Caye Interview

Hip-hop has recently surpassed rock as the most popular genre in the world! However, one trending rapper sees that there is more of a fluidity between genres. Caye is a Boston native attending USC, with just ridiculous flow. We had a chance to talk and the interview is below!

For people who have never heard of you, how would you describe your sound?
My music is a culmination of all the different genres I have practiced in my lifetime. Right now, the main genre is Hip Hop, but you can pick up on Reggae, Jazz and pop elements.

Can you talk to me about your most recent single, LA Life?
LA Life is the first single I released that I didn’t produce myself. I moved out to LA last August to attend school at USC and was inspired by my new environment. The up-tempo groove of the beat reflects the happy lifestyle of LA. 

What is it like balancing college and your budding music career?
Balancing college and music is definitely tough, but I have been balancing school and music my entire life. Now that the business side of music is starting to take off and music is becoming a full time career, it has been a bit harder to balance with school. I have had to switch to part time and schedule a lesser workload for the coming semester in order to keep up with music.

Which song is most important to you? Why?
This is a very tough question but I would have to say an unreleased song. The lyrics for that song are very personal of my life growing up, almost to the point where I feel slightly uncomfortable when certain people listen because I might not have shared that part of my life with them if not for the music.

What is your plan for the rest of the year?
Right now, my producer and I are finishing up our debut album. We have many singles and music videos on the way and possibly a coma remix. Besides that I will be playing as many shows as possible while still going to college for another semester.

If you’re trapped on a deserted island, what three things do you bring with you?
I would bring my steel drum, a piano and a friend. I write a lot of my songs on the piano and Steel drums are my favorite instrument, besides my voice. I would bring a friend with me so we could make music together.

Anything else you’d like to add?
I would like to add that I don’t call myself a rapper. I would not want to box myself into being just a rapper. One of my goals is to expose people who might only listen to one genre of music to other genres. For example, if someone only listens to hip hop, I want to make a hip hop/ reggae song to introduce them to reggae music, or vice versa.

 

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