Exclusive Artist Up Next Interview with NSpire




What is your name and what city do you rep? 

— NSpire 

— I was born in Santa Fe, NM. Lived all over the US since 17yrs old. I rep the world, I like to say the world is my stage. I currently record outta Hollywood/LA.

What is unique about you and your music?

— I speak on topics and have no refrain. From suicide bars to drug addiction lyrics it’s all substance and real.

What shaped your music? 

— I began writing poetry at 7, songs/ raps at 13, recording in my homies closet at 16. Always stayed writing and around 21 started taking it more serious.

When did you realize you were going to make music professionally? 

— I was homeless in a park slide in Oakland while it was raining at 2am... At 21 years old I realized, I had been writing all my life but (never wanted to do it) somethin’ I always enjoyed and was a creative way to express myself since a kid, jus didn’t take it serious until this moment.

What type of music do you listen to? 

—-Everything from Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye to Kendrick Lamar & 2Pac. Mainly soul,r&b, & hiphop.

Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist? 

—- Myself haha, nah I’d say Lute from Dreamville. He dope.

Who would you collab with out of any Artist or Producer?

—- Artist, Id say Kendrick.. Maybe because we both Gemini , nah. I think because his music was a huge impact while homeless, bumpin’ section 80.

—- Producer, be the legendary Dr.Dre and Boi1da being a #2.

What ignites your writing & creative juices? 

—- Memories and the pain/emotions of those times or events.

What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about? 

—- I like to get in nature and meditating, reading, working out & spending time wit my 7 yr old son.

If you weren’t making music professionally, what would you be doing?

—- growing weed legally or be something in that business where it’s legal.

Success to you is… 

— Being at peace and content with where you are and knowing you have what it takes to create anything you desire, fasho.

What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help an artist starting out? 

— Study the Game. The business and networks you come in contact with.

Any upcoming projects or tracks you are apart of? 

—- Yes, dropping a couple singles later this year along with more music videos for the EP ‘Fully Suited’ which dropped in February. Also, working on an LP which will prolly be a 2019 project.

Where do we find you music / social media?

— You can find my music on Apple Music,  Spotify, Tidal, & most online music stores.

—- Go follow me on all social media platforms @highlynspired