Pharaoh is another buzzing name that’s making noise from the DMV. The Baltimore-based up and coming artist sat down with Mechanical Dummy to introduce himself with fellow Young G’z, categorize the type of music he creates, and explain his artist influences. Pharaoh’s latest mixtape: “V.O.G.U.E”, stands for “Visions of Greatness Unleashed Everyday,” and was released last month on October 3rd.
MD: What made you decide on the name Pharaoh? What made you want to make music?
Pharaoh: What made me decide to take on the name Pharaoh was my infatuation with the old Egyptian culture. My 3rd grade teacher used to say I looked like the late great King Tut; the richest and youngest king of Egypt at his time. Also when it comes to being lyrical I’m the king of bars. I’m from the west side of Baltimore, Maryland so I’m a DMV native. I started making music when I was 9 years old. What made me want to make music was my love for the craft. Before making music I was a fan of all the lyricists from the 90s. Also, the thought of joining people together for something positive and not negative made.
MD: Who are some of the artists you are inspired by?
Pharaoh: The artist that inspire me are Big L, 2 Pac, Biggie Smalls, Marvin Gay, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Jay Z, but the list goes on and on.
MD: What type of music do you create?
Pharaoh: The type of music I create is hip hop and r&b based. I have a wide range for my music though because I have songs that people can party to, turn up to, make love to, and chill to with good lyrics.
MD: Describe your creative process of creating a song or track?
Pharaoh: I listen or make the beat first. Then if I’m feeling it I decide a concept for the song. When the concept is mapped out I start writing. Then I go back over what I wrote to make sure I wrote the best bar I could.
MD: If you could choose one word to describe your latest mix-tape what would it be and why?
Pharaoh: Epic. I say this because it’s one of those mix-tapes you can listen to over again and still love it.
MD: What makes you different from other up and coming artists?
Pharaoh: I’m multitalented. I write, rap, sing, and act. In addition, I’m not like the other artists because I’m not talking about money and cars all the time. I’m saying my real story and having fun at the same time, that’s why my fans love me.
If you want to stay connected with Pharaoh, check out his website here. There you will also be able to download his latest mix-tape “V.O.G.U.E”