Today we are kicking it with a new artist who is just getting started on his musical journey. He goes by the name of Sid.
We don’t know much about him, other then he been pushing his new video “Numbers On The Board” pretty hard. By the end of this interview HHL and our readers are going to know a lot about Sid and his motives for the game.
HipHopLead- Whats good Sid, how’s things your way?
Sid- Good, I’m just chilling doing this music shit.
HipHopLead- Ok lets start with some basics, how did you come up with the name Sid?
Sid- Well, I was just starting out making music and I needed a rap name. People always said I looked like that punk ass kid from Toy Story so I was just like fuck it and ran with it. Ever since then it just stuck.
HipHopLead- Off subject, remember Sid Vicious from the WWF (laughs)?
Sid- Yeah I’ve heard of him. I don’t really know much about him other than he has a dope name. (laughs)
HipHopLead- Where are you from and representing?
Sid- I just moved out of the Chicago area to live in Winterpark, FL for a little bit. But I’m only in Winterpark temporarily. I don’t know where I’ll be living in a year or so. Hopefully like LA or Chicago.
HipHopLead- How old are you?
HipHopLead- How would you describe your style of Hip Hop?
Sid- I don’t really know. It’s kind of just my style. I just like to experiment with different ways I can put together a song and see what I can do. Sometimes it turns out like shit and sometimes it turns out golden.
HipHopLead- When we saw your video for “Numbers On The Board” it had that real Hip Hop feel. It seemed like you were all about the bars and added a dope performance aspect to it. Is most of your music following that same formula?
Sid- I don’t really have a formula when it comes to music because I don’t want to set any boundaries. The video was just a verse I wrote over Pusha T’s, “Numbers on the Board”, song. When I’m actually making a track I don’t set any limits. I just create what I feel would fit the beat.
HipHopLead- What made you want to pick up the mic and get busy?
Sid- I’ve been listening to rap since as long as I can remember. So I’ve always had a passion for it. But if I had to say one specific moment it’s gotta be the first concert I went to. 50 cent was playing in North Carolina I think.
I can’t remember why I was there actually, but I was. He had the whole crowd hyped as fuck and it was like he was in control of all the energy in the room. I was just like, shit, I want to do this and I know I can do this. That was a couple years ago and since then I’ve been grinding. So shout out to 50 cent.
HipHopLead- On one of your first video releases for the “don’t funk up our beat contest” you were killing it in a double time flow. When was the first time you actually wrote a mid west, double time type of a rap?
Sid- That video was shot about 10 months ago and it was just how I wrote raps at the time. I’ve grown a lot as an artist since. Back then I would just pack as much wordplay as I could into a double time flow, but now it’s different. I realized a flow like that doesn’t work for every song. (laughs)
HipHopLead- Did you ever win the contest?
Sid- No I don’t know who actually won the contest, but I was a finalist.
HipHopLead- What type of goal would it take for you feel to reach your mark in this game?
Sid- Before I put down the mic, I have to be considered one of the greatest. That’s it. Then I know I’ve reached my mark.
HipHopLead- Who are you favorite artists of all time that inspired to pick up a mic and get busy?
Sid- Eminem, Nas, Biggie, Pac, and Jay are probably my top 5 to do it. Just the impact they had and the way they put words was always crazy to me. I just wanna get to the level they are at and actually bring something that’s never been heard to the game.
HipHopLead- Outside of rapping do you Produce or Engineer?
Sid- I just started messing around with beats. But my main focus right now is to rap.
HipHopLead- What is your long term goal as an emcee?
Sid- To be recognized for my craft and all the work I put in. That’s all I want. I don’t really care about the money that much, I mean I could survive off McChickens for the rest of my life if I had to (laughs).
HipHopLead- Are you on a label?
Sid- Nope, currently unsigned.
HipHopLead- Are you looking for a Major or Indy label?
Sid- Right now, I think I just need to focus on the music more than anything because that’s what’s most important. I’m not saying I wouldn’t sign to a label, but it’s not really in my top priorities.
HipHopLead- What new projects are on the way from you?
Sid- I have a project in the works that should be coming out the beginning of summer, but until then I’ll be dropping songs and I’m going to be in a couple cypher videos.
HipHopLead- Any features worth mentioning?
Sid- I haven’t picked out any features yet and I don’t know if I will. It’s too early on in the project to say.
HipHopLead- Any videos or shows coming up?
Sid- Yeah, My facebook page is going to have all the details of any shows and videos.
HipHopLead- It was good kicking it with you Sid. Before we head out of here, let the HHL viewers know where they can check you out. Give any shouts or plugs, the floor is yours.
Sid- Like my Facebook Page www.facebook.com/officialsidmusic
Follow me on twitter @YoitsSiD
Shoutout to Spot Studio, my fans, and everyone who has shown love from the jump.