5 Questions with $hine Brida
What motivates you?
Keeping my sanity. When I write it’s like my brain’s vomiting. If I held all my thoughts in, they’d poison me. They have the potential of an appendix.
What’s the best part of what you do?
That I can say whatever I want and I have an outlet for that. I have a highly active inner monologue and now I can put it to use in a way that I wouldn’t be able to if I was a hairdresser. Or a least a hairdresser anybody wanted to go to. People expect this sort of thing from rappers, though. It’s an asset.
What’s the most inspiring thing a listener has ever told you?
Two days ago someone downloaded my new mixtape and told me they wanted to eat my heart. That was pretty cool. It means I’m on the right path at least.
Does a specific mood or state generate your best work?
Not really, I get up at 4:30am and have words running through my head from then on, whatever I’m doing. I keep having to stop to write. I love all different atmospheres, locations, people, memories, ideas - there’s inspiration in all of them. I do get fixated in certain things every now and then though, and then I’m influenced heavily by how that subject “feels” even if I don’t write about the subject itself. So it’s more internal. Like I’ll sit down and think a lot about one of my favourite subjects and create the mood myself.
What’s next for you?
I’m working on an EP right now called “Murders” with Detroit producer Eyes and Teeth. It will be out by the end of the year and I’m very excited about it. Right now I’m also filming my first acting role in the indie film “Cerebrate”, so watch out for that too.