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Collin GIbson Interview

Brief intro of yourself

-Whattup? My name is Collin Gibson; born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; lover of all things art, especially music.

How long have you been rapping?

-I always messed around with putting words together, even as a child. I didn't start taking rapping seriously until my sophomore year of high school. This dude was sitting at the lunch table rapping and I was like "Thats was weak" or something like that. He said I couldn't do better, so that night I went home and wrote some bars. When I came back and spit em, everybody was like "OOOOH! Collin can SPIT!"

When did you realize you loved performing?

I have known that I loved being on stage since I was a child. I started out as a kid with musicals. I believe my first one was Snow White. I was Happy Dwarf. After that I did a few more musicals, then moved on to singing in talent shows, then rapping. I've always felt comfortable on stage.
 

What was your first performance? What was going through your head as your performed?

Hmm. I honestly can't remember my first performance. As far back as I can think though, my only concern once I get on stage has always been to just have fun. I may be all kinds of nervous before I get up there, but once I have that mic in my hand, I turn into a different person.

How would you describe your sound?

My sound isn't that easy to describe. I guess at the core, its underground/backpack rap, but infused with elements of alternative, rock, pop, and R&B. Let me put it like this: If you took Pharrell, Kanye, Common, Cake, and B.E.P. and swirled em around in a bowl, you might have something that KIND OF resembles my music.

If you had the opportunity to perform a song with anyone, who would you pick and why?

Perform? My mom hands down. She has an AMAZING voice. She sings at Summerfest nearly every year. Even opened for Elton John at the Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Show. Yea. I'd perform with her!

Who are you musical inspirations?

I love to hear anyone who is experimental with their music, like M.I.A. On the production side, I love Dre, Pharrell, Timbaland. Some artists that I get inspiration from are N.E.R.D., Kanye West, and Lupe Fiasco.

Your album is entitled "10", what is the significance behind the title?

This album was a release from 2010. Last year was undoubtedly the worst year of my life. I put everything that I had into music in 2010. I gave it all of my time and all of my money. Because of that, I lost jobs, vehicles, women, even got evicted. By the time I started writing for this CD, I was sleeping on an air mattress in the middle of my homeboy's unfurnished apartment. He let me stay there while he was out of town on business. The solitude, the time to think, and all of the experiences just led up to me recording the album.

What is your favorite song on the album?

I don't really know which one is my favorite lol. I guess "Fornication" is the most fun to perform, "Greatness" has the hardest bars, and "Till it Hurts" is definitely the sexiest. I can't just pick one lol.

My favorite song is 'Love A Nerd', where did the concept for the song come from?

Well, I always joke around about how I'm the coolest nerd that you know. When you first meet me, you would never know that I skipped 2 grades, speak Arabic fluently, was once addicted to World of Warcraft, and am still obsessed with anything Final Fantasy. You would just think I was a cool ass dude. Im making being a nerd look good lol.

You're currently on the 54 Weeks tour, how is the tour going?

The tour is going great! We are putting this whole thing on ourselves, and learning everyday how to make it better and better. You have to follow our journey to see what Im talking about. www.54weeks.com (sorry but I had to plug that early lol)

What tour dates and locations are still left?

We are currently on the east coast and have booked quite a few shows out here. We are always looking to add to what we have however, and we just started booking the midwest.

Where do yourself as an artist in 5 years?

I have no idea, honestly. Hopefully in a place that allows me to live comfortably off of doing what I love. I don't need a fortune, a mansion, or a Lambo. Just want to be comfortable.

Any new projects in the works?

I am always working. Ill have something fresh for you all within the next few months.

Where can fans hear more of your music, and buy your album?

The album is for sale at 
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What is your contact info for fans/producers?


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