“If you rock with me prove that shit, if you don’t be prepared to get uncomfortable.”
vvsArkani is a Chicago native creating unique sounds and visuals. His energy and willingness to explore new sounds is what helps him differentiate himself from other artists. Keep reading to find out about vvsArkani’s musical inspirations, his thoughts on the current Hip-hop scene, upcoming projects and more!
Did you grow up in Chicago, if so what was it like?
I grew up on the South Side of Chicago, and growing up there helps you learn to take on anything life can throw at you from good to bad. Damn near always bad until you make it good. For me, it’s just a story of a kid from the trenches of Chicago escaping to better scenarios every chance he had.
What inspired you to pursue music?
The main reason I pursued music was because almost ⅓ of my family raps, including my dad. It grew on me over time; hearing them play out their Three 6 Mafia sounding ass tracks.
Do you plan on making this a career or is it more of a hobby?
I do actually plan on making music a career, however, it’s also on a list of hobbies I’m trying to finesse into 1 major career.
What’s the music making process like for you?
The music process for me is very fast paced. Definitely could have 10 lit song ideas in 30 minutes if the production is lit. Also, my recording process is very fast, I’m currently sitting on a lot of music.
Sounds by vvsArkani
Who are your biggest influences in life and your music?
My biggest influence in life is just life itself. I take it as a journey and always came across memories I can’t even begin to explain. And, I’m my own influence in music; I barely keep up with music that’s poppin to keep my sound from sounding like others, but I do peep it all. Some more of my influences are Kanye, Kid Cudi, Future, Gunna, HoodRichPabloJuan, Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt, Runaway and Wutang Clan.
Who’s your favorite artist out right now and why?
The main artist I’m rocking with right now is BYOU, the mans is in his own class.
Do you like the way Hip-Hop/Rap sounds now or are you not impressed?
I do actually like what’s going on with Hip-Hop/Rap today, it’s helping me be diverse and more importantly myself without worrying about if you rock with me or not.
Do you have any upcoming projects?
I have an upcoming project named “Heart Burn Experience: Phase 1” planning to drop early 2018.
What’s your favorite song that you’ve made?
My favorite song that I’ve made so far is actually on the upcoming tape named “Hurt Nomore.”
How do you come up with the ideas for your visuals?
All of my ideas are inspired by my lifestyle, I bring all my ideas to my closest friends and see what their reaction is.
If you could work with anybody in the world who would it be?
If I could work with anyone it would be anyone seriously connected with Hypebeast and vintage fashion.
Any last words for your supporters?
If you rock with me prove that shit, if you don’t be prepared to get uncomfortable. “Veve eh!”
Check out more sounds from vvsArkani at: https://soundcloud.com/vseveryone