Zeno the Ruler (Brooklyn, NY) – “Q&A Interview”

hat1Tell us a little about yourself. Where you are from? How long have you been making Hip Hop?

I was born in Brooklyn.. lived half of my life in a small town called North in South Carolina. I recently moved back to Brooklyn though. I signed my first indie deal at 15yrs old so semi professionally about 12 yrs.

What influences you in making Hip Hop?

Mostly everyday life observations & issues… also other great artist & musicians.

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

My music is what I like to call hood scholar music… its where commercial street music meets awareness… I compare & contrast a lot… different perspectives & lots of story telling

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

I am definitely about solo effort. I don’t collaborate much with other artist but I do have a dope remix to my song “got me gone” from my mixtape featuring my homie Kay2wavey. I would like to collaborate with lil B oddly enough. Lol.

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Your definition of “Underground Hip Hop”?

Underground hip hop is the raw uncut diamond of black music…

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

I love Pharell & Polo the Don… My homie Kydd beats produced my single… his tracks are amazing.. I produce some of my original tracks as well. I would like to work with all named above

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Any current or future projects you are promoting?

My mixtape #FuckDatDoe is out for free on datpiff & my single “Don’ do it” is for sale in every digital store..

Can you give us a brief description of the creative process of “don’t do it″? Also/ what was the idea or concept  description about your Album Art Cover.

I just wrote until if felt right..lol let the track lead me. The single cover was made by DGM ent who I have a single deal with for “Don’t do it”.

Where can we find your music and info?

On my my site http://zenotheruler.webs.com

Any shout outs?

Yea shouts out to yall for doing this write up & shouts out to me of course.

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