Hey FNX! Please tell us how long have you been making music? Most importantly, how did you come up with your rap name?
FNX is short for Feenixxx. It was hard to scream out F Double E N I Triple X on stage so we re-branded. As for music, I dropped my first mixtape the Blue Moon in 2013 and haven’t looked back since.
What separates you from all the other rappers in your city and nationwide?
Me being me. I’m already a top tier lyricist and I can rap with anyone. There’s nothing I can’t do. Now I just want to refine my message and make as much dope sh*t as possible. Salute to the good emcees.
In a few words, how would you describe your sound?
Bars, Execution and consciousness. My latest project blends those three dynamics into something unique and nobody does it better than me.
How are you coping with this whole Covid 19 situation? Has it delayed any new music production by any chance?
It delayed touring slightly but COVID hasn’t slowed me down one bit. I’ll be ready to make moves when this passes.
Tell us about your Hip Hop and/or music influences?
Chino XL, Nas, Big Pun, Redman, Pharoah Monch, Crooked I – I could on forever with my the OGs I learned from. Ima student that’s ascended to master. This is a journey to mastery.
Please breakdown the creative process of your new mixtape “The Universal Frequency”. And tell us a little about the album cover concept!
The Universal Frequency was about tapping into something we all could relate to. Love, loss, trauma, connecting to God – these are important aspects of the human experience and I give you those feelings through my pen. As for the album cover, it represents the avatar meditating and tapping into the FNX energy. Dope concept.
Your honest opinion, out of all the songs on the project, which is the one song you feel stands out the most!?
I think the dopest rappers are story tellers. I feel like the elite emcees have signature story telling records and I looked to make something timeless with Claire’s story. That will be on repeat for awhile. Shout out to Factory Billy for the ooop too!
We have to ask, with all this social discourse and revolt, protesting and rioting, exposed police brutality toward blacks and BLM, how do you feel about this? We would love your perspective on the climate we are living in right now.
I feel the best music always represents the needs and experience of the people. Talking about the struggle is nothing new to those who have been paying attention. Public Enemy, NMA, Dead Prez etc have all discussed police brutality. I think the song “Police State” by Dead Prez was ahead of its time.
If it came down to 1 ALBUM only, what underground Hip Hop album would you consider THE BEST OF ALL TIME!!!???……One 1 album you can choose.
Does Heltah Skeltah “Nocturnal” count ? That one is legendary.
Here it is! Our most popular question! What is your definition of “underground hip hop”?
Music free of corporate influence. It has to be innovative and represent something new to the table.
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