I recently had the opportunity to chop it up with Sir Eddie C the 25 year old rapper from Belleville, Illinios.
Eddie has been rapping for around 5 years, on and off, but he plans on stepping his game up this year. From a new project to various music videos, Eddie aspires to pursue it all.
With his versatile flow and hard-hitting beats, he is trying to put on for his hometown and show everyone what he has to offer. Read our conversation below and follow Eddie on Twitter @ to keep up with everything he is doing.
How long have you been rapping?
I put my first project out in 2012, So come February it’ll be 5 years. I literally didn’t think of that until now. Wow. Anyways, it was called “Two Rappers & a Macbook”. The quality was horrible & we used the internal mic on the laptop to record. There’s been tons of off and on times though. Like, last year I didn’t drop anything at all but did a lot of shows. But, if anyone is keeping score & been listening since the beginning…5 years.
Tell me about some of your biggest, most important influences.
My favorite artists are Jay Z, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Gym Class Heroes, and Wale believe it or not. Influences are different though, because I like anything that sounds wavy. It’s always been like that classic backpack from the late 2000’s & early 2010’s. So like; Wale, Cudi, Cool Kids, Lupe, etc… But, I’ve been inspired from everything from Hov to Peter Frampton & that’s not an exaggeration. Not to sound like a try hard but I’m influenced by a certain energy. I know it when I hear it & feel it.
Inspiration behind your new song Orenthal?
The inspiration behind “Orenthal” is funny to me. Like I said, I’ve been super inspired by like classic backpack and stuff so rapping about taking other guys’ girls wasn’t really in my pocket. But one night my homie Josh, who is also my producer and I were going out. We pulled up next to an old Ford Bronco. The first thing I said was, “Man, this the car OJ had.” Josh just happened to be playing the beat at the time too so it really just started as a freestyle and he said lets make this song so just like that it happened. This song also is dope because it’s the first song Josh rapped on, plus my homie Dairal got on it and we have never been on a song together before. So this song has special meaning for a few reasons.
I want me and everyone else apart of FORTHEWHEN to blow up. Flat out. Whatever that means, I look around and realize how talented everyone is around me. I don’t see why we can’t. I really just want to drop cool stuff and do really cool shows, and and grow an audience. An audience that can fill a venue. That’s the more “realistic” goal I guess. But yeah, the goal really is to grow a fanbase of kids that really rock with what I’m doing. Being from Belleville, IL, I have a whole town to put on for too.
What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or shows?
So yeah, first time I’m publicly saying this because I wanna be fake mysterious online… but yeah, LTD and I are working on a project. Me rapping. Him producing. I’m happy with how it’s turning out & ready to see how people react to it. I just want people to react to it. Visuals are important. I want to do tight videos & stuff too. I also don’t want to take anymore time off.