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Grammy nominated artist Spitfiya talks about his recent release Hail Mary

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We are sharing our recent interview with grammy nominated artist Spitfiya. He recently paid homage to the late Tupac Shakur with  ‘Hail Mary’ so that will be our main topic of conversation with him.

Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Spitfiya : I am a 4x Grammy nominated /double platinum song writer / recording artist that grew up in the city of Compton that has worked with just about everybody on the west coast in some type of format as a song writer or recording artist. A lot of people might remember me from winning the show, Showtime Presents the Next Episode.

Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Spitfiya : I was inspired by legendary artist and producers that always had eclectic sounds, people that just did not aid by normal music rules artist like 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, Timberland, Twister and NWA.

Twist Online : Your are paying homage to the late Tupac Shakur with your ‘Hail Mary’ remake. What was the inspiration behind this project?
Spitfiya : 2 Pac has played a big role in my life, both of my managers have been involved in 2 Pac’s career and it influenced me to develop the work habit I have. When I first started working on music my manager would bring the 2 Pac All Eyez On Me platinum plaque to my house and he would tell me that one day I would have my own platinum plaques and he embided that in me and I stayed focused and worked really hard until I achieved that goal. The Makaveli album is my favorite 2 Pac cd and I choose Hail Mary because it felt more like a movie than a song and when you watch the video it matched the intensity of the song. That’s one of the things I admire from 2 Pac is that from Hail Mary, California Love to even Brenda Had A Baby they all had a theatrical feel to it. When I write and produce songs I see everything from a visual stand point.

Twist Online : Tell us about the lyrics and production of the track ?
Spitfiya : I have two projects coming out this year, one is an all trap based cd and the other is a west coast cd and I knew I needed a record that was going to grab a lot of attention and so I started looking for songs to remake. I felt like Hail Mary was the perfect record so I got in the studio with my producer The Hand and told him we needed to do a record to pay hamiage to 2Pac but also so show my talent. So the first verse I made a lot of 2 Pac references to pay homage to him and the second verse I had to show more of myself in the verse and then I had to call up my right hand man Demo to lace the vocals. Production wise I like all of my music epic and grand. My upcoming album has a bunch of records that sounds this big.

Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release so far?
Spitfiya : Honestly this is the first day I released this song and I don’t like to read comments but at the rate my phone is blowing up and how my inner circle reacted to the song I knew I had something special.

Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Spitfiya : I’m a very big homebody and it might not seem like it but I’m more on the introvert side so I prefer working in the studio but when I get on that stage I promise you you would think I would prefer performing the song more. My biggest reason on why I like to work in the studio over performing is because I like the art of creating something from nothing and making it into something that can captivate people from the beat to the melody to the lyric and I also discovered I have a new love for shooting visuals for records.

Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Spitfiya : Honestly I feel like I have achieved most of my goals. I only have a few goals on my bucket list left, to release my debut album and also release a classic album and I feel that I have something very special on my hands album wise and to make sure myself and my team are financially stable. I’m very focused on the quality of my music.

Twist Online : Are you working on any new project after “Hail Mary”?
Spitfiya : Yes, I have two projects coming this year. The first is “The Beautiful Sound of Ignorance” and the second one is “The Beautiful Sound of Ignorance 2” and I’m thirty songs deep into the third one and I’m 60 to 70 percent done with my album. I appreciate the love your showing me with this interview, and remember, if you ain’t up on spit, then you ain’t up on shit. Brilliant!

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