In this week’s “You Should Know,” Billboard sat down with Brooklyn-based rapper Gashi to search out out a bit extra about him, together with who his greatest musical influences are and what the inspiration behind his hit track “Creep On Me” was.
“I'm mainly the entice Phil Collins,” the rapper tells Billboard when requested which artists have impacted his music essentially the most, additionally naming the likes of Bono, Future, Kid Cudi, Ozzy Osbourne, and DMX.
Gashi then recollects the very first time he met JAY-Z, explaining that their interplay didn't actually go in accordance with plan. When Jay's memoir Decoded was launched, Gashi went to the rapper's guide signing and slid his mixtape into the guide he was getting autographed.
“I lastly bought there, I bought tremendous nervous,” Gashi says. Jay requested what his title was, opened the guide up, threw the mixtape into the rubbish, signed the guide, and handed it again to the younger rapper. “I didn't know easy methods to really feel,” Gashi says. “I used to be tremendous blissful, however on the identical time, unhappy. It was identical to I used to be crying, however like smiling on the identical time as a result of he touched the mixtape, that was superb.”
In the interview, Gashi additionally divulges that his greatest responsible pleasure is Carvel mint chocolate chip ice cream and that if somebody have been to play him in a film, it will be Chris Pratt as a result of, as he explains, “I look nothing like him after which I'd get extra ladies.”
As for the inspiration behind his observe “Creep On Me,” Gashi shares, ”I simply felt like we reside in an period the place lots of people are afraid to say who they love or to let their buddies know who they like or are into, so that they gained't hit them up in entrance of others, however they'll do it after they're alone.”
“I really feel like cease creeping, man,” he continues. “If you actually like someone or actually love somebody, inform them, don't wait until it's too late.”
You can watch the complete video interview above.