Over the past few weeks, HCM has been graced with quite a few up and coming, as well as established music producers. And to add to the mix, we present to you B-Funk, who gave HCM a very informational Q&A. We learned that B-Funk is not just your run of the mill music producer, but aspires to enhance his knowledge of the business side of music in addition to creating his musical arsenal. Take a look at his interview to learn more.
HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
B-Funk. I wanted to pick something that represented me at the core. My name is actually a combination. The “B” is for my actual name (which is Ben) and the “Funk” is for my favorite genre of music. It’s nothing that’s too crazy. It’s straight to the point.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
B-Funk. I first discovered my love for music as a child when my parents threw these kickbacks and video games. They would play songs from Cameo, Zapp and Roger, S.O.S. Band, etc. As far as what made me pursue music, I had moved to North Carolina and a former friend had introduced me to this DAW called Fruity Loops. I wasn’t really interested because I wanted to focus on school. Then a couple of years later, I just happened to get on Fruity Loops one day, played around with it, though it was fun, and it’s been with me ever since.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
B-Funk. I’m always reflecting on where my style came from. Roger Troutman is my absolute favorite. The Isley Brothers are up there too. Can’t forget about Cameo and S.O.S. Band. I have to include Ice Cube, Too Short and E40 too. Hiroki Kikuta, Masashi Hamauzu, and Junya Nakano for sure are legends too.
HCM. On your current release… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
B-Funk. So my latest project, Cosmos, has been in the works for three years. It’s the finale in a trilogy of projects that started with Tha Lift Off. Basically, I wanted to create something that makes you feel like you’re in space. That’s why I use a lot of pads, reverb, panning, etc. It’s eighteen tracks of pure greatness.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
B-Funk. One of my greatest challenges is improving my sound. Mixing, mastering, production, composing, vocals, and arranging. I’m improving on those and more every day. My greatest attribute is my work ethic. I have a daily schedule and during that time, I’m always working on something.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
B-Funk. The impression that I want is that there’s always something for someone. I got music for everyone. Whether you’re driving, doing homework, partying, or just chilling. I got something for your mood. You will find something to enjoy.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
B-Funk. In 2021, I’m concentrating more on the business side of music. I’m not releasing a lot of projects like I did last year. I’m going to mainly focus on promotion. I’m still going to release music. Only when I feel that the time is right and if my supporters really want it.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
B-Funk. I want to thank my supporters. I want to thank my sister KARMAA. I want to thank Dasmonique. Shoutout to my boy Hooda on War Stories Radio. Shoutout to OUT THE BOX.
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