I'm chilling player,
just kicking it watching this NBA all-star game. I'm coming off a big week for
me music wise. I got a call Tuesday from someone in Will Smith's music camp.
They said they went to my website and was feeling me so they want me to send
them a full demo and media kit. I was tripping cause I taught they wanted me
to a movie with dude or something. Also, my boy Big Face that runs with Rocafella
records hooked me up with an audition with Dame Dash and one of his main producers.
I spit a few verses for them and then they challenged me to make a full song
on the spot. The track was crazy so it was only right that I killed it. Check
for it on HHG, it's called "Scheming". I felt it went real good cause
my boy told me they was all feeling me so we'll see what happens next.
man, so tell cats who you are!
I'm P-Major an
up coming super star in the hip-hop game. I'm from up-town money-making Manhattan.
My parents are both from Haiti so I'm definitely repping for my Haitian hip-hop
fans. I've been on my grind for almost 5 years now in and out. I manage myself
only cause I haven't found the right person to trust with my career. I also
have a team of artist kind of like a G-Unit or Dipset called Majority Rulez
which includes my younger brother Snapshot, a reggae artist called Lyrikal,
and my boy Juswrite. Visit www.p-major.com
for more visuals and to hear songs.
So how do you stay true to your roots without selling out to your people?
You stay true by
not forgetting where you're from and keep repping your roots. Keep yourself
balanced. It's hard though because some people misinterpret selling-out. Just
cause an artist is venturing into another industries and getting some extra
money they say he's selling-out. I think it's all good to capitalize on your
talents as long as you remember were you from. Personally, even if I were on
TV chilling with George Bush I would still have my Haitian colors on yelling
out Sak Passé!
So how did you
get that name there?
Well I'm a pretty
tall dude like 6'5" so Lil-P wouldn't have sounded right. Took me a minute,
but I thought of it myself; I just needed something to represent that I'm trying
to do it up big.
Aight so it
seems you're running a lil something in the business world what is it?
No doubt, I think
once you decide to be an artist and you dealing with money you got to develop
yourself as an entrepreneur. Plus, I got a college degree in marketing so I
got that business state of mind inside of me. So far I'm doing aight, everything
goes through me and I'm cool with that
I mean it's
an ever growing trend....everybody who rhymes has a business or label so what
makes you different?
For starters there's
only one P-Major so anyone buying my products would most likely be a fan. Second,
there's so much money out there it would be a sin not to try to get some of
that. You got to capitalize man! I admire dudes like Puff, 50 and Jay-Z for
opening up the market.
So what you
doing right now?
Right now we are
executing a movement to give Haitian hip-hop fans more representation. I recently
released a single independently called "Break Me off" which is killing
it down in Florida and a few other states outside of NY. It's tough to break
into this New York market when you're an unsigned artist. The single also features
a B-side banger called "That's Where I want to Be". We're finishing
up our second Mix-Cd "Majority Rulez the Streetz" Vol. 2 and I'm finishing
up the P-Major album. Mt team is always working and in the studio cooking up
product. Every time I do banger I feel like I can't do better, until I come
back and do it again. It's bugged.
What made you
I started out break
dancing back in the days battling dudes in every party I went to. The love for
the music eventually took me to the next level and I started writing. I remember
I only had one verse in my head and I spit it at this high-school dance on a
mic and everyone went crazy. The feeling was unbelievable. It was at that point
I decided to start rapping.
What's the first
Hip-hop song you ever heard?
Musically it was
this track called "Jam on it" I use to love break-dancing to that.
Lyrically it was "the Show" by The Get Fresh Crew. Slick Rick and
Dougie killed it. Classic.
What's in ya
box right now?
P-Major baby! I'm
usually driving around listening to new beats producers give me. On the real
I listen to lyrist like Jay, Nas, B.I.G, and Jada cause they inspire me. I get
hype and start writing like I'm next up on the track. I listen to some G-Unit
too. I'm feeling 50's energy and hot hooks. They know how to make songs.
Are those people
inspirations to you and your music?
Oh, for sure. I
try to take a little something from each of my favorite artist, mix in with
myself to craft P-Major. They set the stage for up coming dudes like myself.
Who do you feel
you sound like in the industry?
Some people say
I sound like Meth, with a twist of LL cause I talk about women a lot, and Luda
For my metaphors and hooks.
You single dude?
Nah, I got my shorty
holding me down.
Who you checking
for in 2005?
I'm checking for
50's second album, Cassidy and Tony Yayo. Swizz is heat maker and he'll keep
Cass focus. Yayo got skills and I heard he Haitian so I'm supporting the dude.
Any words before
If your a artist
stay focus and believe in yourself. Never forget dudes who looked out when you
were no one. Be open to opinions and understand that not everyone's going to
like what you do. Stay mastering your craft, be patient and keep grinding. Oh,
and thank God for your gift.