I am 24k.Water from Amsterdam, I make music and I'm a model on request.
My whole life actually, it’s because of my family. Especially from my brothers and father, but now I'm making 4 years of music for myself and I'm serious about the craft of the art for about 2 years.
I felt like I had to prove myself to my mother and father, so that they could be proud of me. But after a while, when I was more involved with music, I found out that music was a great way to express my emotions and use my imagination. It is a way to escape the reality.
This is quite a funny story actually, we (Tommyboys) were once in Henny's house, very smoked out and we love to roast each other, it's a sign of showing love to each other. We were in a roast battle and Henny was losing. At one point, he came up with "you're ugly as water". Nobody understood that stupid statement. So we laughed our ass off, he didn’t want to admit his loss and he kept calling me water every day. And since then I thought; this name has potential, because I'm everywhere, just like the fact that water can go everywhere. Besides that, Water is something smooth and you could guess what I am. So yes, I live by my name.
I stopped with school last year. I studied physiology, but school wasn’t something for me.
At that moment, it did not feel so special, because I was busy with other promotional things.
It was something I could tick of my list and that I could do for fun. A few weeks later I looked back and realized that I was in Indie magazine and that I could achieve more.
Well, let me start at the beginning: Writing lyrics. I don’t do that. And if I write something, it's usually a hook (chorus) or just 1 word, haha. If you take a peek into my memos, you'll only see 1 word with only 2 bars or something. For the rest, I have 5 studios available where I can always record. One of those studios is located in Rotterdam, it’s at Levi’s place, better known as Kauwboy. He helped me a lot with the sound I have now. And I love it when I can use my emotions as an inspiration for a song. So when I'm in the studio, I'm usually behind the microphone.
I have to say that the music I make, I can’t categorize it, but it's a mix of everything I love. It’s a bit of pop, a bit of rock, a bit of R&B and also hiphop influences. But if I have to put it under a genre, it would be Trap / R&B.
Yes, sure I have one, but it’s not listed on the PiNK EP. That track has to be done, as soon as possible. But let’s get back to PiNK, ‘Wolf in Rockstar clothes’ is the best track to listen to or the track ‘Focus’. Pff, I really don’t know. I’m so proud of every number that I can’t choose. But yeah, Wolf it is.
If I have a good chorus, at least, and if that chorus is good or even perfect to me.
If I got a good hook, the idea of the whole track could be worked out well. If not, I will throw it in the trash. No matter how good the verse is.
I practice all my songs twice in the same week I am going to perform. Furthermore, I smoke a joint before I go up. Besides that, it’s important for me to be with the brothers on stage.
Woo Hah. I think the crowd there would feel the art I want to express through my music.
Modeling and fashion. I always try to make crazy fits with the things I already have.
Yes, of course. I am just being me, it’s my image and the way I look. I think it’s important.
Gucci, Balenciaga, Faith, Tommy Hilfiger and a few who no one knows, but I need to keep that low-key, you know.
I got there because of my manager, Elvis Osawe. He always comes up with these great projects and I had to say yes. Like, if I would reject this, it would be crazy right? It was a nice experience, and it opened many doors for me.
The person must be open minded. Not afraid to experiment, and the music must be booming or the artist needs to be a chill person. For the rest, I don’t really care how many fans you have, if you're really good, let's goooooo!
TRAVIS SCOTT. Definitely. This man showed me that you can do much more than rap, besides that I’m a big fan of his art.
Going hard and not giving up. I know exactly what I want and what I don’t want. I have my own sound.
If I listen to my own music, it’s the way I customize my sounds and manage the hooks. Shouts outs to me, man.
All over the world. I’ll be an icon in this game.
I think it's dope that everyone wants to make music. It's not for everyone, I can tell you that and that’s something I always keep in mind. I distinguish myself, because I keep everything close to myself and I have a different purpose, relative to other artists. I'm not talking about the money or views, it's about the sound and the music.
Yes, everything I do is through the internet. This whole new wave was created by the internet, so yes. I definitely attach value to the internet, no doubt.
Just spread the word. Mouth-to-mouth advertising, appeal to everyone. You would hate me, because I would promote myself so much, but you would definitely check it.
I am a starter by myself, but just be yourself and seek out assignments. Make yourself a brand! And never stop working, but keep improving your craft.