I’d like to introduce you to Vince, an Alicante artist who raps in up to 5 languages and is a positive force musically , just what is handy for the Northern Hemisphere winter. (Southern types will find him very sun appropriate)
I spoke to him recently about his career so far and his plans for the future.
A- You’re very upbeat, very positive in your outlook, which is refreshing. Obviously very open to other cultures. A “World Citizen”
Vince- In ‘Ciudadano Del Mundo’ I wanted to set out the five languages I can easily use and be understood. (German is the shortest part as that’s my lowest level.) I dream of a world in peace and with much more love than the one we see in the news so I send my messages in as many languages as I can
I think and speak positively after overcoming racism and also cancer. I know negativity takes away from life and I still want to hang around for a good while, ha!
A- How did you get started in the music business?
V- I started practicing freestyle rap in 2004 with a group of friends in Alicante. My first official song ‘Cual Es Mi Camera?’ was featured on my friend Aaron’s Mixtape “Aaron Beats Vol 1” in 2005 when I was 17 but but I started writing lyrics when I was around 8 years old as a true means of expressing myself
A – Who are your musical heroes and influences?
V- Michael Jackson and Bob Marley are my musical heroes, no doubt. Icould say Busta Rhymes and Eminem are my stronger influences, they were the first ones I listened to but I later found myself in the Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Pharaohe Monch, Common..in rap, but at the same time Red hot Chili Peppers, James Brown, Kool And The Gang….a lot of influences.
A-You collaborate with a lot of acts. Anyone else we should check out?
V- The biggest names I have collaborated with are Jaloner and Bha, and I will be appearing as a support act for Kase-O (the best selling rapper formerly of Violadores del Verso)
A- What plans do you have going forward? The tour with Kase-O is one but are there other releases?
V- I’m in the middle of a double life. I’m a physical therapist for my economic needs but art is where I put most of my energy. I’m working on my website http://www.lovelifevince.com,
I’m finishing the editing of my next video ‘Teoria De la Negatividad’ one of the most intense songs on my new album “Perdido En Encontrarme” and that should be up on my youtube channel ‘VinceVevo’ in the next month. (I’m also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as lovelifevince)
A- Thanks, gracias, merci , danke for your time.