Interview with Alkhemi Jones | Edition XIX
Describe your sound as if we were deaf
My music sounds like orange and blue with a swirl of yellow and splashes of purple its magnetic and attracts the colorful mind.
What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
Diana Ross is one of my inspirations, I love her, want to be like her when i grow up. I’d love to work with the Black Elvis he’s a great producer and true musician. Other inspirations include but aren’t limited to Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughn, Whitney Houston, Micheal Jackson, Prince, Beetles, The Doors
Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
I’m currently working on HipHopProlificChevyMusic which is a body of work I’m releasing next month.
What was the main factor for launching your career when you did?
I feel that people want and need options and they don’t have options when it comes to hiphop and women. I feel that for too long women in HipHop have been depicted in a certain light and I’d like to change that and show women that they have options to what they want to listen to.
Who are some people you would like to work with?
I’d love to work with Andre` 3000 I think he captivates a form of Hip-Hop expression that is quite relative to me. Nappy Roots because they are just my kinda people. I’d also love to work with B.O.B his voice is incredible and his lyrics are clever. J-Cole has a super fly technique. I’d love to do a record with Slim Shady, and I’d love to work with Kanye` West I think he encourages out the box creativity and I love his persona`.
How is the internet changing your craft?
Its pretty much changing the way you can distribute and promote your music. The accessibility to people in other states and countries are enticing. I love the accessibility that the internet has provided to help an artist establish a core audience. It makes promotions and tours easier because you can tackle reaching more people a lot faster.
Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
Yes, I feel like it’s important because I want what I have to say to be heard and I hope that people love my form of expression as much as I love creating it.
Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
A long term goal for me to be at the top by creating an impact everyone can feel. I know it’s coming so right now I’m working and practicing the art of patience…