Based out of Queens, New York, rising hip hop artist Em Nacirema has been making a quick come up as a musician right out of the gate. His latest single “Timeless” has been streamed over 100,000 times and peaked at #7 on the Belgium iTunes charts. We got the chance to sit down and talk with the rising MC. Check out the interview below:
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Tell us about your background, what have you gotten to where you are today?
“When I was young my older brother would Rap. I went to IAR to learn the Biz. I started out Distributing Mixtapes for DJ Whookid. Learned the game from a professional level thru experience and developed my sound.”
Where are you from?
“I am from Jamaica, Queens.”
(Jamaica is a middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is mainly composed of a large commercial and retail area, though part of the neighborhood is also residential. Jamaica is home to large African American, Caribbean, and Central American populations. Jamaica is bordered by Hollis to the east; St. Albans, Springfield Gardens, Rochdale Village to the southeast; South Jamaica to the south; Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park to the west; Briarwood to the northwest; and Kew Gardens Hills, Jamaica Hills, and Jamaica Estates to the north.)
When did you start music?
“I got started 2001.”
How did you get into music?
“Distributing Mixtapes throughout Tristate Are for DJ Whookid.”
What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?
“Incarceration, although my time was short it kept me at a disadvantage for 10 years.”
Are you currently signed or independent?
“Independent for now.”
Who inspires you the most musically?
“Everyone who makes music to inspire”.
What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
“Motivation, Entertained, Inspiration.”
Any new music coming out soon?
“Yes, I have some new stuff I’m working on that will be coming out soon!”
What is your greatest achievement as a musician?
“My single “Timeless” is currently #7 on the iTunes Belgium charts.”
Do you produce your own music? If not, whodo you work with?
“Taylor Made Beatz, Redspyda.”
Who is one artist you wish you could work with?
“Donald Glover/Childish Gambino.”
Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is it coming out? What is it about?
“I have a record called “Scary Movie”. It’s a hip hop meets Michael Jackson Thriller Vibe. It’s about the current state of America.”
What does a day inside your shoes look like?
“Studio and brand building. I’m a divorced Dad of a 7 year old named Khloe who I remote school 2-3 days out the week. And I have a 20 year old named Kamari that’s remote from Howard helping me to build the brand.
Me around a lot of people on devices and laptops creating concepts.”
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