would sound weird, but when people watched it, I knew they would understand the whole term of it. Why did you want to put out a political song like this right now? I kept it similar to what people are used to from me. I feel like I needed it, too. I needed some time to think, because I went through a lot. Why do you think the timing is right to release this song? Honestly, I feel like artists touched on this subject a lot before things were this crazy, and they just never got noticed.
I wanted my fans hear me using my voice and my platform to say something. And I wanted to show my fans not to be scared to voice their opinions about what they think is wrong. You filmed a music video for this with Cole Bennett.
How would you describe the concept? There are a lot of concepts behind it, but the main one was that it was just going to be us beating up the KKK. Like, in any sort of form. I really had an idea to Mortal Kombat bicycle kick one the KKK people, because we have the whole thing set up for me to fly. There were a whole bunch of concepts for it, but mainly just beating up the KKK. Just seeing somebody in the entertainment business who is not scared to voice their opinion. Why did you decide to take a break?
I think it goes without saying, after everything that happened with both of my friends, Jah and Juice, it was natural for me to just kick out a little hiatus. So I had to take a little break, get back into the lab, and just lock myself in. This is just the beginning. I have so much more to put out, even for this year.
This is just a single. I might add it to the album, or I might not. But I'm definitely dropping a whole bunch of stuff other than that this year. What kind of music are you enjoying making right now? Hell, yeah. What people also know me for is rage songs and shit like that. I still love making yell songs with heavy distorted beats and shit like that, too. I guess just expect a little bit of everything.
Because you just lost Juice and Jah and everything. I liked how you were experimenting a little bit with singing on the last album. Are you still trying more melodic stuff? I feel like that was just putting something out to breach the first barrier of me trying the alternative thing. What else should people be looking out from you this year? So just expect a lot of things from me this year, especially video-wise and stuff like that. So I guess I could just say that my situation is getting better. Just go into with a free, fun mind.
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