|Sinter, in the studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.|
"Challenges the boundries of commercial music. Providing a versatile delivery that's all my own. Pushing the limits of creativity that lacks in todays music!"
Words from the man himself. Sinter speaks out.
S: It took years before I took my musical talent serious. I had a friend who entered a freestyle battle in Atlanta when I was nineteen. He lost that battle, and the winner walked to the back of the club pumped! I battled that guy there, and by the time we were finished, the whole club was silent. Before I left, I had the number of every producer in the building. It was that defining moment I discovered I was better than most of my competition.
S: Like many I was exposed to R&B, jazz, gospel, and pop music. Such as: Sade, Rose Royce, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Michael Jackson, and The Art of Noise. Among these, I’ve developed a melody in the way I rhyme. This allows me to fudge with my delivery, ergo, “Versatile style”
S: By steering away from punch line rap, which is common in today’s music. Not that I have anything against it, sounds nice but lacks direction. In my opinion majority of what’s being played sounds the same. You remember when the hair on your arm stands up after hearing something potent? That alone, is my focus for every song I complete.
S: As long as people focus on the beat rather than the lyrics, I would have to say “No”. It’s not enough to be an artist; you have to be a movie star. The stereotypes such as: the way you dress, what you drive, or just the whole rock star lifestyle. It all represents a symbol of success, leaving no room to judge talent. There are a hand full of artist that are making a push from the gimmicks, such as; Nasir Jones, Lupe Fiasco, and J Cole to name a few. Unfortunately, originality has been a battle for some time. I might not notice much change now, but that’s what makes it all the more fun!