Interview: NSpire on his life, inspiration, mixtapes and more [Interview][Exclusive][@iamnspire]
Tell us a little bit about yourself…
Jerome Chavez (NSpire) born 1989 in a small town of Santa Fe, NM.
How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place?
I have been writing poetry since 7 years old and songs since 13yrs old. Writing poetry was a way to silence domestic disturbances. 2011 is when i started actually branding myself.
What made you choose the name?
I started with the name of JRome but as i realized my purpose and what i wanted to do in music i changed to NSpire. I want to NSpire people through my music, like music NSpire me.
What, if any, are the main influences for you when writing your music?
The ability to touch people and change minds and hearts to be NSpired.
At what age did you first decide to make Rap music?
13 yrs old
In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?
Kendrick Lamar, for his ability to touch people and hit on topics that many avoid. Also, he has been diverse in his beat selection and is creative on his writing approach.
What is the main theme behind your current release?
“Suited Worthy”(mixtape) dropping Nov. 4th 2016 is my 3rd upcoming mixtape that expresses the struggles hardships and the glory that have made me suited worthy for success.
How long have you been working on your current project?
Do you make your own beats and write your own lyrics? If yes what software or equipment do you prefer using? If you don’t do any of this by yourself, how do you get this done?
I would like to get into production but limited time has me working with producers that are independent to others that are signed to Major labels. I do write all lyrics.
Have you performed at many live shows and what kind of a reaction do you get?
Yes, usually a good show with engaged and tuned in crowd.
Have you been on any live radio shows and what do you prefer, radio or live on stage?
I have not been on radio. And I enjoy the stage more.
What aspect of the music making process excites you most, and what aspect discourages you the most?
All aspects of music excite me from writing, studio to performing. The “industry” and business side can be difficult and stressful, which is my least favorite aspect of music.
How important do you think video is to your music, and how do you produce your videos?
Video is very important as it gives the listener a vivid image to visualize the meaning of that record.
Have you got any videos on-line i.e YouTube, Vimeo etc?
What are the plans for the future?
Dropping 3rd mixtape Nov. 4th and 4th mixtape next year followed by my first album.
Thanks for your time, is there anyone you would like to shout out?
Black Budget for this interview. Also like to thank everyone who is a fan, listener and everyone that takes there time out to appreciate my art and craft.
Do you have any gigs coming up – if so when and where?
Currently i am taking time off performing to focus on production and the creative process. I will get back on shows after Nov. 4th
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