Interview with LA

Name: L.A.
Age: 22
Hometown: Brooklyn NY
Location: lost in the world
Links: ucancallmela.com

Describe your sound as if we were deaf.
If you were deaf, I hope you can read because I personally believe that my music story tellings of life situation and history, made into bars and poetry and sound of all types. I really try my best to make music that comes from the heart and passion of tellin the truth for the youth and everybody else, but also having a good time in listening observation.

What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
Kanye West has fucked me up man…lol. I know everyone says his name but I feel he has truly inspired me to just say what I feel and feel what I say. Other artist that highly influence are MIA, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Left Eye, Biggie, Pac (Duh), J.Cole, Missy Elliot. I am also highly inspired by my peers especially Scienze, Eric Sosa, Jersey Klan, Dremur , Hi-Jynx and all those on they steady way to the top.

Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
I haven’t worked on a lot of projects yet being that I’m still a baby in the game, but my favorite project yet was my upcoming project “The Presentation” and Scienze’s “The Phone Tape” because it was my first real oppurtunity to open up to the world in musical form.

What was the main factor for launching your career when you did?
I didn’t have any factors. My heart just told me that its where I needed to be….and I always follow my heart. For the most part. Lol.

Who are some people you would like to work with?
Well duh Kanye, but also love Sleigh Bellz, Just Blaze , Jay-Z (another duh), J. Cole (a triple duh), Swizz Beatz and of course Lauryn Hill. Like for real.

How is the internet changing your craft?
Honestly, internet has been my main connect to the people on a regular basis recently. As a artist, sometimes I like to hide out for projects but because of so much support from sites and blogs I am always connected and its amazing how my fanbase has grown just by a tweet. Tweet to a meet. (Pause? Idk. Lol)

Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
yes, I think its vital to my living as well as the continuation of the living history of Hip Hop generation. Essentially Hip Hop has become this commodified propaganda of how fresh can I get, but I hope that I can bring it back to that story/history/herstory telling.

Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
Well in the far but near future I am continue to build this play called “The Memoirs of Hip Hop” which is my telling of Hip Hop’s life all in theater, spoken word, rap and dance. I hope it will change the face of Hip Hop to it true and raw look. I also hope to be releasing a lot more crazy music after “The Presentation”, my first project dropping January 2011, and being all over your t.v screens in a few months. Don’t be tight tho!! Lol. And then when I’m a million years old, I hope to be the Hip Hop Oprah. :)