You've chosen to release this album in digital format in North America. Why?
The CD is a dead format, but I still want my next release to benefit from the strong sales of Eardrum. As a smaller project, the sales for Gutter Rainbows will ultimately be smaller.
How does your writing process for this album differ from your writing for Reflection Eternal?
Reflection Eternal are collaborative with Hi-Tek; this is a singular vision. There are things I can't do in RE that I can do here.
Why did you name the album Gutter Rainbows?
Gutter Rainbows is a metaphor for inner-city living. When you live this way, you have to find beauty in places where there is none, like Brooklyn. It's another way to say a rose grows from the concrete or a tree grows in Brooklyn, or beautiful struggle.
What do you look for in a beat?
I look for passion, honesty, musicality and freedom.
What do you consider your best verse and why?
Probably my first verse to "Lonely People"; it's great writing. It's layered; it's personal; and my flow is right. (Duck Down)