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FRESH Magazine

Self Xplanatory interviewed by French Vouvou

“I cried listening to this album because I finally was able to hear my own growth”

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Give us a little history about yourself. Where are you from and what was your life and your grind before 2016? I’m the one and only SelfXplanatory, a writer and music artist. I have been writing music since I was 14 years old and when I was 16 years old I came up with the name SelfXplanatory for myself . I really felt it defined the lyrical aspirations I wanted to attain which was to create a style unlike any other and be considered lyrically as one of hip hops’ greatest icons one day. I’m originally from my mothers womb, but during the first 10 years of my life I grew up on the land of what’s called Flint, Michigan and spent the majority of my life growing up in Alabama. My family always spent alot of our time in Greenville, Mississippi as well because thats where the majority of my family was raised and located but Atlanta, Georgia has always been a second home to me as well. Before 2016 my grind and what I call my COME FROM has always been the same which is write, write, write, record, record, record, promote, promote a 24 hour hustle, hustle, hustle. I’ve always hustled but my main hustle these past years have been professional truck driving. I know right, a damn truck driver, but I needed a way to fund my dream. Other than that, I’ve been tuning myself in with the positive forces of nature by aligning my spiritual, mental,

physical, emotional, and etheric self together as one along with mastering the the art of The Law of Attraction. I said some ISH there didn’t I. LOL. I’m serious as hell though. You are currently preparing the release of your new album! Use 3 words to describe this new EP! IT’S ABOUT TIME. meaning finally a new artist in the game that has the perfect blend of all aspects of Hip Hop rolled into one large red, black and green, black power fist having, retro conscious put some respeck on it ass rapper. LMFAO. I’m just sayin’. RBG 4 EVA. As a magazine, we have followed and supported you for years. Your buzz has constantly increased. How has your music evolved so far? My music has transformed in a way that strikes the heart of every listener. The people help to empower the feeling I have about the growth of my music. you know. that reaction from these spirits as well as what I feel when I hear my music come out on record. I cried listening to this album because I finally was able to hear my own growth and I couldn’t believe that it was me. The hard part is over, it’s time to accept the hard work I put into my craft and get ready for the next tier of supafly moments.

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