H-P is a Hip-Hop artist based out of Freeport, whose love for music began when he was a child. Since learning how to create his own beats, H-P has been striving to create timeless music that has its own unique flair to the table. This was something that we easily heard in H-P’s latest release, “Queen Of Life.”
“Queen Of Life” opens up with a moody, slightly intense keyboard motif that pulls us into H-P’s songwriting. H-P dedicates the entirety of “Queen Of Life” to every queen out there and how much he appreciates all of the women in his life. Then using his own production skills, H-P beautifully crafts an organic record that feels fluid from start to end, featuring thundering 808 drums, delicate strings, keyboards, and then as the cherry on top, H-P’s directly in your face vocal performance that dynamically evolves throughout “Queen Of Life” to switch from being honest and direct to being something that is more elegant with his silky harmonies. It was clear to hear some of H-P’s early influences in this release, and we cannot wait to hear what else is coming from this honest singing rapper.
Hey H-P! Welcome to BuzzMusic! With your latest release “Queen Of Life” being a dedication to all of the women in your life, was there anything that had sparked the inspiration for you to create a release like this? What was your inspiration behind each lyric?
My inspiration for this release is my mother. My mother has always been there to help guide me through a lot of things in life. Raising me without the help of my father. We had a strong family structure so she had a lot of help, but it was still up to her how we turn out as men. Also watching my Aunt's growing up and just how close-knit they were with raising us.
It is really cool to hear that your influences were icons such as Garth Brooks and Selena, what about these icons makes them an influence for you? What are some ways that you yourself try to stick out from the crowd?
Well, that was some of what I remember my mother listening to as I was growing up. My direct influences when I started to enjoy music were Michael Jackson, Usher, Mary J. Blige and when I got introduced to Rap it was The Notorious BIG, The Lox, Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep, C-N-N, Wu-Tang, LL Cool J. I don't want to sound cocky but I'm very confident in my ability to sound unique with my music.
Since learning to create your own music yourself, what are some of the challenges you faced in regards to making music and how did you overcome them?
One of the main challenges I still face is staying focused on one project at a time. Now I push myself to stay on that project until it's complete. I take breaks often, clears my mind lets my ears rest to start fresh again.
Now with this release being out, is there anything that you wish you could have told your younger self to change? Do you have any aspirations for future releases?
If you think you're into music go all in and do it because I played around with music for years and only now am I serious about it. I'm still going to release a new single every month is what I'm aiming for. I want to build a catalog of music that all sounds different from each other as much as I can. I want to bring my listeners that "I wonder what the next one is going to sound like" feeling. I'll also be releasing all free experimental/mixtape singles on SoundCloud. I have ideas daily that I would like to express.
What else is coming in 2020?
2020 is a rough year so far. I'm looking to do a few different things but we will have to see with the world being so on edge at the moment.