Friday, November 18, 2011

Exclusive Interview : Lakim .Runaway Owl's Society exclusive

Interview by Mr.Owl 






 I am proud to present this dope producer , skillful beat maker, genius loop digger : LAKIM
 Enjoy the interview and listen to is music, peace!


                                                                              Mr.Owl 






  1.(Mr .Owl) Would you please give a quick introduction of yourself for people who don't know you.

 (Lakim) (LALALALA) LAKIM. (434) | (804). Maker of B E E T S . Survivor of sorts. Chillest of chill. Master of gookery. Specialist of SWΔG. 


  2.How your career started and did you start with music?

 I've been surrounded by music my entire life. My father is a producer so I own a great deal to him for giving me my start. My grandfather was a disc jockey on our local radio station for 20+ years. I was a rapper first. I, like most producers, started out rapping. I wrote my first rap at age 9 or 10.  I was in a group called BLACC up until 2009, doing beats and rapping. I eventually grew tired of rapping altogether and ended up just sticking with the beats. Still cool with everyone who was in our group. A reunion could be possible in the near future.


  3.How and when did you start to work with Jéan P?

 I've been surrounded by music my entire life. My father is a producer so I own a great deal to him for giving me my start. My grandfather was a disc jockey on our local radio station for 20+ years. I was a rapper first. I, like most producers, started out rapping. I wrote my first rap at age 9 or 10.  I was in a group called BLACC up until 2009, doing beats and rapping. I eventually grew tired of rapping altogether and ended up just sticking with the beats. Still cool with everyone who was in our group. A reunion could be possible in the near future.


  4.What are your future project and what can we expect for 2011- 2012 ?

 I'm doing work on a bunch of projects at the moment. I just finished up a collaborative album with my man from Chicago, rapper Brotha Gif. It still doesn't have a name or a release date yet. I'm also in the midst of finishing a collaborative instrumental LP with one of my homies Professa. That guy is serious business (LOOK HIM UP). Then, I'm working on a sequel to "Angels With Filthy Souls" and the last of the "Project Mercury" series. I'm also in works to put out a project for the Soul Dojo but nothing is set in stone as of right now.

 Opposites Attract.dropping 11/22/11.



  5.What about touring, do you plan to do a tour outside the states, or maybe even over seas?

If people are willing to book me, then touring is a possibility. I've just gotten into doing live beat sets for people and they seem to enjoy when I do them. It's funny because the majority of my fan base comes from overseas. That would be a blessing for me to fly out somewhere and do a show.


  6.Who are your role model?

 I would have to say my father. He was the one who introduced me to the producing aspect of hip-hop. I can't thank him enough for doing that. It's because of him I'm able to display my talents for others to see. 


  7.Who and what are your  inspiration to making music?

 I'd have to say my beat-making peers (too many to name) are the ones who provide me with most of my inspiration these days. It's gotten to the point where I don't like listening to rap because I'm more interested in the beat itself. Shout outs to everyone that's a part of the SoundCloud community as well. I've found a lot of dope people on there that make really great music. However, if I am in the mood for listening to some rap, it's usually A Tribe Called Quest, Little Brother, or Kendrick Lamar. Nothing touches their excellence. 


  8.What have been the ups and downs since you started making music?

 My up and downs have been related to my personal life more than anything that has to do with my music. Some people know about it. Most people don't. I'll just continue to leave it at that. 


  9.What's the meanest thing ever said to you before during or after a gig?

 Nothing to be honest with you. I'm a relatively nice person. I don't wish ill wills unless they are deserved. Every time I've ever had a show, I've received nothing but love from everyone there. Maybe I'll have one of those moments in the future. Who knows? 


  10.What was the first lp/cd/cassette and or mixtape you ever bought with your own money?

 The first album I ever bought with my own money was Common's "Like Water For Chocolate" and I bought it on cassette. I caught the last wind of the cassette tape era before everyone fled to CDs. I did tons of leave-racking to get that shit. It still is one of my favorite albums to this day. 


  11.How do you spoil yourself?

 Video games. Just in the past month, I've bought five new games for my PS3 and have played all of them. This obsession goes all the way back to my childhood. I've owned just about every video gaming system since the Super Nintendo came out. It's serious business for me and my close friends


  12.Talk about your home town ?

 Lynchburg, VA is the birthplace. Aside from the six colleges that are here, there really isn't much else for younger people to do. Most people I know attend house parties and frequently visit Wal-Mart at the late hour because of no after hour activities. It's probably the main reason why I'm a quasi-hermit and why I only have a close circle of friends that I choose to hang out with. It's probably known mostly for Liberty University (I DISLIKE JERRY FALWELL AND HIS FAMILY ALOT). If I ever do get to the status I hope to, I'm gonna do as much for my city as I can because there is tons of untapped talents here that needs to be heard.


  13.Who's been supporting you and your career? 

 Most of my support either comes from the West Coast (Extra BIG UPS to my California peoples) and places overseas like the UK and France. As long as people like and listen to the music I make, I'll continue to put more out. The base is growing bigger with every release.


  14.What do you think his overrated in the rap game?

 There are a lot of things that are really overrated in rap at the moment. The biggest to me is what I would call Swag Rap. There is so much of that out these days. So many people are rapping about their money, their appearance, and their material wealth that it's hard for me to differentiate between artists anymore. There isn't any originality on the mainstream level anymore. If I ever turn on the radio, which is rare, it's sounds like one 20 minute song on an endless loop. 


  15.Who would be your ideal diner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them + what music would you play?

 I'd probably invite Roger Linn to have some La Carreta with me and play him some "Midnight Marauders". He HAS to have the Burrito Grande with the cheese dip and shrimp. God-like epicness. 


  16.Thank you for taking the time out to speak to us any final words, and or shout outs you wanna give?

 Shouts to you for this interview. Big ups to everyone (again, too many to name) who has supported me up until this point. Much more material is on the way. Opposites Attract. 11/22/11.


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Many thanks to Lakim for the time he give me .
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2 comments:

  1. One of my biggest inspirations.

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  2. Thks for your comments queenofex

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