Cortlen Delva, better known as his stage name G-Pak, has an interesting story to tell. The rising musician has been paving a way for his own sound. We got a chance to sit down and talk with G-Pak. Check out the interview below:
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Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?
I grew up without my father. My mom left my dad when I was a child and I was raised with her. It’s been a struggle and I learned to work hard for whatever you want nothing is free or will be handed to you.
Where are you from?
My mom and I are from Jamaica and my dad is from Haiti.
When did you start music?
I started making music 2010, but I wasn’t taking seriously at that time. However, as life took its course I was.
How did you get into music?
I started out as a DJ and began to make beats with my friend Dexter as I got better at making beats I began to rap over my beats while I was making them and my friends and family like my music so I began to take it seriously and I started to develop a fan base from there in my neighborhood.
What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?
I was homeless because I didn’t have somewhere to live, I was riding the train back and forth all night then I would go to my sisters apartment to take a shower and change clothes not a lot of people knew what I was going thru then one day my friend inspired me to become a truck driver so I became a truck driver and I was living in my truck over the road until I was in a near fatal truck accident in North Carolina driving through the mountains and a pick up tick came speeding around the bend causing me to swerve leading my truck to turn over with me in it I suffered head injuries arm injuries and leg injuries causing me to have a surgery on my knee. Luckily, I had money saved and got a place I just thank God, I survived.
Are you currently signed or independent?
I am currently an independent artist,
Who inspires you the most musically?
Artist like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, j Cole, Jay-Z, 2Pac, and many more
What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
To be selfless and self-sufficient while keeping a positive mind set and never stop working for better.
Any new music coming out soon?
I actually, had a new music video released on December 24th, 2020 at 12 or noon.I also have an undecided record I would like to release for the new year.
What is your greatest achievement as a musician?
My greatest achievement was to be able to start my own record label Serie music, LLC. In March of 2019 and building my own studio.
Do you produce your own music? If not who do you work with?
I actually produced my first professional song released on Ditto music titled “This Is It” featuring Brooke Lynne. Currently work with producer Charlie active & lokii on my upcoming EP.
Who is one artist you wish you could work with?
I would love to work with artist like Nicki Minaj, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Meli, Rihanna.
Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is coming out? What is it about?
I have new music I will be releasing in January my first Brooklyn drill record. Followed by a tropical type record. The songs are basically about being flamboyant and flashy ways and the second song is basically about having a good time with the lady’s a good vibe song.
What does a day inside your shoes look like?
I wake up and usually skip breakfast. Then I either have a cup of coffee or roll one depending on my mood. If the weather is good, I’ll go skate or get some food with my girlfriend. Our two favorite spots are Mission Taco or Samurai Hibachi in Huntington Village, Long Island. After that I usually lock into the studio for the night either engineering sessions or recording myself.
Anything else you want the audience to know about you?
Weary & consistently in my head I’m always thinking about a new song lyric or just ways to get to my next goal and achieving the success I am thriving for.
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