We have Queens in the building. Meet,P unskription the hip hop duo with style and swag and of course they have the rhymes! They are different and stand in their own lane. Good guys! In our recent interview, we talked about their upbringing, upcoming plans, and their experience making their latest singles. Check it out below.
Tell us about yourself and your music.
We’re a Hip-hop duo born and raised in Queens, NY. We always make sure to shout-out Queens because the dynamics of our music are definitely influenced by the diversity of our borough and NYC in general. Lyrically we’re inspired by artists like Nas, Pharoahe Monch, Aesop Rock, and Saul Williams. Sonically our production is inspired by artists like TOKiMONSTA, Grimes, Tears for Fears, and El-P .
How would you describe your sound?
Electronic-driven lyrical hip-hop.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
We definitely have technology to thank for our EP “Native Brains: Foreign Hearts.” We both work full time jobs which leaves little time for us to meet in person. Instrumentals and demos were sent through e-mail and a lot of our production happened on a laptop in a coffee shop. We only really spent quality time in-person during final vocal tracking. As an artistic experience, we definitely found our sound writing this EP. We spent a lot of time re-arranging, re-writing, and even cutting whole songs until we were happy with it down to every note, word, and sound.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
We’re working on a two new projects. The first is a mixtape of songs that we want to put out but don’t feel like it would fit on an album or EP. The other project is something we’re really excited about, but are keeping under wraps until it’s ready. We’ve only shown the work in progress to people who are directly involved with it.
As for shows, we try to play in NY as much as possible and are hoping to hit the west coast this year.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
Releasing “Native Brains: Foreign Hearts” because we’ve figured out our workflow, found our chemistry and found our sound through it. Now that we have this body of work as a basis for what we want to put out, writing and finishing new material has become more organic.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
We collaborated with independent artists Lex Rush and Michael Joel Bosco on our EP. They both are talented, easy to work with, and understand what we’re trying to do with our music. So they were more than the ideal collaborators, they were partners on the songs they contributed to. As for more well-known artists, having a track produced by TOKiMONSTA would be cool.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
What can we expect from you in the future?
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?