Born on the Eastside of Detroit, the youngest of six, The Infamous Crackhead was kept off the streets and into music which became his passion. He worked hard at his craft as a DJ, then a beat-maker, and improving his mic skills before creating The Law Breakers. A couple of months backed The Infamous Crackhead dropped the 14 track album, entitled “Mental”. Focused and furious this is an album that has moments of great energy, toughness, lyrical smartness and a great old school atmosphere.
- How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?
The Infamous Crackhead: About 10 yrs ago Djing and listening to different music and artists all kinds of music hip hop, R&B, Blues, Rock, New wave etc.
- Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember?
The Infamous Crackhead: All the Hip Hop Legends, Run DMC P.E Tibe, NWA. LL,Rakim,X-Clan, Wu Tang, Redman,DMX,EPMD,both Ice Tand Cube, Das,Nas,and my guys 2pac and Biggie
- Which artists are you currently listening to?
The Infamous Crackhead: Kendrick, J Cole, and a few others.
- How did the moniker ‘The Infamous Crackhead’ come to be?
The Infamous Crackhead: the crackhead came 1st by the way I rhyme hard, then the infamous came from my life growing up in the city, then became the infamous Crackhead gritty hardcore Mc
- What do you think separates you from the crowd of artists emerging right now?
The Infamous Crackhead: My originality and sound and my different point of view of the world and embodiment of hip hop I hold dear.
- What do you think people should get out of your music, first and fore mostly?
The Infamous Crackhead: Good vibes to raise your level
- Do you have a set of messages you’re trying to communicate? Or is each song just a story and an emotion unto itself?
The Infamous Crackhead: yes and yes my music is emotionally driven.
- What would you consider a successful or high point in your career so far?
The Infamous Crackhead: Getting my music to the masses and being able to have this interview with you, who understands my music.
- What has been the most difficult thing you’ve had to endure in your life or music so far?
The Infamous Crackhead: Money, Networking my music, Family and raising my children. I had to put these things in front of my music.
- What key ingredients do you always try and infuse into your music, regardless of style or tempo?
The Infamous Crackhead: I’m like a chef I try different ingredients to make the best soup to serve to my customers. As they say soul food supposed to stick to your ribs, lol
- Did you put together beats on your releases or do just handle the lyrics?
The Infamous Crackhead: yes I write, produce and make all my own material.
- Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?
The Infamous Crackhead: I have full enjoyment when fans enjoy my music bad thing running across bad people who wanna feed off your dreams and do nothing to help, or take from you.
- How do you market and manage your music career? Do you have a management team or do you control everything by yourself?
The Infamous Crackhead: I have a small team that I’m thankful for but I am the Overseer
- If you had the opportunity to change one thing about how the music business works right now, what would that be?
The Infamous Crackhead: Just saying isn’t it funny that we are Motown but we don’t have a major label here but anyways small labels need more room to strive.
- If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?
The Infamous Crackhead: Informative, hardcore hip hop with a street wise edge.
- Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?
The Infamous Crackhead: Yes it is very viable in today’s market – YouTube, Soundcloud, Apple, faster than out the trunk lol
- Tell us something about the founding and the idea behind ‘The Law Breakers’?
The Infamous Crackhead: The group was called speakers of the house we had up to 9 members at one time but egos and attitudes broke up a good thing so I left with the name then changed it to the law breakers of today with the same mission.
- Is your music inspired by mostly real events or the power of your creative imagination?
The Infamous Crackhead: It’s 50/50 the mind is a powerful thing use right and life can teach u a lesson or two, feel me.
- If any, which producers do you currently admire and would like to collaborate with?
The Infamous Crackhead: The Rza, Swizz beats, Dr Dre, Timberland, and the mighty Bomb Squad.
- What’s next on the upcoming agenda for The Infamous Crackhead?
The Infamous Crackhead: The WORLD DOMINATION ALBUM!!