GET TO KNOW: Larry Coleman 2020
Following on from a flurry of bold and exciting releases throughout the last year, Las Vegas-based rapper Larry Coleman 2020 is back once again to unveil his killer new single 'The Real Me'.
Collaborating with Joon Jukx for the release, 'The Real Me' continues his broad and inventive approach to the hip-hop sound. With his fresh and driven flow riding a bed of pulsing production throughout, this new one will have you nodding your head from start to finish.
So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
The first artist I ever fell in love with was Nas. My older brother had the Stillmatic Tape. We used to to bump that in his old school Mustang.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Yeah ofourse. I started Anger & Pain. Group was duo composed of myself and my childhood Robert
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
Writing Music started off as strictly therapy. Most people familiar with my catalog know that.
Now my inspiration comes from myself. It's a challenge to me. To see how complete I can make a song, from start to finish. How many streams I can get on it and I definitely still care what my friends think. Famous and not
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
I just recently started listening to Mac Miller. I know I know. Anyway, his first smash joint
"Best Day Ever" was so perfect. The video displays his childhood innocence. And the song celebrating the same. The song is incredibly well written and uplifting too. It's so good I wish it was mine.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
The beginning. I was so eager to prove myself as an MC that I needed to slow down and focus on quality. I wish some of my early songs were better prepared and better strategised.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I made my come up in the Bay Area. If I could share the stage with anyone it would be Cookies Founder and artist Berner. He is just the coolest guy on the planet.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
Berner For Sure. But My dream collaborations are Macklemore and Chance the Rapper. I admire the positivity in their style of music
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Five years from now, I see myself as a big time player in classic hip-hop. Established entirely on my own as an artist. Independent from everything and everyone. I see myself working on the business together with my closest friends and family. And I see myself being inspirational for other up n comers in the industry.
Larry Coleman 2020's new single 'The Real Me' is available to stream now. Check it out below.