INTERVIEW WITH ALPHA

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Alpha AKA Angus Grace is a Hip-Hop artist I've known from the Auckland Hip Hop scene for a few years now. 

He's the kinda artist that works hard and takes every opportunity to perform and spread that good good.

I remember seeing him at cypher nights were he would absolutely shred the mic with some of the fastest rapping I've ever heard. But he's diverse too and knows that the message is important so equally kills it on the slower mid tempo raps as well.

I really just wanted people to get to know him even better and give them the opportunity to enjoy some of his new music. So I hit him up with some questions.

 

Who is Alpha as a Hip-Hop artist?

 

Just a horie tryna tell everyday stories dat relate 2 every1.

 

When did you start and what inspired you to make music?

I started back in college wit school bands and wanted 2 pursue more after leaving school, what inspired me was family bein so musically talented that i decided 2 make somethin happen 4 me

 

How would you describe your music in one sentence?

I would describe my music as "RUGGED".

 

What sets you apart from other acts/groups?

 

Wot sets me apart from every1 else is havin 2 speak my mind/ truth and something dat radio music isnt doing nowadays.

 

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

 

I would say "Hori Life" because it has so much truth about my culture that i've even been through it myself. It has elements containin tha life of a hori and hori's get up 2

 

Where do you come from or what part of NZ do you represent?

 

I was born in tha rugged streets of northcote and raised in tha hori enviroment of opotiki, but i represent Aotearoa as 1.

 

Do you produce your own beats or do you use any particular beat maker?

 

I make ma own beats but i prefer other peoples beats instead.

What's your favourite and least favourite thing about Hip-Hop culture?

My favourite thing in hip hop is having 2 connect with others that have tha same passion as well as tha skill, my least fave would be rappers who have no passion at all and only want it 4 tha fame.

Tell us about your latest release.

 

My latest release was my 1st mixtape dat i had just put out recently (march 1) in my career of 6 years bein in dis game properly and im excited 4 the next projects comin soon.

 

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring rappers/producers?

 

My advice is always keep it humble but deadly wen it comes 2 puttin in the work. And let your integrity guide you 2 your direction cos action speaks louder dn words.

 

What can we expect to see from you over the next year?

Expect the unexpected.

 

Go like ALPHA MUZIC on Facebook to keep up to date with his live shows and releases. Here

 

Click on the picture below to check out the fantastic latest release and free give away  Tha Re-Up Rough Rugged & Raw volume 1

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