Hailing from Haiti, Miami based hip hop artist HD Fresko has been making his way back into the spotlight in early 2021 after dropping a new single “Phases”. We got a chance to sit down with the rising artist. Check out the interview below:
–Beginning of interview–
Where are you from?
I was born in Haiti, in a town called Cap -Haitien on March 21, 1993. I moved to the states when I was 13. I grew up in North Miami.
When did you start music?
I’ve always had a love for music since I can remember. I’ve always admired certain artists growing up and always wanted to mirror them. I recorded my first song using a headset microphone as a mic back 09. I never had the intention to become a recording artist although I knew I had the talent. so, about 4-5 years ago, I started going to the studio with my cousin, and one day I got in the booth and recorded our/ my first song “everyday” I guess that’s when I professionally started Music.
How did you get into music?
When I was in Haiti I used to sing in the boys’ choir. I was 11 or so.
What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?
I’ve had so many. Growing up in a third world country is a challenge on its own but I embraced every moment whether it was bitter or sweet. The worst I can remember is losing my mother. She passed the same night that I came to the states (Miami). She was supposed to come here with us but she fell so ill that she couldn’t make it.
Are you currently signed or independent?
I Am independent.
Who inspires you the most musically?
I have love for a lot of different artists which I consider some sort of inspiration. from both the Haitian and American cultures. But overall, Drake.
What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
I guess getting to know me as they can relate to some of the stories that I am expressing. With an up tempo beat that’ll have your head bumping and asking, “who dis”?
Any new music coming out soon?
I just dropped my latest song yesterday 4/2 it’s called “Phases”
What is your greatest achievement as a musician?
There’s nothing that I can consider right now.
Do you produce your own music? If not, whodo you work with?
No, I don’t produce but I’d love to learn. I’ve been leasing beats off of YouTube.
Who is one artist you wish you could work with?
One day Drake.
Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is it coming out? What is it about?
I recently released a song called phases on April 2. It’s about my life transition over the past couple years. paranoia and such to where I am right now happy and fortunate. Also, the transition of the song is somewhat of a phase too. I hope all ears that hear it realize that at a certain point.
What does a day inside your shoes look like?
Nowadays, when I wake up I typically check my phone first as most of us do. You know for email, txt, and my stock accounts of course. Then I would eat breakfast and go about business. If I have to go on the road then that’s where i’d be. Some days are planned, some aren’t. I also like to end my days with a workout every other day. Some days I like to just smoke, listen to music and chill.
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For more info about HD Fresko, follow his Instagram here