We are happy to see BNasty selected for the "Artist of the Week" after his placement a few weeks back with his partner in crime Tevo. Now the focus is solely on him and his latest album "One Way To Go", so lets get to know more about BNasty and his first solo album.
How did you come up with the name BNasty?
"Growing up in south Phx, I had a neighborhood friend who started chanting “Bnasty” at one of my basketball practices. And since then it has stuck with me, I’ve always loved two things, and those two are basketball and music and The name “Bnasty” was originally a nickname my basketball teammates would call me. I also go by another name “BDot” get used to seeing that name!"
Is this your first solo project? If so, what was it like making an album that was all you?
"In total I have 3 albums out but this album is the first solo album I’ve done. I gotta say, making an album isn’t easy but I love making music and honestly these ideas are just coming to me and I’m taking advantage of my time and getting a lot of shit done. I wanna push more and I will push more."
Favorite part of creating the album?
"Favorite part of creating the album has gotta be the release date! When I wake up and I get that email that my music is out there, it’s early asf and I’m already getting messages from people who listening and sharing before I get a chance! Which was cool!"
Biggest challenge creating the album?
"Biggest challenge creating the album had to be making the final cut for the album, the albums has a total of 8 songs when it originally started out with 12. I had to listen time and time again to figure out which songs should go and which ones should stay. It’s not that the other songs were bad,They just we’re not perfect. So I took em back to the studio and now I got some spare parts lying around😎"
Why did you name the album "One Way To Go"? What does that mean to you?
"I named the album “One Way to Go” in honor of my third album that i worked so much on. Also bcuz at the start of this album was when I decided for myself that I will take my music serious! And I won’t stop until I make it!"
Favorite song on the album?
"My personal favorite song on the album is “pressure” just bcuz that song consists of a couple different tones of me, while the beat is perfect!"
The video for "Eerie" was really good, do you plan on doing more videos off the album?
"Speaking on the Eerie video,I’ve been working with a couple of guys, Almighty from Almighty Visuals and my boy Emmanuel who also shoots videos. We have been working together to get a video to every song on the album and we are in the process rn with a few videos done, of course Eerie was the teaser, but now here comes the rest !!"
Can you talk to us about your writing technique? What inspires you?
"I love writing, and I remember telling my brothas Im going to write a book one day, but I’ve recently created a blog, and starting writing short stories I haven’t published them yet, but I’ve shown a few people my writing outside of music and they tell me they like it a lot. My writing technique in my music is different than my stories but you will be able to tell the passion in both."
What’s the next move for BNasty?
"The next move for BNasty is mainly videos, behind that would be expanding. I have faith that my following will grow."
by: Steven Sandage