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Get to know Whorrifick by checking out his exclusive interview with Unlimited Sounds. Whorrifick explains how he first became inspired to write music, where he draws his influences from, and why he decided to title his new EP “Vomit“, available July 1, 2016.
When did you start making music? Has it always been an important part of your life?
I started making music at a very young age, I would guess around 9. Back then I wanted to learn to play guitar! I was taking lessons and had a little starter acoustic guitar my Mom had got me for my birthday, but it just never really stuck with me though. Back then I would try to write songs, and lyrics were what I enjoyed, from what I can remember the songs were crap, but I guess every 9 year old has to start somewhere hahaha! But Music has always been a HUGE must in my life!! It took years in between back when I was 9 to around 20 to get back into creating music, but music has always been an energy source for me!
Where does the inspiration for your music come from? What is it about Hip Hop that draws you to the genre?
My inspiration comes from just the want to accomplish! I am never satisfied and definitely my biggest critique. To me Hip Hop has always been the genre for meaning and power! The power to not even hit harmonies, and just be clear with each and every word delivering a voice and message in every single one of those words, that’s power! Add that to rhyme and bass and you have what I consider, absolute art! I love all music, but I can not scream or sing; however, I can rhyme and my voice naturally stands out. I honestly feel Hip Hop found me, and I wouldn’t have it any other way, that power I speak of can accomplish great things. My goal is to bring a message in every track, and reach people beyond just a catching beat, I have always used music as therapy and I guess you could say now I am wanting to help be someones therapist, while acting as my own, getting out my life into music.
How do you come up with new music? Do you use stories from your own life or from other’s experiences?
My music is like my diary. My music is motivated by my own life, I just write what comes to me and what I am feeling during that time. When I first started writing, I wanted to follow the rule of being a true artist! My closest friends and family listen to my music and learn things they never knew about me, because I do not speak about it. My music is truly my release, and I feel it is honest music like that, that has the power to connect to others and help others get through the same shit.
Who are your biggest influences? What motivates you to keep going?
Musically I listen to so many artists and so many influence me, I mean I have a huge Marilyn Manson portrait on my right inner forearm, and on any given day you could walk in to my listening to Earl Sweatshirt then Pasty Cline. And with journalistic music like mine, I think life influences me the most and looking at what other artists have done that connected me to them on that deep level where you use their music constantly for anything from stress relief to pre game motivation. I keep going harder, because I want to get better and better as an artist and I want to give people who have gotten me here, a better life. I do not have any goals to be driving a Lambo, but I do want to be paying my Mom’s bills! And just the thought of having that ability, makes me hustle.
Is there a message or a specific theme that connects all the songs included on your new album, Vomit?
Vomit for me is the tell all of things I have kept in for years. I put pen to paper and just wrote all the shit that has troubled me and made me who I am. The theme, I suppose is honestly. No club beats, no pop-ish 5 word chorus over and over, none of that shit, just straight lyrics over a beat that allows you to not just hear, but feel every word I am saying.
Why the title Vomit? And how did you choose Whorrifick as your artist name?
Vomit first came from the top single off the EP, Vomit, which I titled because it is just that, me spitting up the crap I have down deep. Then after writing the whole EP, I felt that track exhibited the feeling of the whole EP, and just explained the EP in one word. For my name, it was just something new and interesting I felt to Hip Hop and Music! Years back, one of my favorite Metal bands, Motionless in White, had an EP ‘The Whorror” and I liked that play on words, then I took it and changed it to me. Hence, to me Whorrifick describes me, the real me, I am different, crude, and like to be funny and inappropriate you could say, but I am also serious and I guess “darker” than most people would call it lol….to me it fit. Like my music, my stage name is still like my real name, referencing the real me.