5 & Done: B. Martin

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.

Follow B. Martin on twitter @BMartinOfficial

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