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The Big Youth Interview

  • Broadcast in Hip Hop Music
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“Inspired by love, hate, counterculture artists, writers, thinkers, moving everywhere, a bad relationship with my father, and the support of my mom through my entire life. I've learned to grow as an artist and inspire myself through the trials of life. Her history as a punk in the Village during the '70s and '80s made music so much more accessible. Bands like Wire, Patti Smith, and Kraut were regulars at home and blurred the line between art for a purpose and art for art's sake. I try to obscure the popular and redirect the trends in music- devising a surrealist depiction of popular culture in the arts. Because of my upbringing I was able to displace and redistribute common themes of punk, jazz, rap, and hip-hop in my music, generating the ethos that there is a place where music has no rules and nobody likes you; where being the outsider is in, so that's how I try to approach my music.”