This week we interviewed Thai Matic.
What does perfection mean to you and how do you set out to achieve it?
All the time, my team have labelled me a perfectionist and I think that defines me down to the core. Nothing is ever good enough if there is a spec of imperfection it messes with my mind and I can’t sleep. So with everything I do I aim for it to be the best I can make it. To me perfection are those breath taking moments when life is at its best.
How do you spark your creativity and how do you over come writers block?
Creativity comes to me in so many ways, but living life is the most inspirational thing to me. Encountering new experiences always gets my creative juices going and once their flowing its hard to switch it off. I think the same goes for writers block, I feel like I only ever get it when I’m not living or doing things like hanging out with my people who are all a bunch of creative geniuses and travelling. I sometimes like to take time out and live, after all I am human and when I’m enjoying life I feel alive and that makes all the difference.
What’s your idea of happiness?
Happiness to me is family and having my own someday with an amazing wife. Family is something you cant put a price on, deep down I’m a simple man who wants simple things.
What does Thai-matic mean?
It means truth and justice!!! No really, it’s ambition when I first started really getting into hiphop illmatic by Nas was one of the first albums that made me really want to rap. In fact I wanted to be Nas at one point, it’s funny now when I look back but it made me focus my skills to be as good as Nas was. I took on the name as an ode to that album and moment in time.
What’s the meaning behind your mixtape ‘End Of The Weak’ (EOTW)?
Well EOTW is what I like to call my black swan moment, the point where I shed all on my old weakness to reveal a strong and more bold,darker me. I think this project is my best to date. For me it marks the beginning of my real journey, where as before I was just testing the waters this time my teeth are out and I’m ready to attack.
If you had to be stripped of one gift would it be art, photography or music?
If I was stripped of any I would die. I couldn’t imagine myself without them, they make me who I am. They’re all intertwined and one as far as I’m concerned.
EOTW available now from http://officialthailife.com