Born Brendan Martin, and dubbed by Hot 97 as “The best new Hip-Hop artist in New York ,” to his music fans he goes by B. Martin. Recently B. Martin released his first album on Itunes called Ladies & Gentleman this pass Tuesday. We caught up with B. Martin to talk music and his hot single “I Want It All” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Juicy J.
AllHipHop.com: Why did you start rapping?
B. Martin: I’ve always loved music, I’ve always loved Hip-Hop. But it wasn’t until high school that I started playing around with writing. Then one day, this kid tried to diss me. So I went home, wrote a diss rap on him, and took him down. After that, I continued writing. I realized how much I love the process of creation and having control over what I deliver.
AllHipHop.com: What inspires you ?
B. Martin:. I’m inspired by great music as well as my family and friends. Music is my love & passion, it pushes me to become more creative and try new things musically.
AllHipHop.com: If you could describe your music as a superhero or villain who would it be like?
B. Martin: I would say i’m closest to Batman. The way he transforms from a quiet reserved American into a crime fighting animal could be compared to my shift from being super calm off stage to letting it all go when the spotlight hits.
AllHipHop.com: What are you working on currently?
B. Martin: I’m currently working on songs that range from telling my childhood stories to bangers that will have the clubs getting HYPE. A really diverse portfolio of melodic music that’s true to my roots. It will probably turn into a mixtape or an album in the near future. My main focus is my newest single – “I Want It All” with Kendrick Lamar & Juicy J. We are currently in the process of shooting the music video.
AllHipHop.com: Where do you see your self in 5 years?
B. Martin: I just want to keep progressing. In five years I see myself in the studio still trying to perfect a song, sound, or lyric. I want to make sure my music relates, inspires people throughout the world. That’s my goal now, and will be five or fifty years from now.
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