How did you come by your stage name?
I named myself B-Funk because I wanted to get back to why I enjoyed creating music. I wanted my name to stand out. The “B” in my name is a substitution for my actual name. The “Funk” is a tribute to my main favorite genre of music.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
My parents would throw house parties in our house in Los Angeles. I was a child playing around on my auntie’s piano. I think that was what sparked an interest in playing an instrument. Then, in 2006, I was introduced to Fruity Loops, but I didn’t care for it because I was concentrating on school. Fast forward a couple of years later in 2008, I got a laptop with Fruity Loops and played around with the program. Then I was like “these sounds sound great. Let me actually try to do this”. Since that year, I’ve just been taking it seriously.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I got my style mainly from Zapp and Roger, Cameo, E40, Ice Cube, Dam-Funk, Too Short, Boosie, and a lot of others.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I released my album Cosmos last November. It’s the finale in a trio of projects starting with my EP Tha Lift Off. I wanted to capture the sound of those projects and evolve those sounds to the best of my ability if that makes sense. The album was supposed to be fourteen tracks. Then it became sixteen. Finally, it became eighteen. If I would have kept going, it probably would have been around twenty-four tracks total.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
My greatest challenge, as of now, is trying to figure out more business moves. How to market to my audience and promote effectively. My greatest attribute is my work ethic. I work every day. Even on my off days. I’m, constantly, improving my sound.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I’m the best to me. I’m not in competition with anyone but myself. You will never catch me in competition with anyone. I’m really strict about that.
What are your plans for the near future?
I plan to concentrate more on the business side of music this year. I’m going to release a project sometime in the summer.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Thank you to KARMAA for believing in everything that I want to do. Shout out to War Stories Radio Live. Shout out to Dasmonique. Shout out to OUT THE BOX. Most importantly, shout out to everyone that supports me.
How can fans find you?
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
KARMAA, Dasmonique, Drakeo The Ruler, DB Boutabag, and Dam-Funk