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Tuffhouse 20 Questions: Micky P.

Micky P. | MC, Verbal Architects | Artist


Photo Credit: Daena Crosby

How long have you been making music?
Since I was 14

What’s your favorite food?
Any kind of greasy stuff from 7/11 [laughs]. Yeah, the most unhealthy stuff, that’s what I like

What’s your favorite city?
Uh, I dunno. Edmonton?

Who’s your favorite artist of all time?
Corey Taylor, from Slipknot

What musical trend would you like to see end right now and never, ever come back?
Disposable pop

What’s been your favorite collaboration to take part in so far?

Who are three artists you would you like to work with in the future?
Philip Solo, Burt McCracken from the Used, and Franz from Attila

What made you want to be a hip hop artist?
Just meeting local MCs. At first I was a punk rocker, but nobody wanted me in their band, so I started meeting MCs, and now I’m a rapper [laughs]

What’s the advice you’d give to somebody who wants to become a producer like yourself?
If you feel like you could do it, do it. Continue to shine and grow, push product out, and always grow. Don’t ever fall into anybody’s footsteps, and stay authentic about it

How long does it take you to write a song, on average?
A full song, like five hours. Four to five hours

What’s the hardest thing about your job?
Uh, keeping your head straight

What inspires you, in general?
Just the feeling of being alive again, kinda makes…I dunno. It makes things exciting, wanting to do it, and the excitement of already doing it gets you hooked, so you keep wanting to go back and write better songs and grow

What’s your favorite color?

What other styles of music inspire you?
Punk rock, metal, reggae, and blues

What are three artists you’ve got bumpin’ right now?
Blink-182, The Used, and New Found Glory

Are there any myths about the industry you’d like to dispel?
It isn’t always glamorous and fun. There’s a lot of work behind it. People see you onstage but they don’t see the blood sweat and tears. It is fun, but there comes a point where it’s definitely still a job. You can’t just f*ck around and expect to be something

Is we finish, or is we done?
Is we finished?

What do you have coming up that we can all look forward to?
The Micky Pops EP, and hopefully I can get some videos going!

What, to you, is “living the dream”?
I dunno, I think it’s being able to financially support yourself through your music. I think that’s living the dream

Any shoutouts?
Unspittable, DJ Ned, DJ Creeasian, DJ Dice, everyone down at CypherWild, Brittany’s Lounge, DV8, Mel for hooking us up with some of our first gigs, and iHuman!

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