How are you today?
everything good, headed to get a fresh line for the felines
Definitely have to stay looking presentable. You are from New York, what was the upbringing like?
my upbringing was young parents (the struggle), during the crack era, public housing drama etc. a common story from the 80’s to the 90’s
Interesting. Now I dont want to take up much of your time. So Who inspired you to become an artist?
I always been into music, I started writing as a way venting and soon became my way of expressing myself
Who were some of your fav artists that you looked up to?
I wouldn’t say looked up to but the theme music for the early chapters were Nas, Kool G Rap, the Wu, MOP, Death Row
You mentioned that you started writing as a way to vent. When did you start writing?
started writing at 14 started taking it serious around 16
Where did the name international gem come from?
originally stemmed from Gem Star then a bunch of sucks ran with the name. Through International on left Gem to let them know where I’m headed.
What do you like and dislike about the rap game today?
it seem like the less talented the more shine but I respect the hustle and the level of creativity being shown right now
What do you feel like you could bring to the game?
As of 2012 I’m making music for me. I’ve said I want to help bring NY back but truth is it never left. my creativity and struggles I express are beyond the states line
What projects are you working on?
right now I’m working on my EP, reaching out to alot of producers coming up. I want this project to be me as a whole, love & war
Whats the process for you like when it comes to writing and working on an EP?
I write whenever my mood shifts. You can’t force emotion. I may be writing 5 different songs in the course of a day. if it was real when you wrote it, the feel will remain authentic to the listeners.
What are your ultimate goals?
my goal is to be in the credits. Fame only last for so long, history is what I want to be apart of.
Whats this Greenleaf Multimedia I hear about?
Green Leaf Multimedia was started some friends and I. A way for those around my way to be seen and heard. started in 09 and we’ve been growing. I’m also the editor for the company www.youtube.com/greenleafmultimediato view our work
I definitely like the idea. I was able to check out the one titled “Food” sampling the “Scarface theme”.
yeah. That was some work we did for an upcoming artist as well, creative dude s/o to Octane
You should definitely keep up the side projects along with your music. Versatility is unique.
definitely is. I also producer as well. Like I said I’m trying to be in the credits all across the board.
With at comes the end of this Twitterview. Any last words/shoutouts/pitches for my readers, people around the globe?
s/o to y’all for having me,
@CeceVance @GreenLeafMM #KHM, the fans, GB an the struggle
Thanks for taking the time, good music, versatile, bright future, people need to be on the lookout.
I appreciate that