WILLY BEEGLE (aka The Poet Emcee) stopped by our headquarters this week for the latest edition of Straight Official Sit Downs. @klassikceo served up the questions for the aspiring artist. Check out their one-on-one below and click here for more editions of emerging artists on Straight Official Sit Downs!
Q&A WITH THE POET EMCEE
Introduce yourself. Tell us who you are and where you are from?
My name is Willy Beegle aka The Poet Emcee and I am from New Haven, Connecticut.
Was there any artist that interested you in joining the entertainment industry?
Not really. I’ve been acting, a musician, intellectual and scholar since elementary school for the pure love of Hip-Hop and Art in general. I can say I’ve inspired other people to get into the industry.
Who and/or what inspires you to create?
My inner G (energy) sees the world around me in a different way. Allah inspires a picture to my minds eye and i bring them to life.
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
How would you describe your sound?
In its origin, my poetic and lyrical style is called “Boom Wry-tin”. After being mentored by Universal “uvee” Beegle it has evolved to what is now, “E.S.C.O Cold Flow” (Enlightened, Sophisticated & Creative).
What is your creative process like?
Jay-Z said it best and in the shortest words. “Put on the right beat, leave the door cracked and let God in.” The story to my song, 10 Crackz is my favorite to tell.
What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
I have no picks to who I’d like to collaborate with. Anybody would be a blessing to work with.
Never let the naysayers convince you different on what God-given gifts you have. If you hear the drums, follow the beat.Willy Beegle
What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
Most people think I’m mixed. They’re surprised that I’m 100% Puerto Rican. I know multiple languages and hold all elements of Hip-Hop to the core. I have an ear for music that can hear through the universe and eyes that can see past the tangible.
What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
I wouldn’t be alive. The choice was a stick. A pencil or a gun, which is called a Stick. Music is immersed into my DNA. I couldn’t imagine what type of person I’d be if my parents weren’t who they were.
Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
I admire myself for never giving up and taking a chance to see what I am made of. Both lyrically and spiritually. This journey has been the worst and the greatest. My yin and yang to my purpose for life.
What is the best advice you’ve received?
All money ain’t good money.- Ron Murrdah
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
The artist would own their masters and have more control over their image.
What’s next for you? Where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
Still performing and hitting new markets where no one knows who I am.
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Actor – @thewizardtwenty20