Talks new music, haters and his spending habits
“I’ll hear a beat and within five minutes I know, Yeah I can rock this”
One of the biggest names in the drill, Loski first gained recognition aged 16 with the song Hazards and through his crew Harlem Spartans. Since then he has stayed at the forefront of the British music scene and become a more well-rounded artist adding more to his catalogue than raw drill. Now signed to Since 93, a label from Sony Music, he is preparing for the release of his new mixtape ‘Mad Move’.
When you first blew up you were quite young, how was that?
I didn’t really see it like that. I didn’t take it seriously, so I didn’t see it as blowing up it was just more attention.
Did you find it difficult manoeuvring in the music industry at the beginning?
The first tune I made I was just like ‘yeah this is my block this is where I’m from this is what goes on’. From when I took it seriously it was easy. I think I’ve come through when everyone’s come through, anyone can make a tune and it can go off, so I think I came at a good time compared to like 2015.
When did you first know music was going to be your career?
Probably when I made the song Money and Beef I started getting a lot of shows after and I was like ‘yeah this is sick’.
What track do you open with?
Sometimes Calm Down or Boasy. It depends on how I’m feeling, sometimes I open with Money and Beef. It even depends what city I’m in, but mostly I always end with Cool Kid or Forest Gump because even the drill fans like that.
You have been doing a lot of freestyles with Kenny Allstar and Charlie Sloth
Yeah, they’re sick. I feel like I do them more for my hardcore fans. They’re freestyles so its raw, it doesn’t have to be so clean you can go at it, and that’s how it started so it’s good to go back to that.
You talk a lot about fashion on Boasy, what is your best outfit?
I don’t have an outfit saved just when it comes to a day I’ll go out and just buy some mad drip. If I heard there was a party today I’d go and cop something, and obviously everything will stack up after a while.