According to the Artist known as “Lokye” “Music is an art. Each and every sound is a stroke placed perfectly on a canvas. Paint your own path and walk
According to the Artist known as “Lokye” “Music is an art. Each and every sound is a stroke placed perfectly on a canvas. Paint your own path and walk into the future. The best stories are true just a glimpse into ones’ mind so here you go.
Most people would call Lokye weird but if you listen to him you will realize that this weirdness is actually a genius in disguise. He come through to you with what he calls abstract hip hop. And indeed it is abstract, different, intriquing but most of all exciting.
He will be releasing his Album on all streaming platforms by December 29th, 2018. Meanwhile enjoy the abstract interview with him below:
Q: Can you please tell our readers your real name as well as your stage name?
A: My name is Brian H Newman aka Lokye aka wavyspice
Q: Where are you from and Where were you based?
A: I’m originally from NYC upper east side Neighborhood called Yorkvill. I currently live in Detroit where the rent is low and the space is vast. I have been In Detroit 10 years now and I’ve seen so much changes.
Q: At What age did you start making music?
A: I started making music when I started getting high at around 15. I didn’t get very serious until about 2012, 2013 which is when I began to do shows regularly and focused more on my delivery and the content and meaning of what I was trying to say.
Q: What genre of music do you love? Or what genre would you consider yourself?
(e.g- Rock? Blues? Hip-Hop? RnB?)
A: I make very real music to myself and for the Listeners, the story is very onnist, the sound is relaxing. I call it Abstract hip hop, surrealist Music. Music that plays on dreams and obscure stories.
I love golden age hip hop. Nas, Biggie, 2pac, Mo’s def, fugues, big L, red hot chilly peppers, the Beatles, I love it all. .
Q: Tell us about your latest track or Video ( what is it all about)–Please explain the concept or message behind it:
A: My Latest Video is Color Coated. This Album has been first dropped with a visual for the whole project. This visual takes place after a WE!RDOZ Bday at the strip club. I came home and got to painting. Also the album is about exploration, mixing fun with knowledge.
Q: Who wrote it?
A:. I wrote this piece of work and Dusty Fingerz made most of the beats. It was also a pleasure to work with PZA and Eddie Logix. Their production on PZA skirt and all or nothing did a lot for the tape.
Q: What inspired you to write this new track
A Since my last album I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go. I’m a visual artist and I consider everything I do as art. I wanted to figure out how to translate that better while still having fun and not losing authenticity. Took a while of soaking in inspiration from all over. A big inspiration happened in summer 2018 in LA. All I can say is life is crazy.
Q: Where do you get your musical inspiration?
A: My inspiration to create work comes from the greats. Queen, the Beatles, Michal Jackson, as well as painters like Jackson Polic or Vincent Van Gogh
Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to perform with?
A: If I had a chance to perform with anyone hmmm I would do under the bridge with Red hot chilly peppers that would be insane if I got to sing it with them. Or under pressure with queen and David Bowie
Q: Where can fans find you? List all your social media links