As we get ever closer to another netBloc release, your having forgotten to download netBloc Vol. 18’s 42 page liner-note booklet, has almost, completely been made up for by reading these 5 For Insight posts. I mean it! It has. Though… come on… do me a solid… when netBloc Vol. 19 is released, download the PDF booklet as well… ok? Right on? Word. So here’s possibly new to you mini-interview. This one with CM aka Creative.
01 - Why free music? It’s a great way for people to become familiar with an unknown artist, such as myself. There’s no risk involve for the listener as far as deciding if they want to pay for something they’re not sure about & you can come away with some great music. We all want to make money doing what we love, but right now I’m willing to give before I can take. Hopefully people who hear my music become fans & are willing to help support my music.
02 - Who are a few of your musical influences? That’s a hard one. I grew up in a house hold that played just about everything. Being half Puerto Rican & Dominican, you’d think I would have grown up listening to just spanish music but my parents played all types of music. That good Motown music, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, even the West Side Musical album, & a ton more. They all played a part of my musical vibe. Artist that have influenced me as far as writing goes, Common, Black Thought, Jay-Z, Nas, AZ, Talib Kweli & a few others really defined my style of how to approach a beat.
03 - What’s CM aka Creative listening to these days? I’ve been working on a lot of different projects lately, so without trying to sound conceded, a lot of my own music. But I’m waiting on the new Common album to drop, so that would be in heavy rotation once that comes out.
04 - What was the last free netaudio album you downloaded and listened to? I’ve downloaded quite a few, especially off the Random Flow catalog. The one that I listen to the most is D3Z: Doing the Raps Part 1 & 2. Latest I’ve downloaded & listened to is blocSonic’s netBloc Vol. 17: Refined Excursions For The Discriminating Listener.
05 - Adidas, Gucci, Cazal, Kangol or Troop? Not sure what the say about this question so I’ll take the easy way out:
Adidas shell toe without the laces was too dope
Never wore Gucci cause CM be too broke
I know I need some glasses but dunno about Cazal
I need me something simple, that’s more my style
And you can’t go wrong rocking a Kangol like uncle LL
With a Troop leather jacket, now that’s hard as hell