This week HCM interviewed newcomer Pink Prince for a brief look at his origin and details about his upcoming project. He also speaks on some of the challenges he’s faced throughout his career, as well as his aspirations. Take a look at his interview to learn more about the Pink Prince.
HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Pink Prince. I chose my stage name Pink Prince because I love the color pink, absolutely loveeeee pink. I chose prince because it shows royalty in my name and royalty is ALWAYS to be respected. I feel as though I might change my stage name in the future, because if I make it big would I still just be a prince? #showerthoughts
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursuit a career in music?
Pink Prince. Nicki Minaj is one of the few artists that really inspired me to become an artist, seeing how she broke the doors down and really just….. wow. I can’t even put into words what an amazing thing she did for not just women in hip-hop, but women in general. Thank you Nicki Minaj. Another woman who inspires me is Beyonce! I remember being a tiny kid dancing in my room to “Single Ladies” everyday, and I even thought I was the one who blew it up. I said “Beyonce, run me my coins!!”
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Pink Prince. I feel as though I developed my sense of style through just seeing what’s out, I don’t think I have a fashion inspiration which is weird to say. I just use my own brain to mentally put outfits together, like I can see them in my brain. After that, all I gotta do is go on the hunt for the pieces, and done!
HCM. On your current/upcoming album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Pink Prince. On my upcoming mixtape, Galaxa, I encapture a much broader approach. I feel like going hard on my debut mixtape but then I feel like taking it slow, it really fluctuates, which is why I think Galaxa is going to be amazing. You don’t have to do just one thing all the time, switch your flows, use double entendres, PUSH YOUR PEN. Most labels aren’t looking for another Lil Uzi Vert or another Cardi B, they’re looking for someone with their own style, own talent, and own hunger.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Pink Prince. Definitely being an LGBTQIA+ artist and already not being taken seriously, it poses a challenge building a supportive male audience and gaining exposure. I feel as though just because I’m a rapper that happens to be gay, people really believe I’m not a “real” rapper. I push my pen, write my own raps, I’m a great musician. What defines being a “real” rapper? All of the qualities I just listed, it has absolutely nothing to do with race, sex, or sexual orientation.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
Pink Prince. I’m the truth, always will be. Someday I want to open doors for other lgbtq artists such as myself and I want them to look to me for inspiration, guidance. I want them to see me as a beam of light in their world. I aspire to be a game changer, I aspire to completely shift the culture.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
Pink Prince. I plan on grinding an pushing my pen until I can get somewhere. Obviously I believe in multiple sources of income so of course I’ll have something lined up on the side.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Pink Prince. First of all shoutout to Beny B Music for teaming up with me and helping me mix everything together. Also, the “Homeboyz” remix just dropped a few weeks ago so I would like to shoutout Pejay, Eugene, and Ronnydabratt for igniting the song on fire. Shoutout to Roger, Kodak Ken, Jae, Divine Puffs, and every ill nigga that show me love. I love my Pinkies Back. 🎀🎀
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