HCM Interviews Seattle Rap Artist “Speaker Child”

HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Speaker Child. Well, my dad was an Amplifier and my mom is a Subwoofer. He ran 1500 watts of power through the speaker wire to the sub and out came SPEAKER CHILD.

HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
Speaker Child. The music curse that takes over your life, it’s a love-hate relationship. I wanted to pursue a career in music from my earliest memories. I really enjoy creating and performing.

HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Speaker Child. Too Short, Snoop Dogg and 2Pac. I’m more laid back with my tone like Snoop Dogg, freaky with lyrics like short and storytelling and depth like 2Pac.

HCM. On your current album “High on Wheels”… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Speaker Child. Andre Nickatina actually came up with the concept for me. It was based off of my first album and where I was headed. He called me in Seattle and we had conversation on the phone and brainstormed ideas. As soon as I knew the concept, it was very easy for me to write all the songs.

HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Speaker Child. One of the greatest challenges I’ve had was when I had a video all set and paid out of pocket, then the featured artist on bail that I bailed out and paid for gets arrested the day before filming and then have to find a new artist and write and record a new song and film in 12 hours. That’s how the video “Hotwing Session” came together. Most of the time I just roll with punches and create with what I have. Let it naturally happen and not force anything or anyone. Almost like subconscious thought takes control. I have a great work ethic and it shows in my music and journey to create this career as a rap artist.

HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
Speaker Child. Without conscious thought listening to the album will take you through mostly highs and a few lows. From Skateboarding, Treating yourself and feeling good. One night stands to relationships and halfpipe party’s. The album HIGH ON WHEELS will take you on a fun journey of different occasions leading to new opportunities.

HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
Speaker Child. My first headlining Casino gig is December 28th in Lake Tahoe at the Tahoe Biltmore Lodge and Casino. My plans are to continue headlining and fulfill my three-album record deal with 75 Girls Records.

HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Speaker Child. Big shoutout to my producer Roc Phizzle. Much respect to my publicist Devon Manier and BIG Thanks to Nasty Nes for radio play and shout out to 75 Girls for the opportunity and much love to my fans and Speaker Babies.


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Author: Mr. Hood Critic

Hood Critic Magazine was founded by Holland D. Witherspoon in Bossier City, Louisiana 2013. HOOD CRITIC MAGAZINE was created to cover up and coming unsigned independent artist.