Monday, August 7, 2017

Anyee Wright, Philly's Phinest Rapper

Photo Courtesy Of Anyee Wright 

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND RAISED AND WHERE DO YOU PRESENTLY LIVE?
I was bornand raised in Philadelphia, PA. I still reside in Philly as well.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES AND WHAT WERE YOUR INFANT ASPIRATIONS?
I could always remember being a free spirit. Music was something I've always been involved in. Some of my best memories were in elementary/middle school where I've played the trumpet. I was also in a musical called, "Fiddler on the Roof". My acting skills were a bit horrible but I loved the musical scores I had to sing.

WHAT'S GOOD IN YOUR PRESENT TOWN?
Philly is cool. I love the music scene. There's a huge amount of artist here and everyone is building a name for themselves through the love of their art. In the city, our events are always fun. It makes it easier for artist to meet new faces and make new friends.

WHAT HAS BEEN A SEMINAL EXPERIENCE?
One for me was seeing myself in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I've always walked past corner stores and seen newspapers stocked up for people to purchase. I've dreamed about seeing myself in magazines/newspapers. I never would of imagined it would be for a project that I self-produced, so soon.

WHY MUSIC?
Music is a magical force. It has always been, and it always will. I want to leave behind incredible music that'll last a lifetime, to leave behind inspiration for new generations to come is a dream I'd like to manifest into reality.

FIRST SONG EVER SUNG OR BAR LAID TO A BEAT?
I have a memory of myself making my own lyrics to Wu-Tang Clan's "C.R.E.A.M." I love the, Wu. Hearing that production when I was younger was an incredicle experience.

HOW WOULD YOU CLASSIFY YOUR SOUND?
I woud classify my sound as "Anyee Wright." I have a hard time putting my music in a box because I try to avoid them. I want my music to feel liberating, sensual, spontanious, exciting, and brand new. As long as it sounds like nothing you've ever heard before, I'm happy.

WHO OR WHAT HAS INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST ARTISTICALLY?
I've been artistically influenced by Wiz Khalifa, The Neptunes, Odd Future and A$AP Mob. These artist made it easier for me to be myself. It made it easier to stand out by doing what it was I wanted to do; by creating what brought me joy as and artist.

WHO ARE THE HIP HOP PIONEERS IN YOUR OPINION?
There is a long list for this question. Off the top, a few would have to include Doug E. Fresh, Run DMC, Africa Bambaataa, Public Ememy, Ra Kim, I can go on and on.

IS THERE A SET OF MUSIC OR A MELODY THAT NEVER FAILS TO MOVE YOU?
Anything that truely feels good will always move me. I don't have a set sound preference as I try to be open to everything. However, if it feels good to hear, I'll want to hear it again.

WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION?
It starts with me reflecting on my life. My everyday experience gives me something to write about. With production, I create whatever makes me move first.

HOW DO YOU GET STAGE READY?
Before I get on stage, I'll ususally dress however I'm feeling at the moment. Sometimes I feel like I want to wear a dress and heels or bedazzled/sequin to glisten in the crowd while I perform,"Replay." Sometimes I want to wear a hoodie and sweats with sneakers while I perform "Street Smart" so I can jump around with the crowd.

HOW DOES YOUT AESTHETIC TRANSLATE IN OTHER AREAS OF YOUR LIFE?
I'm very talented aside of music. I could have gone  to school for hair, art, graphic design, composing instruments, fashion, etc. The way I translate through each talent aesthetically is by applying my vision to the source. Whatever I create in my mind will always flourish in my work.

WHAT DO YOU GET UP TO WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN THE STUDIO?
When I'm not in a studio to record, I wake up to produce. If I'm not producing I'm defintely writing or brainstorming on the next move.

HOW DO YOU STAY FOCUSED AND MINDFUL?
I stay focused and mindful by understanding my work will never be finished.

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