Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:27:12
After blowing up the internet with his McDonald's rap, the Fort Lauderdale MC is ready to repeat that success with summer mixtape.
You might've seen Hi-Rez's mega viral video "How to order McDonald's like a boss" where he deftly spits his order to a clerk in New York City. However, the Fort Lauderdale MC has some very big surprises in store when his new mixtape drops later this summer. So far, it boasts an impressive roster of features spanning everybody from Masta Ace and Sean Price to RiFF RAFF and Cory Gunz. However, the spotlight is really on Hi-Rez. He's got an impressive, infectious, and inimitable flow that fuels everything he does. At the same time, he knows how to drop an unshakable chorus bound to get audiences moving. He's a thrilling talent that we're just starting to get to know. So, in this exclusive interview, we spoke to Hi-Rez about the mixtape and so much more.
What's your take on your new mixtape?
I have put out singles, EP's, countless mixtapes, and I don't want to say that "This is it," but I have been working on this for over two years right now. I would say this is the first project that showcases all sides of the spectrum and everything in between. It definitely is the most original project. One song could be on a Top 40 playlist while another track could be paired with Immortal Technique and KRS-One.
So, it covers everything you can do?
I have never been in a position as an artist to show everything all at once. I might put out a song that people feel falls into a certain genre and everyone will have an idea or an opinion of who I am. I think that this is the first project that literally showcases everything about me.
Is storytelling important for you?
It is something that I have always done but never really analyzed until recently. I have been actually almost able to hone my skill and talent. I used to just write about what I had seen with my own eyes. As time has gone on, it is now apparent that I can write from someone else's perspective. If I want to write about a story, I can do it. Once I broke down the science behind it, I knew how to do it best. Things became second nature to me once I broke down all the logistics of everything.
Is there a defining record on the mixtape? What track sums it up best for you?
I just put out a couple of singles and I made the conscious effort to have every single different from the next one. I put out many different and versatile songs-as an artist I am going to let the fans decide what they like the best out of all the offerings. I love everything and cannot pick one that is a stand out.