Nune Aka Mr. Propane - 10 Question Music Interview
The W.A M. Awards celebrate the year’s most outstanding independent artists from around the world in multiple genres and categories. "Best Song" and "Best Album" nominations were based on Artistry, Musicianship, Originality, Professionalism, Diversity, and Excellence. W.A.M. stands for "We Are the Music Makers.' Nune aka Mr. Propane's song "Black Man" was the 2020 W.A.M. Award Winner for Best Song in the Rap / Hip Hop music category.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
Growing up I ran with a small circle composed of a few family members, one of which, is an incredible talented writer. We spent everyday vibing, jamming out, and freestyling as we flipped the back roads. His name is Big Dust and we had this chemistry that drove me to start writing to get on his level! We actually have plans on an EP to release before end of 2020.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Working with my all time favorite artist, K-Rino, has been the craziest thing so far. How many artist can actually can say they worked with their favorite artist.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Completing my debut album, Intervention", has been extremely rewarding. It has given me drive and a sense of purpose to conceptualize positive uplifting songs others can relate to.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I usually just jam out the beat and get in the vibe of it. I turn the beat off and just start writing, reciting to the beat, usually every verse, and then tightening up the verse where needed. Sometimes I just wrote and find a beat that works with the song.
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?
Getting the exposure, without gimmicks, is the biggest challenge. People always want to be entertained so some artist do anything no matter how crazy to amuse others. I tend to stray away from that do getting that same attention is a bit harder. I let the music speak for itself and look to establishments like BWH Music to help get it out.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I'd like to share the stage with legends like Nas, Bone Thugs, and one of my favorites Lupe Fiasco. Of course K-Rino, who is the greatest rap artist period in my opinion would also be honored for the chance.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I actually have one coming up soon. Just recording myself performing and criticizing myself to push me to strive for as close to perfection as I can is my main preparation. Studying other artist performance and seeing how they capture the audience is good practice also.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Ode2Greats is a single off my debut "Intervention", which is a lyrical song with witty bars. I'd say it was the most challenging as coming with the metaphors took a little more effort.
What's coming up in the future?
Toward the end of the month, a live concert will be help by INTC Radio, in which I was invited. Check my website www.mrpropane.net and youtube @nuneakamrpropane for updates as to when it'll air and my concert date.