Here at Limitless Magazine we have had the amazing opportunity of interviewing Mr. Craig. Mr. Craig is an on the rise American Recording Artist from Queens, New York. Dive Into his story and get a glimpse into Mr. Craig and his brand.
A jack of all trades who is also a master of all in his own right, Mr. Craig has worked in various spheres of entertainment and media from audio to video, voice-over, acting, mastering, producing, as well as A&R. His journey in music is an unusual one but one that is rooted in the story of facing trials and tribulations and making it through to help guide the next generation. It is through his music that Mr. Craig will connect with his audience.
Today he is an accomplished musician who makes music that embodies his hopes and dreams. For the talented musician, music is an art form that is reflective of his experiences, and by using his gift he can fully express himself and deliver a musical experience that is both unique but also engaging, and relatable.
Mr. Craig has numerous projects in his repertoire most notably the single “De-press-ion” which if the letters are scrambled can read “I Pressed on”. He also released the album “Inspired” which was to serve as his retirement album however after almost half a decade Mr. Craig has returned to change lives by opening up his world in the brand new project dubbed “This Time It’s Personal”. Mr. Craig’s music combines various elements and his ability to switch up his flow makes him a one-of-a-kind artist. His music is filled with relatable topics that are grounded in reality and maintains a very real and authentic feel that is encapsulated by an edgy and trendy modern sound. He will impact and influence many generations to come
Limitless Magazine: Can you tell our readers about what really inspired you to write music?
Mr. Craig: What really inspired me was a few things, (life) for one, with my childhood being a trainwreck I started writing poems and the other was my love for music you know. Listening to Run-Dmc, Public Enemy, LL cool J, Big Daddy Kane and more, I just wanted to be part of the culture and put my life in a song.
Limitless Magazine: When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Mr. Craig: To be honest, I realized early on in my career but I didn’t have any direction on my next move, so one of my friends put me on to this guy named Mr. Tuck who had a studio out in Hempstead Long Island at 510 S. Franklin which was a popular local studio at the time and the birth place of Mr. Craig the artist, even though that wasn’t my name at that time but from there, I just kept going full speed ahead.
Limitless Magazine: How do you describe your sound/style?
Mr. Craig: I would say my style is very different and unique which can be good and bad, but on certain songs the way I record my vocals, I’ve been compared to 2pac at times.
Limitless Magazine: What’s your process for dealing with performance anxiety?
Mr. Craig: I can’t say I really get anxiety, it’s more of me not being afraid of forgetting my lyrics. Lol, I prefer not to have my vocals in the background, but when you have a nice size catalog it can be hard to remember all the lyrics and you’re trying to put on a great show as well. So, when I have an upcoming show, I rehearse my set a lot to make sure I’m on point when it’s time to hit the stage.
Limitless Magazine: What is your creative process when creating a new song?
Mr. Craig: I normally let the track dictate the direction of the song but there’s sometimes I may have a concept for a song in mind that I want to write. My process is pretty simple, I prefer to be alone when I’m writing and I just get in my own zone and have at it.
Limitless Magazine: Tell us about your new releases. What song are you pushing right now?
Mr. Craig: I just dropped a new single called Jambalaya with RJ Payne and DamePlx which is on digital networks right now, go check it out if you haven’t, and next up is a single called (I’m Back) dropping 10/11 which is also my cousin Melody’s birthday but she’s more like a sister to me.
Limitless Magazine: What projects do you have in the near future?
Mr. Craig: My next project is actually my new album coming out 11/8 called (This Time It’s Personal) one of the most personal projects I’ve ever put out. It’s kind of a bitter sweet album to be honest, but I felt I needed to put it out. So, stay tuned for more music and other projects I have in the works as well, I’m not stopping anymore!! It’s go time, and I’m back.
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