Profile: Flowsik


Name: Flowsik
Website: myspace.com/flowsik
Facebook: facebook.com/flowsik
Ethnicity: Korean American
From: Queens, New York
Mix Tape: "Jay Pak / Flow Sik"

Intro:
Jay Has been writing since the age of 13, inspired by his older brother Dae-Guns, has stepped up his lyrical game since '98. At 15 and with no formal training, driven by pure passion and love for the art form alone, Sik saved up enough money and managed to set up a "home- studio" in his room and started recording and sharpening his craft.

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 Interview: Flowsik
interviewed on July 1,2008

  1. Flowsik, what's been good? It's been a long time since we heard about you from Yellow Slums, what's new with you and what moves have you been making since then?

    Clubzen what's poppin'! You know me, making hit records, always. Yellow Slumz; wow, it's been such a long time since then. I've grown tremendously since then, lyrically, musically and morally. Got connected with Illuminaire Management, and now we are grindin' together, aimin' for the top.


    ABOUT THAT MONEY from marcaux visual on Vimeo


  2. There has certainly been a lot of buzz about your music and you've finally released your mixtape, tell us something about that.

    Yes the buzz is thick and it is still growing. I've recently released a mixtape titled "Jay Pak / Flow Sik". Pretty much, it's a cd consisting of different genres of hip hop: mainstream to the underground, to Christian rap, from the east coast flow to the dirty south flow, you name it, it's in there. I'm just trying to show the people that I am talented, no specific theme to it.

  3. Let's talk about the Asian American presence in entertainment right now. Are you content with the progression of the scene, or do you think some things need to change?

    Asian Americans do not have a solid foundation in this entertainment world here in America. Yes, I believe that it's been started and it's still growing, yet not officially marked in the game. There's definitely talent out there, but talent just doesn't cut it, not just for us Asian Americans, but for any up and coming artist out there. I can confidently say that we will make our mark real soon, this is the chosen generation to make that move, and I will be one of the many that will revolutionize the game. One needs to stand out from the rest and be noticed. Jin the MC did it, but I believe it wasn't enough to be considered a solid foundation for others as a stepping stone.

  4. There're already many artists like yourself doing their thing as far as the music goes, so what do you truly believe will set the wheels in motion?

    Like I said, one needs to truly stand out amongst the rest. There are millions of rappers that are good in rap, but it's not different, unique. Making a hit record is one thing that is extremely important, and through that hit record(s), it'll create interest from the listeners/viewers. Besides music, an artist needs to "get out there". It's hard work for a starving artist, even for me it is, but going out there and being heard and noticed is also important, if anything more important then the music.

  5. There're already many artists like yourself doing their thing as far as the music goes, so what do you truly believe will set the wheels in motion?

    Like I said, one needs to truly stand out amongst the rest. There are millions of rappers that are good in rap, but it's not different, unique. Making a hit record is one thing that is extremely important, and through that hit record(s), it'll create interest from the listeners/viewers. Besides music, an artist needs to "get out there". It's hard work for a starving artist, even for me it is, but going out there and being heard and noticed is also important, if anything more important then the music.

  6. Your music impresses those outside of the Asian American audience, how do you plan to channel that to your advantage?

    Fans always say that I don't sound Asian at all, whatsoever. A lot of people compare me to the greats of Hip Hop such as Pac, Nas, DMX, etc. which is definitely a plus for me. I guess the sound I bring to the table is not Asian, but it's American, it's Hip Hop, it's real.

  7. Do you think Asians in general are a big enough audience for Hip-hop music yet?

    Hip Hop in Asia is on and poppin'. The masses in Asian America aren't dedicated to Hip Hop, but I believe that it is constantly growing. But Hip Hop is for everyone, for all races, and it is a form of unity. It's a beautiful thing.

  8. Now what about the shows and performances? How has your experiences with that been?

    Every show gets better and better. I take it as all practice for the future. I get nothing but love from the shows, I feel so blessed and thankful that they enjoy it. The shock factor is crazy too because they all say I sound black when I'm yellow as hell. Shout out to all the promoters giving me a chance.

  9. The new video and song "About That Money", is garnering a lot of attention on the internet. How did that collaboration come about?

    It's basically a video showcasing 3 potential artists, Decipher, Shogunna and myself. Illuminaire put it together, and since we are all in it for the same cause and effect, we made this track. "About That Money" is really a metaphor for the seriousness involved with whatever you aspire to do.

  10. The new video and song "About That Money", is garnering a lot of attention on the internet. How did that collaboration come about?

    It's basically a video showcasing 3 potential artists, Decipher, Shogunna and myself. Illuminaire put it together, and since we are all in it for the same cause and effect, we made this track. "About That Money" is really a metaphor for the seriousness involved with whatever you aspire to do.

  11. Should more Asian American artists follow this example and come together to form a bigger collective for better exposure? What are you thoughts on that?

    Well it is definitely a good look. One can attract different fans from different artists; it's a plus for everyone. Also, the more people, the stronger the movement looks, and more people would be interested in supporting as well. We need to form together and hit the game hard.

  12. Thanks for taking time out for Clubzen. Is there anything else you want to say to the readers and fans out there?

    You can do anything you want if you put your heart to it. Never give up, God loves you and has plans for you. Peace out Clubzen and thanks for your time. COP THAT MIXTAPE!




    FLOWSIK - I'M NICE from marcaux visual on Vimeo




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