WHOTFISMAR is the definition of quality over quantity with only 9 tracks under his belt, I can guarantee you that they are all hits. While carrying his city on his back, he is sure enough to be the next to come out of New Orleans with his different sound.
How old are and where are you from?
23 years old from New Orleans, LA.
Have your surroundings shaped you in a creative sense and in what way?
I feel like honestly, my surroundings haven’t totally affected me creatively. In the sense that coming from New Orleans, there’s always been a certain sound/flow associated with the city. That of Wayne, BG, Soulja Slim, etc. My sound, in general, is so far off from that, you probably wouldn’t think I was from New Orleans first if you didn’t hear my speaking voice. In terms of my less “conscious” songs, I believe my area has definitely shaped that because you have to move a certain way being from here. No matter what you do, it’s dangerous just to live. That street smart/hustle comes from the OGs and hustlers my family consists of. No matter how far off my brain is from my city, I’m reminded daily this is where I’m from.
When did you get into making music? How have things changed since you first started up to now?
Basically, music has been apart of my life. I haven’t always done my own music, but it’s always been around. My mom is a singer, so I grew up hearing a beautiful voice through the halls all day. She actually turned down 3 deals, because they were 360s. It was cool being able to see that as a child. I continued being tied to music by being an artist manager/videographer from 2016 to late 2018. I’ve been making and dropping my own sounds for a year now. Things changed drastically because I felt the shift of energy into this being what I was born to do. My confidence has grown through the roof and writing has given me the chance to talk. I never used to know how to express myself, since I started writing I’m way better in my everyday life communication and emotions.
How would you describe your style?
If I had to describe my style I’d first call myself a singer. Cause that’s what I really am, even though most of my tracks are rap. It’s experimental. I’d definitely call my music “experimental” as well as prophetic because even in songs that are lit or turnt, they still contain strong messages, that I hope people really catch. I’m wavy, spaced out, “high music” mixed with conscious/always a dose of that real street knowledge.
Outside of music, what keeps you busy?
Outside of music I really do a lot that came before I started music. Like photography and videos. I completely edited my second music video and did SFX for my first. I also do graphic design, all of my cover arts have been made by me. The main thing I’m doing now is studying more about the behind the scenes “manager” type of work. But it all ties into music, like I said I can literally feel now that this is my calling. Everything I do, even unintentionally, always ties back to music.
Anything in the works for 2021? Any collabs or projects that you are currently working on?
A lot is in the works for 2021, because everything that dropped in 2020 came from 2018/2019 so I’m still trying to catch up to what’s been written and what’s been recorded but not dropped. I have my debut mixtape that’s gonna come out first quarter titled “Wake Up! You’re Dead!” I know that’s gonna make my name and sound bubble, as it should. I also have a collab tape with my cousin coming out in the summer, no title yet but he’s the only one I’ve ever collabed with. I don’t know if it’s a family connection but we mesh so well! But the one I’m most excited about is my singing project, also no title yet. But like I said I’m a singer so this project is really gonna separate me from any artist ever, really. But I have so much to catch up to man. I have 435 notes on this phone alone ALL WRITTEN SONGS. Some unfinished but still. A folder of 76 songs DONE ready to record. A folder of 20 recorded ready to drop. Let that speak for itself. And I’m still writing to new beats daily. I’m also working on a short film as well, don’t have a name for it but it’s currently in the writing stage. It’s something new to me, but I’m trying to break from just videographer to film maker.
Where do you see yourself this time next year?
This time next year I honestly see myself moved out of Louisiana. People die here on a daily from hatred and gunplay. I’m already so different than anybody where I’m from and I’m surely making it out, that’s something they don’t wanna see. I see myself moved out due to my success in music though, this material I have is undeniable. I see myself doing some type of event in my city though to actually do something for the underdogs, no politics, no “let my friends perform even though they suck” no clout, just real shit for the real people.
What is the most important thing you want listeners to take from your music?
The most important and only thing I ask my listeners. is to really listen and take in what’s being said. I already have songs out that contain prophetic knowledge. The real listeners catch it and realize it’s something big being spoken. Even in my lit songs like I said above there’s a message, just listen. I can guarantee if anybody actually listens to my music. They’re gonna know I’m a serious problem. Just from wordplay, double entendres, and metaphors. Being knowledgeable on not only real things but pop culture as well has helped me make some crazy references. But if you don’t know about a certain subject you wouldn’t get it. But if you know, you know.