Exclusive Interview with Pricky Icky
"I’ve always found that media interesting and passion should be an essential part of life."
1. How long have you been in the music industry and has music always been a part of your life?
I’ve been in the industry for about 2 years now but music has always been a part of my life from a very early age. At age 11, I’ve already been rhyming.
2. Was there a specific moment in your life where you thought, “music is what I want to do”?
I was in the sixth grade, during our lunch period everyone would huddle up and spit their bars and I was never a part of it .I was too scared. Well, this one particular time a friend who always liked to rhyme noticed me jotting lines down in my note pad and he asked me to rap it. I did and he literally pulled me to the middle of that cypher and told me to spit what I just wrote to him. I did and the entire school went nuts! I remember thinking to myself, “WOW this is it! I want to do this forever.” That feeling was amazing. It’s a high that every rapper/musician is a addicted to.
3. What inspires you (or your music)?
Everyone lives in a bubble. Everybody is so distant. Music is a universal language your ears will never lie to you because it knows what it likes and dislikes. That’s why the most talented artists usually have a message they want to get across and if you’re a good enough artist you will eventually influence the way people think.
4. Who’s on your iTunes playlist?’
WOW! Where do I start? I got some Bone Thugs n Harmony, Tupac, NWA… I got some Michael Jackson, Prince, a little Bob Marley, some old school Lil Wayne, T.I., Eminem, Biggie and of course the one and only Prizzy Icky man. I can go on and on. My playlist is all over the place LOL
5. The project you are currently promoting, how did the idea for it come about?
I was up late one night just lying in bed watching the game… you know just vibing out and i was thinking about all the artists out there the good, the bad, and the ugly. And I remember saying -- “Damn man, I’m like a little needle in a haystack” and BAM! That was the EP.
6. There are thousands of artists trying to do what you are doing, what do you think gives you an advantage to break into mainstream America?
By being myself… I figured that was the key for me. There’s no one else like me out there.
7. I’ve heard your latest music and it’s amazing! I can definitely tell your sound has evolved over the past few years from previous songs we’ve heard from you online. What are your thoughts on the evolution of an artist and the evolution of music today?
The hip hop game is similar to a sports league. As a great player, you must continue to develop your craft and to get better doing music is no different. You can tell the ones who are actually putting time into their art and you can tell the ones who are destined to flop. So in my opinion, an artist must have that changing point in his or her career.
8. Do you have other passions in life? Do you believe passion is an essential part of success?
I think it would be pretty cool to get into some acting. I’ve always found that media interesting and passion should be an essential part of life. That doesn’t mean that it always is but nine times out of 10, the ones that are doing what they love are excited about life and the joys it can bring. It is so cliché but it’s real. You should really do what your heart desires and become the best version of yourself.
9. With your current success and working with a renowned PR firm such as Starlight PR, What advice would you give to someone just starting out in his or her career who doesn't even have a studio to record but would love to do what you are doing now?
Nike has the motto “Just do it” for a reason because it’s so true. You have to just do it farther. Time waits for no man or woman. The time you’re wasting thinking about what to do is the time you could be making your next hit so just get out there.
10. Where can potential fans find out more about you?
Or simply just Google me!