Growing up in a Latino household, being influenced by popular artists and sounds such as Aventura, it became a staple in the development of his music as he grew older. As his knowledge grew, his sound grew leading him to indulge in his desire to create more music and become a better rapper with fast pace tempos and punchlines. ORG Prophecy embraces Hip hop sounds to Jazz to Latin giving his own little twist.
Christopher Lopez known as inventive lyricist ORG Prophecy rapper, lyricist, producer and composer from Williamsburg NY, is making his mark in the tri-state with his latest release "Y.K.T.V.". His first single off of Can't Sleep Sober is rapidly growing past 15,000 plays since it's release.
Growing up in a latino household, being influenced by popular artists and sounds such as Aventura, it became a staple in the development of his music as he grew older. As his knowledge grew, his sound grew leading him to indulge in his desire to create more music and become a better rapper with fast pace tempos and punchlines. ORG Prophecy embraces Hip hop sounds to Jazz to Latin giving his own little twist.
Interview with Bee Papino
Q: How do you feel growing up listening to artists like Aventura shaped your career, path and sound as an artist differently than other artists coming out today?
A: I think their emphasis on songwriting and purposeful instrumentation influenced my ideology on music creation. In an industry where revolving door music is the norm, taking my time on creating a thematic project with cohesive sounds sets my work apart from current day fads.
Q: What else can we expect from you on Can't Sleep Sober and 2021?
A: Everyone tuning into my project can expect experimental sounds and writing styles. The goal of this EP was to expand my production ability and emulate the addiction formula in songwriting. Broadly speaking, 2021 is the execution of highly detailed planning and preparation. There are a lot of songs and visuals on the way.
Q: If you had one message you want your listeners to get from you, what would it be?
A: Specifically with CSS, I want my listeners to never quit on their goals. The first song on the EP denotes the courage it takes to pursue a passion without a clear career path. With art there isn't a basic model you can follow that will ensure your success. While sometimes disheartening, the intention for creating your art should always drive you,
Q: How did your latest single Y.K.T.V. featuring China Marie come to be?
A: It began with an introduction from a close friend Zeus. We met at an old home studio and listened to various beats I had created. After hearing the beat for Y.K.T.V., we discussed the message of the song and the theme of the album. Then a few moments later, China got in the makeshift booth and laid down those powerful and inspiring bars.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a music artist VS your favorite part of being a producer?
A: I love this question. This has been on my mind for a long time. As a rapper and writer, I have always focused on becoming more creative and infectious. I want my lines to leave a lasting impression on the listener. I spend most of my time traveling through my city thinking of clever double entendres and word play. This process of creation is the most exciting to me. Before producing, the struggle was finding beats that resonated with me and ensuring that they were available for purchase. My favorite part of producing music is that nothing is left to chance anymore. There isn't that period wishing that you stumble onto a good beat on YouTube. You can tailor the beat to fit what you are trying to achieve. Whereas before I would just focus on key elements in a song (i.e. the kick drum, or main melody), now I could focus on the little things in the instrumentation that truly makes a song unforgettable. And it's this unison that allows a whole project to have a consistent identity and flow.
Q: What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself, or new artist following your footsteps?
A: Train. I think that we are in such a rush to achieve stardom that we compromise on things that we shouldn't. Send that time in the lab working on your skill. Learn to take criticism and embody your intention fully. Are you here to express and challenge yourself or to become rich? I feel like you can never fail if you are true to yourself and your heart.
Q: Where can our audience find you?
Catch the trailer for "HaHa" below, officially available on January 29th!