Interview: BlockBoiPoc

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

BlockBoiPoc: I am a Rap Artist & Graphic Designer from Dover, Delaware.

How long have you been creating songs?

BlockBoiPoc: I started recording at the age of 16 under the alias "Lil Panzer" before changing my name to "Panzer-God" & then again to now "BlockBoiPoc".

What inspired you to get started?

BlockBoiPoc: What inspired me to get started on making music was when I first heard Biggie Smalls song "Hypnotized" at age 9 & Lil Wayne & Drakes song "She will". But my biggest influence on the type of music I make now is when I heard Logic's "The Incredible True Story" album when I was 16. After that I started recording remixes of old Logic songs as well as my own songs.

How would you describe your sound/style?

BlockBoiPoc: My sound is all over the place. I started rap with story telling but as I got more confident in my music I started trying other things & I'm still trying to do more than what I've done & heard from other artists.

Who are your current inspirations in the music industry?

BlockBoiPoc: My current Inspirations in the music industry would definitely be Logic, Ski Mask the Slump God, Ugly God, Madeintyo, & Playboi Carti. But if I'm talking past artists then Biggie Smalls & Tupac.

How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?

BlockBoiPoc: The way I start when writing a song is first by listening to the beat I'm gonna rap over & seeing which flow the words I express are gonna go with the type of beat I'm using. For a slow draw beat, I'm gonna take a slow approach with my words but if I feel like being hype & making a banger I'm gonna go all out with what I say.

What are you currently working on?

BlockBoiPoc: I worked on my upcoming album "Under Depression II" for 9 months & now with that coming out March 31st, 2020, I wanna work on the next album & release singles along the way but with a different take than what I've done in the past with my older projects.

What is the concept behind your latest project?

BlockBoiPoc: The concept of my latest project is Alternative but it's still a Rap/Hip-Hop album. For example, I got a song with a calm approach. & then another song with a hyper appeal, a song with a pop rap appeal, & a country rap appeal but I didn't want to stick with just one sound the whole project or else every song would sound the same.

What did you buy with your first check off music?

BlockBoiPoc: With my first check off music, I bought me & my sister drinks & we got drunk while talking about the fact I really made money off my music & it made me feel more confident in my works because I'm gaining something out of it.

What's your all-time favorite song?

BlockBoiPoc: My all-time favorite song would definitely be "Never Enough" by Logic because that song gets me inspired & going no matter the mood I'm feeling.

What is your main goal as far as music?

BlockBoiPoc: An area of pursuing music I definitely have to work on is my Mixing production because I don't want my songs to sound like I'm recording in my room even though most of my songs are made that way.

If you could work with any producer who would it be?

BlockBoiPoc: If I could work with any producer it would most likely be Pierre Bourne.

What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?

BlockBoiPoc: The biggest highlight of my year would be my song "Range Rover" reaching 15k on Spotify.

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