Today we have been able to get an interview of CP4 The Rapper. We did manage to have answers to our questions regarding his music and his point of view about the music industry.
Q. What are your influences in music?
A. To be able to express myself in any way I can for the world could hear me.
Q. For how long have you been doing music? What was your trigger to start being an artist and doing music?
A. I been doing music for 7 years now. It was a passion somewhere inside of me that inspired me to do it. Not only that I always had an ear for it, each time I listen to music, especially my favorite songs, I felt the vibe more to wanting to pursue it.
Q. Who produces your music?
A. So far there's no one that produces it. I handle everything on that standpoint.
Q. What kind of instrumental do you like the most?
A. Of course being a rap artist, I guess I want to say the rap instrumentals. What goes along with that is, I relate to anything I can write to or sometimes I might have lyrics for unknown instrumentals, therefore any instrumentals that can relate to those actual lyrics. The main ones are the instrumentals that you can be lyrical.
Q. Which instrument would you like to learn in the coming year?
A. If I had to pick, it would be either the piano or the drums. I had thoughts on the saxophone, but my main choices are the piano or the drums. Out of all of the instruments, I always had a strong passion for those. My top choice I think would be the drums.
Q. If you could pick an artist for a featuring today, who would you pick ? (with an unlimited budget)
A. I’m always open to do a feature with anyone. My selections that I would decide on would be one of my favorite artists. Out of the females: either Rapsody, Lauryn Hill, SZA, Jhene Aiko, Rihanna, or Nicki Minaj. Out of the males: either one of the rap artists in TDE, DMX, Common, or Kanye West. Definitely I would choose Kanye West.
Q. Several famous artists say they write their own lyrics while instead we notice that they are helped by ghostwriters.
As an artist which place do you give in writing texts and being the interpret?
A. Coming from me, a person like myself that writes my own lyrics, I think if a person gets helped is alright to an extent. If one or two songs throughout the mixtape/album gets looked over, then it’s just a regular observation. But if almost every songs throughout the mixtape/album get written for, then that artist should get less of lyric apprenticeship because it takes away the generic of being an artist.
Q. How many music videos would you like to do for your project? Do you think that artists must do a lot of music videos per project to stay relevant in the music industry?
A. I did 2 so far, I'm looking at maybe doing 3 or 4 more. By choice I would say yes for the anticipation. But through their circumstance it depends on the impact of their album. If their album is not reaching a high recognition like it should, then more music videos might help raise the bar. If their album is reaching a high recognition, they might not even need many music videos unless otherwise.
Q. Do you have some places in mind to do your next music videos after the pandemic?
A. Not sure of any places specifically, but any place that I come across that captures my mind.
Q. What are your wishes for 2021?
A. To have a better year than I did from year 2020. Everything I do, just keep raising the bar hopefully accomplish more. Hope the best for everyone else to live on upon getting through the pandemic. Praying for the pandemic to be over so everyone could live happily ever after. As far as music, hopefully go mainstream, if not, at least a high prospect underground artist.
CP4 The Rapper
"The Change Up"