Based out of Indianapolis, IN, Brooks The Prophet has been creating music since 2014. Being part of Jungle Muzik Entertainment, Brooks The Prophet carries inspirations of Pierre Bourne, UnoTheActivist, Drake into the music he creates.
As he graciously delivers the triumphant likes of his most recent single, “Pinocchio,” Brooks The Prophet flaunts his techniques like a modern-day emcee in the realm of Hip-hop. Tackling the verses in a vivid manner that fluently sits in a buoyant stream of zest, Brooks The Prophet can be heard sharpening his lyrical dexterity all while taking a melodic approach to the effervescence surging from the instrumentation.
Dangling harmonies that lay in the thick of his inventive flairs, Brooks The Prophet is no stranger to opening up with his audience and doing so in a captivating manner. Touching on themes of trust and, therefore, the lack of which can happen in relationships, Brooks The Prophet effortlessly vocalizes the relevance of his subject manner in a mesmerizing way that has his fan base singing right back to him.
“Pinocchio” takes the spotlight away from the various witty quips that tend to be used in Hip-hop verses, as the attention shines on the inimitable structure that the song holds. Continuously delivering a performance that has listeners in awe of what’s next to come, Brooks The Prophet is right on the money with the unapologetic person that he finesses throughout the swift cadences conveyed. Tap in with Brooks The Prophet, and be sure to douse yourself in a hefty dose of “Pinocchio.”
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Brooks The Prophet, and congratulations on the release of your latest single, “Pinocchio.” Was there a specific moment that inspired the creation of this track?
I appreciate you all for taking the time to ask me about my music. The funny thing about "Pinocchio" is that I wrote it back when I was single. I'm in a relationship now, but my thought at the time was that I would not let my future significant other deter me from my path. I've seen many passions die off due to the distractions (both good and bad) that a relationship can bring. I was not going to let that happen to me. Coincidentally, I met my girlfriend a few months after I'd written the song. One of the things that stood out to me about her was that as she got to know me she made it clear she would NEVER deter me from my path. On the contrary, she's been very supportive of me in my endeavors. It's crazy how that was the exact understanding that I wanted in a relationship and I was able to manifest it through music.
In your own words, what does “Pinocchio,” mean to you? What are you hoping listeners can take away from it?
"Pinocchio" to me represents a phase in a person's life where they have to make the choice of not being held back from their ambitions. The only one that can stop you from pursuing your dreams is you. Not your significant other, not your job, not your bank account, YOU! The choice to give up disguises itself as a compromise. Life will present many opportunities for you to pause your passion. Pinocchio is a representation of what happens when you give in to it instead of pause it. Always make the jump.
There have been talks about a music video for this track! What can you tell us about the creative process for the visuals?
The underlying theme going into this project was "step out of your comfort zone". This was definitely the case for the "Pinocchio" video. The director (PlugBoyFilms) had mentioned he would be in NYC for the entire month of February so I flew by myself all the way out to Manhattan, NY to work with him. This was my first time going to New York, and also my first time actually meeting the videographer (who I call "Lo") and Mansion Films who also direct videos. The process of going to a place you've never been before can be intimidating; especially when you're meeting up with people you've never met face to face. In the end, though, pressure always yields diamonds, and I ended up establishing great business relationships, experiencing a new culture, and shooting an amazing video in historic Times Square.
What has been your favorite part about the release of this track?
"Pinocchio" took me to places I'd never been and connected me with people from all over the world. To me, that's my favorite part about music in general. I leased the beat from my producer friend Acey who is based in Virginia, recorded the song with Mathaius Young here in Indianapolis, and shot the music video with Lo (who is from Flint, MI) in Times Square, NY. Also, the cover artist for Hate Me Now (the EP "Pinocchio" is on) is based in Ukraine! His name is @VaprArt on Instagram. He's done work for Lil Wop who is one of my favorite artists ever. The reach music can have is mind-blowing. It unites everyone.
What can we expect to see throughout the rest of the year from you?
You can expect to see timeless music and much more content from me in 2021. The next single I'm going to put out is called "PIZZA PLVNET" so definitely keep an eye out for that when it drops. I spent the majority of 2020 learning to make beats on FL so be on the lookout for some Brooks The Prophet production placements as well. I'm starting a podcast called Jungle Muzik Radio, and I also have a weekly vlog on my Youtube channel (Jungle Muzik TV) called SNACK GOD that people should check out. If you love junk food you'll get a kick out of it for sure.