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Tuffhouse 20 Questions: PersuAsian

PersuAsian | MC | Professional Boom-Bapper| Hip Hop Enthusiast


Photo Credit: Amber Bracken

How long have you been making music?
Around 5 years

What’s your favorite food?
|My fave comfort food is French onion soup, and I’m also down with anything pasta

What’s your favorite city?

Who’s your favorite artist of all time?
That’s really f*ckin’ hard. I don’t think I have an all-time favourite, but someone I’m constantly bumpin’ is J Cole

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

What’s been your favorite collaboration to take part in so far?
Valkyrie, or the song I did with Nemesis and Roman, called “Lonely People”

Who are three artists you would you like to work with in the future?
|The Hedonist [Editor’s note: any time, Persweezy!], K-Riz, and KazMega

What made you want to be a hip hop artist?
It was like, all around me, and I always wrote poetry so it just kind of fit

What’s the advice you’d give to somebody who wants to follow in your footsteps?
Do less drugs

 How long does it take you to write a song, on average?
Depends on my mood really. Sometimes I just feel like writing and it takes an hour or two, but others I’ll have to work on a song for a couple of days because I get stuck

What’s the hardest thing about your job?
Dealing with b*tches

What inspires you, in general?

What’s your favorite color?
Burgundy to wear, purple to see

What other styles of music inspire you?
I dunno, like R&B and kind of like, jazz

What are three artists you’ve got bumpin’ right now?
Kendrick, K-Riz, and Rhythm Child

Are there any myths about the industry you’d like to dispel?
It takes money to make money!

Is we finish, or is we done?
We never finish, never done, always learning

What do you have coming up that we can all look forward to?
On August 5th, I have a show on the reserve in Alexis, and I have a show with  DJ Ned coming up in August as well

What, to you, is ‘Living the Dream?’
Not having to struggle

Any shoutouts?
Shout out to Valkyrie, to Mel, and to anybody supporting me

Bonus Question: With the legalization of marijuana at the helm of North American politics, what do you have to say about legalization vs. decriminalization, and the war on drungs, in general?
The war on drugs is bullsh*t. I think that we could just, yeah. Legalize. It’s safer that way

Bonus Question #2: What is your opinion on how best to handle the recent wave of racial intolerance, violence, and injustice that has been on the rise in North America? Do you feel that as a hip hop artist, you have any responsibilities in this regard? Why or why not?
I mean, there is no good way to handle that. There are people in higher authority that have powers that I don’t and they don’t do anything about it. There’s always been racism, and it’s hard to change ignorant minds. I think that as artists, we have a responsibility to speak about it – and not just about the hardship, but the resilience too

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