I firstly want to introduce this artist as someone who can deliver the realness within his music, adopting the Boom Bap style to create a unique sound. PLAY is a lyricist and musician from Suffolk, Virginia US. Infusing live instrumentation production with raw wordplay, illustrates his sounds authenticity. Comparisons in style to a few up and coming artists such as Atlas and Sincere 616 who in my eyes are the leaders in the underground for real hip-hop inspired music.
Play shows his gift for bars and flow in his 'it aint worth it' track ft. cvmquest. Yet he can then switch up the tempo to a smooth Hip Hop piece with the inclusion of some nice Future beats with 'no connections'. Play is a part of the future of Hip-Hop which is being birthed where artists infuse more soul and jazz into their music.
TREEHOUSE: Introduce yourself, and where you are from?
PLAY: My name is Christian but my homie gave me the name "play" so I ran with it and I was born in Hawaii but i reside in Suffolk,Virginia.
TREEHOUSE: When did you start making music?
PLAY: I been making music since middle school man but I was terrible at that time and I didn't gain any skill for real until high school. That's when i started feeling myself.
TREEHOUSE: What kind of sound would you say you have?
PLAY: My sound really has no label its just however I feel ya know.
TREEHOUSE: Favourite place in the world?
PLAY: I haven't been to many places but Atlanta is pretty cool.
TREEHOUSE: What do you think is more important, Money or Happiness?
PLAY: Man it's all about the money! Nah i'm playing its about happiness in the long run and what makes you happy can hopefully make you wealthy.
TREEHOUSE: What's one thing on your bucket list?
PLAY: To sell out shows in different countries other than the US.
TREEHOUSE: Favourite track right now?
PLAY: I couldn't even tell you I run across so many on soundcloud. If you go to my playlist on my page those are some songs that i rock with.
TREEHOUSE: One instrument you wish you could play?
PLAY: Piano, straight up. The guitar is cool too.
TREEHOUSE: Where would you want to do your first show overseas?
PLAY: Umm, England because me and the group that I'm in have fans out there. The group that I'm apart of is called "BreezePark" which can be found at www.soundcloud.com/breezeparkfm
TREEHOUSE: Who are your influences?
PLAY: Life around me itself has influences everywhere man.
TREEHOUSE: Other passions beside music?
PLAY: Photography is what i'm into also. I've done a little sum sum with it[laughs]
TREEHOUSE: What can you tell us about future projects?
PLAY: Can't say exactly but before any projects come more music will be flying at you until then for sure.
TREEHOUSE: Who would you love to work with dead or alive?
PLAY: Lemme get that feature with Tupac man I know he still alive lmao.
Make sure you go check out PLAY & BreezePark, and listen to STRANGER EP.
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