21-year-old hip-hop artist, Bundy, from Seattle, has been making music since high school. He has taken the past few years to perfect his craft. His inspiration to be an artist and pursue music came to him tafter he started digging deeper into his cousin - Jimi Hendrix's - catalogue. The music moved him andhe thought, "if my cousin could become one of the biggest rock and roll artists of all time, maybe I have a chance to make something of this."
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
My brother was the first person who got me started with writing music and I recorded my first song "one night" freshman year with him. He wanted to be a rapper too and I looked up to him so I wanted to be like him which meant becoming a rapper.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
I was at this party and I told this girl I was a rapper, she listened to like one song and wanted to have sex with me. I don't know if its cause she thought I was cute, she liked my music or both but I thought that was pretty crazy cause it happened so fast haha.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Honestly just showing people that they aren't alone when they're going through shit like knowing that there's people out there going through the exact same stuff as you, I think that can allow people to open up a little more and talk through issues instead of going straight for like a bottle or a pill or something. knowing you got people to talk to is always helpful.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I always have stuff I want to talk about in my songs but depending on the beat really, that dictates how I feel the best way would be to get my point across. Sometimes I'll listen to the beat and know exactly what I want to do with it from the jump, sometimes I'll listen to it and have a random thought about what I want to do with the song like a week or 2 later.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
Honestly marketing is the hardest thing, with so many people wanting to be artists and rappers these days it's a lot more saturated because honestly there's not a lot of good artists but mainly the people who have money can promote their stuff. But if you're a dope artist with no money some trash artist with money is going to take your spot just because they can get seen more often, and again with so many new artists not a lot of fans are going to really listen to you until you start promoting the hell out of your music.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Honestly anybody from Dreamville or TDE would be lit, I love both of those labels and what they're doing for the culture I don't think anybody is above those 2 when it comes to quality content. And every show I've been too has been wild from those labels.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I like to get in a room by myself, get all the jitters out and just remind myself that I'm the shit people are here to see me, don't get focused on messing up, I know all my lyrics because I wrote it. Honestly just psyching myself out of my nervousness.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
I think Pages out of Psalms was my biggest challenge, not necessarily to write but just to put out there because it's almost like a suicide note. I wrote it when I was extremely depressed and I wasn't sure if I would be comfortable sharing it with everybody but I think I needed to get it out there just so people know even if somebody looks like they good and handling they business they could be breaking down on the inside, it's like when people say to check up on your strong friends.
What's coming up in the future?
I definitely need to get these Hoodies out, I been pushing that off for too long. That and some other merch will be coming soon. Along with another project very soon.
Tell us where fans can access your music?