I'm very parasitic, from my own experiences. I just go and mine my dirty laundry, you know, and go through it until I find something that's interesting enough to me to write a song about.
Little known fact, or not a little known fact actually - that Prince is a Gemini.
The music community in Minneapolis is really incestuous so I've gotten the chance to work with a gang of people who have worked with Prince, Mint Condition, got to spend some time with Mujah Messiah, Atmosphere, P.O.S., Rhymesayers, a lot of poets around there.
You've got to go where the work is. My mom got a job somewhere else so I went and lived with her and then I just bounced all over going to school, chasing rainbows and all that.
I have wonderful band mates that make music that I'm forced to listen to for hours on end until I come up with verses, and that in itself is an inspiration - they're awesome.
My first instrument is piano, I play some piano and guitar. So my solo music is more like real singer/songwriter type stuff.
My thesis in terms of all my art is finding the beauty in the ugly truth. Just find the beauty in realism and what's there.
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