Friday, May 29, 2009

SLABUP.COM Exclusive - Interview with Mike Posner

Mike Posner became one of the freshest new faces on the scene in 09' with his mixtape "Matter of Time," we at SLABUP.COM were able to get an exclusive interview with him earlier this week. Check it out below!


*Posner performing with Big Sean*

10 Questions with Mike Posner

SLABUP: How did you get to where you are right now? Have you always wanted to sing?

MP: I always wanted to make music, but actually I only started singing about a year ago, I was strictly producing, for other people and I was tired of having my ideas having to go through someone else. I was writing hooks for the beats I was making…damn, my bad I am hella out of breath I just ran up some stairs, all I do is make music now I never go to the gym haha, but I didn’t have any singers to sing it for me, so I just started singing it myself. That’s what’s so exciting; I am still getting better every day at singing.

SLABUP: What are you studying at Duke?

MP: I am actually a Sociology and Business major.

SLABUP: Where do you find inspiration in your lyrics?

MP: Just real life man, I really don’t ever talk bout shit I don’t know about, so usually I am talking about shit that has actually happened to me.

SLABUP: What separates you from other artists in the game?

MP: Number one, the fact that I write produce and sing, you know my shit is not gonna sound like anyone else’s cuz I am not using a Swizz Beats beat, or a Neptunes beat, or a Timbaland beat, so just by nature it is going to sound different because I am making all of the music. And then, you know I am a different person than everyone else, and like I said in the last question I write about shit I know, and nobody is me and no one’s lyrics will be the same as mine, so I really take pride in my lyrics. I come from a hip-hop background so I try to write pop music that rappers like as well, I make pop music, but the lyrics aren’t corny, they say somethin.

SLABUP: Which artist has reached out the most and shown you support?

MP: Man, a lot, first of all my best friend is Big Sean, It’s a cool story man, you know, I am from the suburbs of Detroit and he is from the city, and if you don’t know Big Sean’s story but he got signed by rapping for Kanye at the radio station in Detroit and that’s how Kanye discovered him, and after that happened I interned at that same station, so that’s how I met Big Sean. It’s a cool story cuz we never would have met if it wasn’t for music and now we’re like best friends. But what artists have shown support? Umm, Bun B had my stuff on his ipod down in Texas. Jay-Z, that was probably the craziest, KiD CuDi I met in Texas he was really cool. But I don’t wanna build who I am off of someone who likes me haha, but I have been blessed with a lot of people showin support.

SLABUP: What are you bumpin right now on your ipod?

MP: People ask me that a lot haha and I never remember, lemme think, oh, I just gave the Lady Gaga album the whole listen, I wish I had listened to the album when it first came out cuz I had to skip through all the single, but yah I love her. I just got a bunch of beats from producers in Detroit so I was listening to those on the plane haha, I know that’s not the coolest answer haha.

SLABUP: Which artist would you want to do a track with in the future?

MP: Young Jeezy (answered right away), His voice is so awesome, we are kinda equivalents haha maybe the song should be called Mr. Raspy! People be like “Who’s your favorite rapper?” I’ll be like “Andre 3000, Jeezy” people be like “Jeezy? Your joking” but I am like “Naw he’s like my favorite rapper” you like Jeezy for different reasons than you like Andre 3000 ya know? His ad-libs (then MP went on to demonstrate the infamous Jeezy ad-libs) HUHAA!! YEEEEEAA!!

SLABUP: Your mixtape "Matter of Time" has created a lot of noise in the music world in 2009, is there anything else we can expect from you this year?

MP: Yah definitely! I am gonna do another mixtape probably in the fall sometime, kinda like a going back to school present, I am working on that right now. Also working on my album at the same time which will probably come out in 2010 sometime. I don’t know what my next mixtape will be called yet but we’ll see.

SLABUP: What is your favorite Chip Tha Ripper song? And would you be open for a colab with Chip?

MP: The one he did with Sean! I met him at Sean’s release party, and yah I wanna colab with everybody! I actually did a show in University of Dayton and everyone was like “Man you need to do a song with Chip” so, we’ll see what happens.

SLABUP: Anything else that the world should know about Mike Posner before we sign off?

MP: I am more awesome than your favorite artist! Ha! nah but you can download my mixtape for free off of itunes, just type in my name! and check out my website www.MikePosner.com

(This interview was conducted by Jamie Slade for www.SLABUP.com)

Download: Mike Posner - Kiss Me Thru The Phone Remix Ft. Izza Kizza


10 comments:

The Mayor said...

Good Interview Jamie - Mike Posner is the mannnnnnn (no homo)

The Mayor said...

BTW that 'kiss me thru the phone' song sucks - he could have done way better with that

Kev - S.L.A.B. ENT. said...

haha... hatin!

damn dan.

Kev - S.L.A.B. ENT. said...

great job jamie.

more interviews coming soon.

Kev - S.L.A.B. ENT. said...

hilarious...

SLABUP: Which artist would you want to do a track with in the future?

MP: Young Jeezy (answered right away), His voice is so awesome, we are kinda equivalents haha maybe the song should be called Mr. Raspy! People be like “Who’s your favorite rapper?” I’ll be like “Andre 3000, Jeezy” people be like “Jeezy? Your joking” but I am like “Naw he’s like my favorite rapper” you like Jeezy for different reasons than you like Andre 3000 ya know? His ad-libs (then MP went on to demonstrate the infamous Jeezy ad-libs) HUHAA!! YEEEEEAA!!

Jamie Slade said...

Hahaha thanks! yah i dunno, i liked the song, i thought it was better than soulja boy's..

Anonymous said...

Good interview Slade

Anonymous said...

GREAT INTERVIEW

Anonymous said...

Great interview
props to Jamie Slade

mcunningham1 said...

¡Qué chévere! Nice job Jamie. I hope to see more interviews in the future!!