It doesn’t bother me, I’m looking to grow and let people know me, to be able to live from this little by little. I’ve come out of freestyle and people know me for that. The most beautiful thing is to make a project with passion, beyond how many people listen to it. It’s a matter of patience, I trust myself, there are people who listen to me and I’m grateful. If there are people who are known for x reasons, they earned it in their own way, I don’t have any problem, it doesn’t sting or bother me.
Have you been tempted to do reggaeton?
I don’t see myself doing reggaeton, I think I don’t fit in. I don’t see anything wrong with it, but if you’re just doing it for the recognition, it’s not a good thing. Eye, it has happened to me, once I showed some demos and they told me to direct it for reggaeton, I stayed the entire meeting, but I knew I was never going to go back there again. I’m not passionate, I want to be free.
Have you thought about getting away from the battles and dedicating yourself completely to your solo career in Argentina?
I like the competition, it’s different from a concert when you’re with a band. I want to keep competing, keep rapping,
I don’t have a retirement date or anything. I’m calm, trying to take things easy in doing both. I know there are people who trust me.
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What do you think Peruvian rap lacks to have an exponent at the level of Canserbero in Venezuela or Residente in Puerto Rico?
We have Norick and Rapper School, but at the Canserbero or Residente level, we don’t have. There is a lot of talent, I think
lack of union in the independent scene. I was in Buenos Aires, every day there were concerts and everyone was full, they have a great musical culture; there people feel devotion to the Argentine artist, here it is different. Gian Marco is the only Peruvian artist who can make a stadium, in Argentina there are 20 artists who can fill stadiums. In Peru, people are not used to paying for a musical show, there is still a youth scene that is growing. But now Argentina is dominating the music industry.
Is this why you are going to Argentina?
That’s not necessarily why. I’m going because I want a change of scenery, I’ve always had that curiosity of going to live in another country. I love Argentina, but I’m going to miss Peru, I’m still going to keep coming here. What happens is that
I am working with an Argentine producer, Nicolás Btesh. Yes, I’m going to do my solo career there. I’m going to compose and record there. I also want to study music production professionally.
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Recently, your colleague Jota Shoy premiered a song with reality boy Jota Benz. Would you also be willing to collaborate with a reality boy who is dedicated to the urban genre?
If I make a song with someone it has to be my friend or (I must) admire what they do. If I don’t like his music, I wouldn’t do it. I don’t really know who the reality boys are, I don’t know them.
Who would you like to do a collaboration with?
From Peru I would like Laguna Pai and Kanaku and El Tigre, and dreaming it would be with Jorge Drexler, a Uruguayan artist.
What do you want to achieve with your music?
I want to play live everywhere, put out records, express myself and be honest.
That I do so well in music that I don’t want to stop doing it. With my fans, that they can escape from reality and enjoy a show of different genres, that makes them happy to listen to me.
What other projects are coming up for this year?
We’ve been out on a number of
Star+, what It’s called “The Heir: The Freestyle Dynasty”It is a strong project, a reality show that is going to be very good. It is not armed. It was a super experience and it’s amazing. In 2021 we recorded the first season and this year we are supposed to record the second.