What is your artist name? C.legacy
What kind of music do you make? I make mainly Hip Hop music and sometimes classed as a conscious rapper. I’m an 80s baby and when growing up, my mum would have music playing every day, no particular genre and so music became a part of me. I started writing poetry at the age of 8 and was heavily influenced by hip hop because of what it represented. I have a lot of respect and admiration for 2Pac, Rahkim, KRS One, Doogie Fresh, Mos Def and Biggie just to make a few. My personal opinion is that these guys made a significant impact in their respective eras and left an imprint and the foundation of HIP HOP that I hope one day I could achieve. I am constantly thinking of rhymes/bars so when a beat comes on, it’s easy for me to match specific rhymes/bars to that particular beat and also the flow of my words. This is part of the process that I enjoy the most because I get to express my creativity in a unique way. I want listeners to be able to gain some knowledge about the topics I am discussing which is mainly about life. I also want my listeners to know that life could be beautiful but sometimes there are the dark side of life and the consequences that we suffer due to choices we make. I want my listeners to be able to connect to the message if nothing else at least be able to relate.
How old are you and when did you start creating music? I was 8 when I started writing poetry and 14 when I started rapping.
What are your goals when it comes to your music career? I’m doing it mainly for love but I’m hoping that along my journey I am able to have a positive impact on peoples’ lives. Also I am trying to build my own business and offer opportunities where I can to others that will help better themselves.
What do you want the reader to know about you and your music? I want readers to know my journey and how far I’ve come (from being homeless and in prison)and the trials and obstacles that I have triumphed over and ultimately still being successful. I want my readers to know there is hope and we are all strong and with faith and determination we can overcome anything and that is the most important message I try to convey in my music.
Follow him on Twitter: @3rd_cj