I grew up listening to Magic Mike so interviewing him was a career high point. He talks about getting back to his DJing roots, the evolution of bass music, and bumping Lupe Fiasco.
What have you been up to lately?
Where do I start? I started working on a new CD. I started on that about March of this year. I’ve just been taking my time with it and getting my ideas together. I’m also still DJing – just traveling the world and playing music.
After all these years, and platinum status, what makes you stay in the music business?
I guess it’s simple – I love it. I love it now because I can pretty much do what I want to do and I have no bosses. I don’t have anybody telling me what I can do and what I can’t do. Especially with DJing, it’s an immediate gratification. DJing has always been my first love anyway. It’s kind of cool to always go back to that as my base. Read more…
Interview with Sean Kingston prior to his worldwide fame. He tells the story of how he was discovered on Myspace.
Describe your style of music.
I’d say it’s a little bit of reggae and a little bit of rap – you know, international.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music since the age of 8. It’s something that has always been a part of me. I wrote my first song when I was 9 and I took it from there.
Did you always want to be a musician or is there something else you wanted to do?
It was always music. Growing up, I wasn’t like the regular teenager. I wasn’t really interested in going to the movies or playing video games. I was always a music head. I would come home from school, do my homework, and write a new song. That’s what I wanted to do since infinity. My grandfather was a big producer in Jamaica. He did a lot of memorable stuff. He passed away the other day but he’s very big in the reggae culture. It’s been a part of me growing up. Read more…