Face 2 Face Interview with: Flash Paparazzi
What’s on your ipod right now?
As of now I’m pretty much everywhere. I listen to myself but ASAP Rocky, and The Weekend are what I’m listening to as far as new artist go. I listen to everything.
What do you do on your spare time?
I play lots and lots of NFL Madden 12. You can say I’m addicted. Weed, eat, and Madden. Lol, Oh! And of course music
What artist inspire you
Mac Dre inspired me. Jay-Z influenced me, while Soulja Boy, the Cool Kids along with the pack showed me that it was possible. Young artist are taking over more than ever.
Who would you play you in a movie?
I actually would play myself. Who better other than me?
What’s your current project?
My current project that I’m working on is my third mixtape, Free Candy, which is slated for a summer release. My first single “Dark Knight” is featured on it as well.
Who would you like to do a track with?
There are so many!!!!! Lmfao I would say from 1-10 is Jay-Z, The Cool Kids, Lil Wayne, ASAP Rocky, Rick Ross, Tyga, YG, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill
How did you get started rapping?
I’ve been rapping since elementary school, started taking myself seriously my freshman year of highschool. I recorded my first song in my boy “T-14 garage back in 9th grade. I’ve been focused ever since.
How old were you when you started rapping?
Man I’ve been rapping since as long as I can remember. Rapping old Tupac lyrics in the mirror in elementary school. I wrote my first hot 16 in fifth grade. 10 years old and I had a dream.
What’s your goals in the industry?
Ultimately I just want to provide good music for everyone who is willing to listen, while providing for my family.
What state would you say Hip-hop is in right now?
In my opinion hip-hop is thriving. It’s definitely in a transition stage as far as the old heads accepting the new young sound hip-hop has developed. But overall, hip-hop is just evolving.
How did you come up with the name Flash Paparazzi?
Back in middle school my friends I used to hang out with called me Flash and after that it pretty much stuck with me as an artist. Paparazzi is a metaphor, meaning “raw”, “uncut”, in your face!
What artist would you say do not belong in the industry?
That’s not really for me to say, I just know that I’m here to take over and I’m here to stay.
Where are you from?
I’m from the North side of Vallejo, ca. Home of the late great “Mac Dre” and the ambassador himself E40. The people that are from the bay area are just a totally different breed of people. We’re open-minded & free.
How do you separate yourself from other artist?
The best way I can, being myself. There’s no other way to see it. I pretty much stick to my circle and focus on myself as an artist. I’m still developing and it’s a beautiful thing as an artist.
Who influenced your style?
Style wise, I would have to say no one. I’m a big “Mac Dre” fan, but “the Pack” made me realize that a young kid from the bay can push his music to a whole new level.
What would you say is your most successful moment so far?
My most successful moment as an artist was actually this summer because my song “Dark Knight” is on the hottest radio station in the bay area 106 kmel. I’m proud, hungry and even more focused!
Top 10 greatest artist?
Mac Dre, Tupac, Jay-Z, Biggie, Lil Wayne, Marvin Gaye, Eminem, Ice Cube, 50 cent,kanye west
Top 10 greatest songs?
Wow, that’s hard as hell…Marvin Gaye-Distant Lover, Mary J. Blige-My Life, Jay-Z-Jigga What, Trick Daddy-Nann, Kanye West-Through the Wire, Twista-Slow Jams, Billy Paul-Me & Mrs Jones, Bell Biv Devoe-When Will I see you smile again, Al b. sure-Night & Day, Jaheim-Anything
If you could only have one producer do your whole cd, who would it be?
If I only had one producer, man that’s hard. By default, I would have to go with Dr. Dre but me an my boy Dreamcrack got some fire coming you guys way when my project “Free Candy” drops.
If your life was a song, what would it be?
My life would be called day by day. Or maybe the “High Life”. Either way I’m living my life day by day with the mind of a hippie. I’m living with a free mind; I’m passionate about what I do, Music!