Harsh.TV Does An Exclusive Interview With The Very Talented Johnny Redd (Emcee) and Nick Arcade (Producer/Emcee) collectively known as the hip hop group State Champs.
Q.Tell us about who you are & What you do?
We are Johnny Redd (Emcee) and Nick Arcade (Producer/Emcee) collectively known as the hip hop group State Champs.
Q: Describe your Music in 5 words
Vintage hip-hop with our own modern approach, classic
Q.Please give your Fans 3 Fun Facts About you
1.We've known each other since the age of 12
2. We’re both huge sports fans and former athletes.
3. We actually are in the process of releasing a sort of mock documentary entitled “Conservation Area” which we both were a part of writing and directing.
Q. What makes your Voice Stand Out from other Artists?
Nick Arcade: Our two contrasting styles that form our unique style. It’s easy to try and follow trends and try to fit in with what’s currently popular in a specific scene or the industry at large. Our thing has always been staying true to developing our own sound. As the producer I’ve tried to craft everything with that in mind.
Q. Do you Write Your Own Material?
Johnny Redd: Besides the clearing of samples everything that we've put out to date has been original music, but who doesn't sample?
Q: What are your Current projects that you are working on?
Nick Arcade: We are currently working on an official State Champs album “Can’t Lose”. Individually Johnny Redd and I are working on solo projects as well “Audio Noir” & “Nxt To Nothing” respectively.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Johnny Redd: Honestly, I see us making a big splash in the music industry. Behind the scenes and on the scene.
Nick Arcade: We’ll definitely be around in the music/entertainment industry it’s what we’re both passionate about.
Q: Where do you get your inspiration?
Nick Arcade: Inspiration comes from everywhere and anywhere. We draw inspiration from movies a lot that’s something that has always inspired us.
Q: Who would you rather listen to UK or US
Johnny Redd: Music is music. If it's good it's good. No discrimination when it comes to good sounds.
Q:What Artist do you listen to?
Johnny Redd: Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar
Nick Arcade: I’ll definitely agree with that a lot of TDE in rotation as far as current artists. Neither of us have boundaries as far as what we listen to. (Personally I listen to everything from Radiohead to DOOM) We have a lot of friends that are artists that make dope music as well so we definitely bump their stuff. Then of course the classics those never go out of style.
Q: Who influences your music?
Johnny Redd: Anybody can be an influence behind a track. The struggle, living life and the pursuit of happiness are the main influences behind tracks.
Q: Please describe your fashion style in 5 words?
Vintage, Classy, Artsy, Sophisticated, Unique
Q: How can people Contact you & Collaborate with you?
Social networks/ emails are the best ways to reach us. @StateChampions on twitter @NickArcade & @JohnnyReddKerr. For inquiries on collaborations hit upDrawingboardent@gmail.com