Today, Pharu came to us to introduce himself to share his vision of the music industry.
Q. What are your influences in music? Blues, Soul, Rap.
Many things influence me when im doing music. My personal feelings, the beat also influences me, probably even the most.
Or just having something that’s on my mind is enough influence for me to start writing.
Q. For how long have you been doing music? What was your trigger to start your career as an artist? I’ve been doing music since a long time.
I 1st started doing music by myself, I was about 10 years old. I was frustrated because someone was looking for me week after week with a baseball club.
So I wrote down my feelings and that was a lot of healing. But really doing music, like recording and all that; about 2-3 years.
So basically I’m still learning how to do things better.
Q. Who produces your music?
I work with some producers.
Like Iampaul, Cee Dub, DK Denz,
And more to come.
But my main man always be MadLab.
Q. What is your process to create your music? (Do you start by listening to the instrumental then writing your lyrics?) ---
I don’t necessarily have a method to create music.
When I have something on my mind thats been bothering me for some time I will definitely write down my thoughts about it.
But I also like to listen to the beats 1st and they tell me what to do.
I just start vibing on the beats.
Q. What kind of instrumental do you like the most? Can’t say!
Drums, guitar, harmonica, kalimba, saxophone.
When it sounds good it sounds good.
But I don’t necessarily feel like learning one, yet.
Q. Let's say that your budget is unlimited. If you could pick an artist for a future collaboration, who would you pick? Let’s start with Kendrik Lamar, J cole, Bas, JID, Earthgang, Jay Rock, Beast Coast all 47 of them/ Pro Era; man, a lot!
I didn’t even mention them Old skoolerz like A tribe called quest, Mos Def now called Yassin Bey, Rakim, The teacher KRS1, a lot!
Q. Several artists say they write their own lyrics while instead people can notice that many artists are helped by ghostwriters.
As an artist which place do you give in writing texts and being the interpret?
I love writing my own lyrics. It’s a way of healing. By expressing what you feeling or thinking lets you feel really enlightened.
I wouldn’t want anyone writing my songs.
And if someone did write a song for me I’d let people know that I didn’t write that.
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? Videos are important. And I really need to speed up when it comes to that.
Visuals, everyone wants visuals nowadays. So, yea. Videos relevant these days. People wanna see who they dealing with.
Q. Before the pandemic, which places around the world have you been able to visit for your career? Before the pandemic. I been in Germany a lot.
There were plans on going to England and France. But that didn’t happen.
I actually just started doing Live Shows so I haven’t been in many places. Damn, I miss being live on stage.
Q. What are your plans for 2021? Are you currently working on projects?
I’m dropping an EP called “Devils Fruit” with 8 songs on it like around march.
I’ll be trying to create my 1st album.
Working with The Intern, MadLab, Classic, Figub Brazlevic, Iampaul and probably even many more.
There’s some stuff coming up.