RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW LONDON ARTIST PRIME SINISTER
Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
I’ve always loved music! I think I became a musician because I saw it as an outlet I was talented in.
Introduce us to you and your musical history.
My musical history started with an album called ‘Alphabet Soup’, which I made with a group. I then made ‘Riot Gear For The Soul’ in 2018, and ‘Patient Zero’ in 2020.
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
“How did you come up with your style?” – it’s a long story, I think.
We set up RGM USA and many other countries in the world to share music with America and the UK, good idea?
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
It’s maybe a bit strange, but I subscribe to the moon landing conspiracy. But none others. Think about it; JFK is in the grips of the Cold War with the USSR and says they will LAND ON THE MOON by the end of the 1960s. In the last moments of 1969, they actually do it – but have never done it since. It’s not even possible. I call bullshit.
Interesting…. Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?
Art easel. I will use it though!
What useless party trick do you have?
Beatboxing, I think. Haha.
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
Probably my last show. At Ram Jam Records in Kingston – I pretty much just went off.
What was the worst experience on stage?
When you forget your lines – mad feeling.
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about.
I’m a very pure-hearted person, despite my name!
If you had to describe your band/music to an alien how would you describe it?
I have invented a new style of rhyming called ‘Syllablism’, which involves rhyming the same syllable throughout a verse. Every line and every verse is symmetrical syllabically, and creates a very interesting sound.
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
My rhyme style. It’s never been done like me.
Right now, what’s pissing you off the most?
The fact that I have so much unreleased music.
What’s your favourite song to play live and why?
Probably ‘Prime Time. It’s my biggest song.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it?
My new album is absolutely unbelievable. I’ve been working on it for nigh-on 2 years.
Talk me through the thought process of the single/album/ep?
It’s the second song I’ve released that’s self-produced. I’m really proud of it.
What was the recording process like?
I recorded it with King Krule’s guy in South London. It was an amazing experience.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?
I struggled a little because I was writing for a wider audience, not just the underground audience.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
No. You never know with these things in the future though!
What are your plans for the year ahead?
Release the album, and go on tour!
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?