Getting an interview with one of my favourite artists out at the moment is quite the thrill. Lord Apex currently has 3 projects in his discography and we’re gearing up to the release of his 4th entitled: “Hyoko Meiso (elevation/meditation)” for a release at somepoint in 2015. Lord Apex talks about the new project; his process behind making records, his love for anime and Kung-Fu, how Madvillainy impacted him and more.
1) What’s your approach and creative process towards each project?
Lord Apex: Right now I make sure I keep the process of creating songs in its purest form, usually when im in a peaceful state alone with a couple of joints or sumn, I play through a few beats till one captures me, choosing beats is such a hard task because each one I hear but I’m always out for that one that has that difference that I can feel through the sound waves.
My next project entitled “hyoko meiso (elevation/meditation)” is more of a project which has all over chill sense to it. its been a journey while making it, it really describes my last few months on earth as a British rapper who loves to smoke.
2) What made you want to use the free associative style
that you use to communicate your rap lyrics instead of the common narrative driven style?
3) New artists you’ve been listening into/what you like about
their music? + 4) How do you feel about the UK rap scene and where can you see it heading?
Lord Apex: In terms of the rappers been listening to i just fuck with mostly the homies on soundcloud its like a big unit because we all work together but its more than just collaborating because we all helping each other achieve dreams.
To be honest though i don’t listen to a lot of British music because all the rappers that will change peoples views on British rap are on soundcloud so that’s my home for music.
Lord Apex: To anyone reading i just wanna say i appreciate you for being a part of my existence, do what you want and ignore clouded judgement which usually comes from them closed-minded people out there. Don’t ever let someone tell you something you believe in is wrong, questions and life is all perspective and the best part about is there’s 7 billion different ones but no ones else can see through your perspective on life. Smile whenever you can, compliment random people you walk past on the road you might just make their day. keep living life a free as possible and don’t let all these man-made restrictions hold you back.
6) What’s next for Lord Apex?
Lord Apex: Whats next for me is more focus on visuals, i study media so filming and documenting things is like a second passions, i like to design clothes, i get a lot of inspiration from animes because they have such different small details which i always find interesting. I think not to think about the future too much though, Although ive got this whole planned out music wise, i like to just live life as everything comes n go with the flow of things to keep the aura pure.
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