Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Via SNAV: An Interview with Gilbere Forte

I caught up with new kid on the block. He goes by the name of Gilbere Forte. You might know him for his song about his favorite shoe, “Black Chukkas”. I got a chance to interview Gilbere while he was playing some video games with his squad and then went to the studio after that to hear some new music. Check out the whole interview after the jump!
How would you describe your music?
My music is a reflection of the point in life, off where your imagination becomes reality. If I could be a director of music, I'd consider my music audio movies.

You are known for the "Black Chukkas" song. How did the remix with Bun B and Asher come about?
"Chukkas" was an awesome experience to be recognized for a shoe I liked wearing, haha. The remix came about because I wanted to put together a "Black Chukkas PT.2" but something more iller. Asher who's been my boy for a long time being from Philly, was my first choice. I always dug his music and thought it would sick collabo. I met Bun B in Boston several months ago, at Karmaloop party and we talked about on some stuff as well. Bun, I have been a fan of since a kid. I grew up on UGK in the Midwest so to get him on my song was huge.

How does it feel to be one of the new kids in the game making noise in a few different lanes?
I think it's great! I'm proud to be on the front line and cusp of something great for the future of music. I always set goals for myself to eliminate lanes and limitations to growth. I'm glad to see a lot of young guys taking the initiative as well. I feel I'm coming into my own as an artist now so I'm excited to see where it goes.

If you could pick a starting 5 MCs of the new generation to be on a team with you who would it be?
Big Krit
Kendrick Lamar
Sean Rose
Asap Rocky

What can we expect to see next from you next?
I've been working on my debut album, which will drop in 2012. I also have been working with the likes of Bob Sinclar, Diplo and Switch, and few other special artist. I'm getting ready to launch a new tour in months to come as well. 2012 will be a big year for me i feel. I can't wait.

Make sure you are on the lookout for Gilbere Forte.


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