I.N.X (Wilmington, DE) – Q&A Interview

I.N.X Q&ATell us a little about yourself. Where you are from? How long have you been making Hip Hop?

I go by the name I.N.X, which is an acronym for Influential Nexus. Basically meaning I’m the influential bridge that connects people and hip-hop. I hail from the northside of Wilmington, DE and have been rapping on and off (now officially on obviously) since the sixth grade.

What influences you in making Hip Hop?

Honestly my biggest influence in making hip-hop is the world around me. As cliche as that may sound I draw a lot of inspiration from people I know, experiences I’ve had, and the society I see and interact with on a regular basis. There is also the cathartic aspect to Hip-Hop and writing that draws me in as well.

Describe your music, and what separates you from other MCs?

My music, to me at least, is best described as an extension of the people. I don’t really focus on one specific topic matter but rather cover a large variety of topics from social oppression, to relationship struggles, to my own personal demons. I make music that anyone can relate to at any given point in time. I also feel like that is what separates me from a lot of other MCs. I don’t really stick to one lane and I make whatever music I feel is ME, and there is only one ME so therefore no other MC can do that.

Who have you collaborated with? Who would you like to collab with in the near future?

I don’t do too much collaboration outside camp, meaning most of my collabs happen with the PS Movement. But I have done a few songs with other DE emcees and local tri-state area producers. I’ve done a track with Aris Sparks from UMG and I’ve had a couple of tracks produced by New Jersey native Leonhart. I’d love to work with Kendrick Lamar though, matter fact anyone from the TDE collective, and Common too.

Your definition of “Underground Hip Hop”?

“Underground Hip-Hop” to me is any Hip-Hop music that has not made it to mainstream status yet. It’s the Hip-Hop that is amazing but hasn’t necessarily made it to that top 100 billboard status, or even really gotten radio play. It’s under the radar.

Production wise, who are your influences? Who does your production?  And who would you like to work with?

I don’t really have too many production influences. I write to whatever speaks to me. I listen to a lot of Sango and Soulection though, that vibe out type of music really gets me going. In terms of beat production I draw from a range of different producers, Sango, Leonhart, Whoarei, !llmind, etc. But in terms of mixing and mastering I do all that myself. In the future thought I would love to work with the J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, No. I.D, Nosaj Thing, the list of producers I like goes on and on haha.

Any current or future projects you are promoting?

Currently I’m promoting my “Seven Chakras” EP, later on in the year you’ll see more releases from the rest of the PS Movement, and I may drop another project before the year is up, only time will tell.

Can you give us a brief description of the creative process of “Seven Chakras EP” ? Also/ what was the idea or concept description about your EP Art Cover.

The creative process for the project was very natural or fluid rather. I didn’t really force any lyrics or concepts but instead just wrote what naturally came to me while listening to an instrumental or otherwise. It was a very free-flowing album, but overall I wanted it to focus on this concept of getting back to self and facing inner demons whether on a personal or social level.

Where can we find your music and info?

You can find all my music on my official website www.influentialnexus.com, you can follow me on twitter @BornKing_ and you can look the PS Movement up on facebook and youtube.

Any shout outs?

I always, always have to give a shoutout to my group The PS Movement. Without Dante, Pruf, and O2 I wouldn’t the emcee you speaking with today and I bet my life on that statement.

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