Fred King, professionally known as MusicSnake, is an independent California-based rapper and producer. Today he answers our quick-fire questions exclusively to Muzique.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I was born in Belarus and when I was 10 years old I bought the “All We Got Iz Us” tape by Onyx. It sounded completely different and new. And it was the moment when I got inspired and started trying to rap myself.
I used a tape recorder and recorded my first demos. The demos were terrible, but I enjoyed the process. I spent hours practicing and recording and I think at that moment in my life I realized that I wanted to pursue a career as a hip-hop artist.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
My style is a puzzle of different pieces taken from random cultures. As an immigrant who speaks multiple languages, I enjoy exploring the international music scene. At the same time, I follow the industry here in the US. I really love Erykah Badu, Eminem, the Beatles, Alyona Alyona, and Limp Bizkit. These artists inspired me and influenced my style.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
One of my greatest challenges is to stay focused and finish all the scheduled projects before the deadlines. There are so many things distracting me, but day by day I am becoming more organized and productive. I use various productivity tools, I put even the smallest things on the calendar and I am very serious about my work-life balance.
What are your plans for the near future?
In 2023 I plan to release a new album called “Dots”. The album will include multiple important topics such as the war in Ukraine, immigration, and the pandemic. At the same time, I also plan to include songs dedicated to my wife and daughter. The whole process takes a lot of time and effort, but I’m excited.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
The concept for my next album “Dots” is simple – people use dots to show the density of a particular phenomenon in an area. And as someone who lived in different countries and cities, I want to translate my multicultural experience into “dots” through my songs. Each dot represents a story tied to a particular geographical location.
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Listen to LP ‘By’: https://lnk.to/musicsnake-lp-by