Searius Add Interview

Searius Add Interview

Interview conducted by Hugo Lunny

Searius Add Interview

MVRemix: For those that are now hearing about you for the first time, tell us about yourself.

Searius Add: I’m “The ladies choice, and the fellas voice.” A college boy’s mind with a dope boy’s hustle. I started rapping in 6th grade and picked up spoken word my first year in college; currently I do both. I work hard at what I do and I’m good at what I do. Humbly speaking. [laughs]

MVRemix: As a songwriter, who has influenced you?

Searius Add: Oldies. R&B mostly; Donny Hathaway, The Manhattans, Curtis Mayfield, New Birth, Smokey Robinson. I’m a new school player, old school game, new school energy.

MVRemix: How does living in Ohio shape your attitude towards music, art and culture in general?

Searius Add: In Ohio you have a combination of alot of different influences; some people here were supporting the Houston movement 10 years ago, some were heavy into No Limit, some are big East Coast fans. There’s a little bit of everything here. People from Ohio tend to go else where and set up shop; Don King, Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, plenty more… and now Searius Add. [laughs]

MVRemix: How did the name “Searius Add” come to be?

Searius Add: It’s short for my real name.

MVRemix: Your logo includes a Chess piece, are you a big fan of the game?

Searius Add: Yessir. Even moreso, the chess game of life. In which I’m pretty damn good. [laughs]

MVRemix: You recently collaborated with Mick Boogie, how did that come about?

Searius Add: I hollered at Mick late 2006 or so about doing a project together. Mick stays hella busy travelling and the like. However, we got it done and it turned out great. Mick is very professional and I like the way he works; high quality and high efficiency.

MVRemix: What separates you from other rappers? Why should I opt to listen to your music above others?

Searius Add: I’m actually good at what I do AND I make you feel it. I know who I am as an artist and I speak real talk for real ears. Visually I bring a unique appeal. My music is like “commerical soul”.

MVRemix: Have fun with this one, a la “Fight Club” – “If you could fight any celebrity, who would you fight”?

Searius Add: [laughs] I’m a “Art of War” type of dude. If you have a physical confrontation, then you already lost. I’m a finesse player, I leave the rough stuff for the ruffians. [laughs]

MVRemix: Do you have any non musical aspirations?

Searius Add: Most definitely! I’m a quadruple threat. I starred as “Captian Crunk” in “The Adventures of Pan” the last two years and I look forward to more roles when time permits. I have a spoken word book and a novel series about to drop. My company Backpack Developments is taking off combining music, education and the environment. I’m a natural hair model, I have a t shirt line that’s about to drop… plus a few more things on the horizon.

MVRemix: What was the last book you read?

Searius Add: “Pimpology: The 48 Laws Of The Game”.

MVRemix: In a sentence or less, what do you do to relax?

Searius Add: Sleep! Or kick it with my little people when they’re not jumping off the walls. I have a son and a daughter. [laughs]

MVRemix: Finish this sentence: ‘In a perfect world…’

Searius Add: …people would see that perfection is a road, not a destination.

MVRemix: What next do we have to look forward to from you?

Searius Add: The BPD Tour (BackPack Developments) kicks off in October starting in Florida. Its a cross brand between my company’s agenda and me as an artist: we’re gonna kick it with community service and the kids during the day… then shut down the club or convention center at night. All in a days work. [laughs]

MVRemix: Any last words?

Searius Add: Shout out to Naja, Ken, the entire Team Add staff and Backpack Developments crew, my brother Sinatra, Chief Execs Ent, Nick at and everyone who supports and hold me down, I live a beautiful life. Thank you. Peace.

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