Saturday, December 17, 2016

Interview with BLAZED UP artist GENERAL P.

General P. sits down with Southeast Hip Hop Magazine for a quick, but informative and in depth interview to discuss his music career, hooking up with the prestigious BLAZED UP RECORDS, influences, his overall journey musically and more!  Read all about what he has to say in this amazing interview.

Southeast Hip Hop:  What's up General P. are you ready for this interview?
General P:  What’s up my boy? Yes!  I’ve been excited and ready to talk with you.

Southeast Hip Hop:  How'd you get the name General P.?General P.:  Well  When I was 12 my grandmother always called me a little peze head boy and as I was finding my self as an artist I quickly adapted to the name and started calling my self Lil’ Peze.  By the time I was 15 I erased the “EZE” and in no time I was now known as Lil’ P.  Once again growing and finding my self to become a house hold name as soon as I turned 18 I was little no more that’s when I found myself changing my name for the third time and becoming P. When its all said and done that’s my stage name P.     

Southeast Hip Hop:  How would you describe yourself as an artist?
General P.:  I believe I’m a storytelling artist. I try to step out of my confront zone all the time by doing R&B songs or Pop tracks maybe even a great  punch line track but I love to paint a picture when I do music. I’m not the artist to release a lot of freestyle songs I love substance.

Southeast Hip Hop:  What inspired you to want to do music?
General P.:  My brother Travis “Treydub” Vann he was the start of it.  Then the 2000’s paved the way. I’m also a huge Jadakiss and Jim Jones fan so I mixed a little of them in there at times.

Southeast Hip Hop:  What events lead to you hooking up with Abiss and getting signed to Blazed Up Records?General P.:  Well the biggest notice was me prematurely releasing my first album entitled Eig8t. I got a lot of great reviews in my first week but as a manger Abiss quickly took notice, seen potential and gained her interest in me. I’ll say a few weeks after that I had a show in Waterbury, CT she attended and performed, immediately after her set I was next to perform thank god she stayed to watch.  I performed a track off my album called “N.W.A (Fucc 12) with a dope artist named C.U.J.O and when our set was over ENCORE !! The entire club was yelling “RUN IT BACK” so we performed again back to back and 48  hours later abiss and I had a meeting and sealed the deal.    

Southeast Hip Hop:  You are currently working on a project with Blazed Up Records, could you tell the readers a little more about it?
General P.:  No, Blazed-Up Records is working with me on a project. Eig8t. I have 10 mix tapes but this is my first album. Like I said I was established already I came to the table prepared, the label saw me as a great fit and we negotiated a deal to bring the album to life by better marketing, better strategy and label backings.  

Southeast Hip Hop:  Who are you working with for this project?
General P.:  My producer is “Matrix Man” owner of Bendin Beatz, he produced 90% of the Album and also wrote the single O.M.O., My artist advisor “Citi Truth” of O.M.O productions. Also the various dope artist on the CD.  

Southeast Hip Hop:  Who would you like to work with that you haven't already worked with before?
General P.:  My dream is to work with Jadakiss and Jim Jones.

Southeast Hip Hop:  How do you feel about the current state of Hip Hop?
General P:  I believe the new generation lost the sense of music. I feel the more garbage they produce the harder it will be for great artist and local artist  to make It.

Southeast Hip Hop:  Who are your top five emcees of all time, and you have to do with without naming 2Pac, Biggie, Nas or Jay-Z?
General P.:  To be honest I'm really not into any of those rappers, Yes they paved the way but I missed that era I’m in the 2000’s era.
1. Jadakiss 2. Jim Jones 3. Drake 4. 50 Cent  5. General P

Southeast Hip Hop:  What has been your two biggest milestones or highlights that you have experienced in your music career right now?
General P.:  My milestone would be producing 14 music videos and shooting 10 more as we speak. Highlights thus far? Getting signed to Blazed-up Records.

Southeast Hip Hop:  Is there anything you would like to plug?  Any shout outs?
General P.:  Follow me on my social sites (Facebook- Sincere Vann) or (Instagram @RealGeneralP.) No Shout Outs. 

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