Over the weekend HCM connected with Portland rap artist Prxscott for an interview. The rapper gave us the scoop on how his unique name came to be and how support from his family pushed him to follow his dreams. Prxscott also revealed a big project he has planned, and though no release details were made, you can bet it will be a huge success. Check out his interview to learn more about Prxscott and what he has in store for the future.
HCM. How did you come by your stage name “Prxscott”?
Prxscott. I got my name from the street I grew up trapping on. 16th and Prescott. Northeast section of Portland, Oregon.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
Prxscott. I first discovered my love for music in the early 90s. My brothers Jason and Tony would listen to NWA and Eazy E daily. I realized I wanted to become a rapper in high school. I think Jay Z had the biggest influence on that.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Prxscott. My style is versatile. Think its the region I grew up in. The Pacific Northwest is the west coast without palm trees. Think NYC meets Northern California. I listen to everything from E-40 and Mozzy to Nas and Fivio Foreign.
HCM. On your current album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Prxscott. My current album “Northeast Legends” came about as a way to pay homage to the city of Portland. The cover has our 2 most famous NBA players (Terrell Brandon and Damon Stoudamire). I decided to sample legendary Portland artist Cool Nutz on “What I’m About”. I also sampled Portland rap group Kant B Caught on the track “My City”.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Prxscott. There’s really no challenge as a creator. My biggest attribute is that I stay motivated to come with new material and to think outside the box.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
Prxscott. Very soon I will be releasing my book called “The Alberta Trap District” by Marlon Abah. It’s a book about gentrification in black communities. I’m also releasing a soundtrack for the book. Stay on the lookout for that.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Prxscott. I gotta thank my relatives Tedd Lokc (@theoriginal_lokc) and Tony Ro$e (@taxxfreetony) for keeping me motivated to stay in the studio & for the features. I also gotta thank HitmanBeatz (@hellganghitty) for blessing me some them fire beats. Last but not least I gotta thank @bmajaengineering for the proper mix and master on all my tracks.
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Check out “Northeast Legends” by Prxscott feat. Tedd Lokc here: