This week we interviewed Dallas, TX rapper Prynce P. Check his BTA profile HERE
Please introduce yourself.
My name is Prynce P. I am a Persian/American artist who resides in Dallas, TX.
How did you end up making music and how did your artist name come about?
I have always been involved with music but did not record my first singled until 2002 in Atlanta, GA. I was living in DC at the time and a good friend of mine who was a famous Dj in Atlanta asked me to visit him as he had a big gig that weekend. My last night in Atlanta, he played a beat which I started to freestyle to. He then turned to me and said, “P, you can flow?” I told him that I just play around at times. He then put me in the booth and said, “Do what you just did again” Next thing you know, Royal M and I created a track which started my music career. My artist name is a nickname that was giving to me back in high school. Since I was the only Persian at my school, they named me Prince like “The Prince of Persia.” I just couldn’t spell back then so I spelled it with a “Y.” Haha!
How would you describe your music?
Story lines that create awareness.
Tell us little about your creative process?
This may sound funny to most but all of my bars and topics come from when I am driving. I go in my own world, I see things around me and get ideas and freestyle until I remember it. I think that most of us musicians view the world a bit different. We see things that most don’t.
What is the best thing about being in a rap artist?
You get to express your thoughts and feelings in a form of art.
You collaborate with a lot of different artists in your music including quite a few legendary rappers. What makes you want to bring all these different people on your records?
I grew up listening to Bizzy Bone, Spice 1, Lil Flip, Paul Wall, K Rino, etc… for me to be able to work with these amazing rappers is a dream come true. To top it off, the songs being played on the radio? Mannnnnnnnnnn!!! Maybe this also answers the last question.
The most memorable show you performed?
There are so many! But I think that the one that truly stands out is when I was asked by Congresswoman Johnson to perform my single “My Paradise” which won an award from The House of Representatives.
If you could choose, which artist would you like to see live? Dead or alive.
Man, this is a very tough question. If Hip Hop, I would say, Biggy. If Rock, I would say Nirvana and if Pop, I would say Michael Jackson.
Tell us about your regular hang out? Have you ever had a gig there?
I’ve been living in Dallas most of my life and have performed and sold out 80% of the clubs here but as I get older, I am distancing myself from the city and getting more involved with nature. Who knows, maybe one day I can perform in front of lions and tigers.
Future projects we should know about?
As most know, “14” was my last album. This is why I gave it 2 years of my life featuring 34 amazing Rappers, Singers, DJ’s and Producers. As of now, I am planning to get more involved in voice overs and artist development at the studio.
Which artist would you like to see being interview by BTA? Which one question would you ask them?
This is a great question. I honestly would love to see all the musicians who I worked with on my album get an interview.
Thanks P! Be sure to get “14” everybody and see you guys next week!