Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Atlanta based rapper Sy Ari Da Kid. Sy Ari Da Kid's single Chase happens to be one of my favorite songs this summer. In case you havent seen the video I've included it below. Sy Ari Da Kid and Drake's alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller single "Man in My City" has also been creating a buzz.
Sy Ari Da Kid's latest mixtape Sy Ari Mix 2 drops tomorrow.
@pattygotcake - What should fans expect from Sy Ari Mix 2
@syaridakid - What you got from the 1st one if not more. Chase was not to lyrical. I'm exercising my lyricism.
@pattygotcake - Where can I catch your next show?
@syaridakid - Next show Im performing at the Masquerade September 4th. Jose Guapo, Scotty ATL, Quentin Miller, Wedding Crashers and Lil Donald are some of the artist you can expect.
@pattygotcake - So when did you realize I can make a career out of rapping?
@Syaridakid - Right out of highschool I was finished with Basketball so I headed to HOT 107.9. I won freestyle Friday 11 weeks in a row.
@pattygotcake - Outside of rapping what do you enjoy doing?
@Syaridakid - I enjoy being with family. I get to see my son everyday. I enjoy seeing my brother and his wife and my parents. I like to be at the crib...and Basketball.
@pattygotcake - Top 5 Atlanta rappers?
@Syaridakid - I dont really like list. But Future is doing something I havent seen before.. Hes influencing everyone. Hes got the college kids, the hood, the hoochies, everyone! People are out here doing the drugs he raps about...he's dominating rap.
@pattygotcake - Who is your greatest musical influence?
@Syaridakid - Cant just name one. Lauryn Hill Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z reasonable doubt, Outkast Love Below, Wu-tang Wu-tang Forever, 3 6 Mafia in their prime.
@pattygotcake - How do you prepare for a studio session? I also saw on a previous interview you dont write anything down?
@Syaridakid - I dont write. No shoes on. A series of beats. I dont sit their while someone is making the beat. I like to record around girls. I dont have an engineer, I record myself.