Q: Where did the name Slitty and Slittywrists come from? What is the story behind your stage name?
A: A lot of people ask me where my name came from or tell me that I should change it but I feel it is so fitting to my artistry. One of the main reasons I am called that is to bring awareness to mental health issues and talk about depression in an open way that lets you express that through alternative methods…
A: Puma was amazing, we actually still have projects dropping til this day. The people there are amazing. We had been working there for a while and new opportunities were being presented to us from other brands. We decided to go with ANTA cause they believed in our deco fam squad and wanted the full package, and for us that was important, we’ve been together since high school and who says no to California. 😄😄😄
Q: What do you like most about the Acting side? What do you like most about the music side?
A: I’ve always loved acting ever since I was a kid. Same with singing, i was always the kid singing songs up and down the block, all around the house. It wasn’t until middle school where I started writing poetry. Then in college I started working on my own music.
Q: Who inspires you the most inside and outside the music community?
A: At this very moment, I draw inspiration from Nipsey Hussle and his approach towards the music industry. Especially the fact of how practical he is. His model and his behavior really inspired me to grow my company and scale up in 2019.
Q: What is something you would tell yourself 10 years ago?
A: Something I would tell myself 10 years ago today would be, “WAIT FOR NO ONE! Don’t worry about the time, it’s going to pass anyway. Just do your absolute best, never give up, and the results will show.”
A: I love the feeling of butterflies in my stomach before I step on stage. I get a complete rush when I look around and see my band, all rocking in unison, eyes closed and zoned out while creating one sound, one vibe. But nothing compares to when I am able to connect with someone in the audience. When the music or the words connect with a person and I lock eyes with them and without saying a word, their eyes say it all... they get it.
Q: What is one thing that you struggle with, with your career?
A: I struggle with balancing the work I do and promoting my artwork. As an artist it is of course important to get a body of work completed in a timely manner. With promoting myself, finding venues and events to participate in, is more feasible.
Q: Where did your inspiration come from for your song Talk Facts?
A: With Talk Facts I really wanted to make a feel good song for people. I wanted an anthem that everyone could sing along to. I turn to music to get me through all my emotions whether those emotions are pleasant or not. I wanted this to be the song you put on when you want to be hyped up, when you wanna talk your shit.
Q: When did you know art was going to be a big part of your life?
A: I used to draw and paint my whole childhood. I used to cry and cry because I couldn’t do as good as I wanted to. I actually didn’t start to know that art was going to be a big part of my life till I was about 15, because that’s when I started to be good at it.
Q: What is your favorite piece you created and why?
A: I feel like that’s impossible to say. I love my paintings, all of them, and some definitely more than others. The pieces I thought I loved the most have been sold to happy buyers, and I go home and create more pieces that I love. It’s like a cycle. A way that I’m able to leave my love in the world.
Q: What is one thing you would want the public to know about yourself?
A: I would want them to know that I mix & record my music in my house I don’t go to the studio and if you an aspiring artist don’t be afraid to learn how to do things on your own you’ll get better at your craft and you’ll save big bucks. Also don’t be sleeping on me these next couple months gonna be MAJOR, all ima say.
Q: If you could work with anybody who would you work with and why?
A:To be honest I just want to work with my brothers & a slight few other artist in the city (Providence) who I f*** with on a personal level as well. We started this together so we’re going to come up together I stand on that facts.
This EP features A.L.I.E.N Entertainment’s Chef Dog and Kreim
Out in Space touches on the goal and achievements that are made with money, music, and even the blessings we are given. Keeping true to the name, Chef Dog is always cheffing up new music.
No Rush definitely has the beat to bump to. No Rush achieves a steady, smooth vibe with emphasis on chilling and there being no rush to sex or anything else. If one were to finally be comfortable there are many things that can happen just going with the flow.
Q:What is your preferred genre of music to create? What is your preferred genre of music when not creating music?
A: My preferred genre of music to create is definitely Hip-Hop hands down. When I’m not creating music, I still listen to Hip-Hop, but I tend to listen to more R&B now because that’s my girlfriends’ choice of genre.
Q: What is your preferred genre of music? What is your preferred genre of music when not preforming?
A: Hip Hop/ Rap. I do like making alternative music but have not preformed it yet. It would be cool if I could preform with a band.
Q: When did you know that music was going to be a factor in your life?
A: When I released a mixtape my senior year of high school, Its Been a Ruff Week, that's when I knew that I wanted to create therapeutic music, for the rest of my life. With music I want to help people, especially the youth through their personal struggles.
I’ve always used to draw when I was a kid. I remember my 3rd grade teacher giving my art focused assignments during class projects. My dad would also teach me how to write in bubble letters when I was in middle school. I didn’t realize it was going to be a huge part of my life until I my sophomore year of high school. I started studying street art and graffit and experimenting with spray paint.
Q: What made the guitar your instrument of choice?
A:The piano is actually my first instrument of choice, but the guitar is so on the go and has been part of my vision of me on stage since I was about 8-9. I really feel the guitar in my body when I get into it. I want I people to feel as close to what I feel as they can when they watch me play so I’ve been making it part of my identity as an artist.
Wayne for his ability to come off the top of the dome (like Jay Z) and deliver those heavy punchlines so creatively and effortless. Jay for his ability to tell his story so differently every time and educate so creatively with his lyricism. A Boogie because he’s good with switching things up and he is a great lyricist. Wale for his poetic, smooth delivery and word play.