Buggzy Hoffa’s name has been buzzing for quite some time now with legends such as Eric B, DJ Clue and DJ Don Demarco signing off on his talents and lyrical genius. He recently just dropped a single titled “Pray On” and he’s ready to show us how much of a chameleon he can be when it comes to writing raps and creating in the studio. Check out his exclusive interview with us.
The Feature Presentation: What inspired you to do music?
Buggzy: My inspiration came from my circle, I’m organically a fan of the arts. Music however took some time to grow. My father, a DJ, always had the turntables set up. He also engineered for some major acts early on in the game. I adapted that and went into my direction.
TFP: What would you say is your biggest accomplishment thus far as an artist?
Buggzy: I’ve done a few cool milestones in my current tenure but the icing on the cake is gaining recognition from the Legendary Eric B. That’s the one thing that really put the other goals on the back burner . That’s Hip Hop Royalty, it’s like Pulling Excalibur out of stone. Completely unexpected.
TFP: What is your writing process like?
Buggzy: The process is a bit wonky, I’ll be honest. If it’s on personal time, I would light some incense, smoke a cigar and vibe out to production. I’d freestyle into my phone or mumble a flow together until I get actual words to take the place of the sounds. If I have the team together, we are just having a jam session rhyming and clowning over beats having fun. That’s how “Fire Hose” & “Head Bussa” came up, we were just having fun. Every so often if I’m on the spot, it gets down right in the studio, if the vibes are right it’s getting knocked out during the session.
TFP: Describe your music style.
Buggzy: I can’t answer that , I haven’t taken the time to really capsule myself into that box yet. I kinda do what I want. I can change my entire style at a whim, I like to be creative so I guess I would say flexible. I’m honestly still exploring especially on my solo efforts. I’m fond of the entendre though. I like to slip a few triple doubles here and there.
TFP: What are the pressures of being a rapper in the industry?
Buggzy: Pressures about being a rapper in the industry… kinda make that sound like being a rapper is an endangered species or something. Zero, I don’t find any pressure. Being a rapper or being in the industry, I don’t see a collision that may cause pressure or difficulty. I take it as one side is art, the other is business and politics. If you watch politics long enough, you kinda know the majority of it is hot air.
TFP: “Pray On” is your new single, what was the motivation behind it?
Buggzy: “Pray On” is out now on all platforms with a motion video. “Pray On” is a departure of what would be expected on my previous releases. Which were all hard collaborations. I forgone the party and bravado to give a narrative reminder of what’s been happening politically. I didn’t want us to forget with the coming of a new year, the ones we lost to police brutality… the elephant in the room of being a black man facing racism everyday. We may be having a change in office, it’s a homage for us to stick to our guns when it comes to being further progressive to stand together to fix quality of life issues.
TFP: For those who are looking forward to following your journey, what projects do you have coming up?
Buggzy: “Head Bussa” is getting a major release soon that features the squad including myself, Trill Cosby, CaNn CaNn and Jai-Ho the Golden Child. It’s been burning up in the trail run and it’s pulling lots of traction. We have a video out now, it’s a lot of fun. Looking forward to the big release of that record.
TFP: What do you want your legacy to be?
Buggzy: I’m still putting that together, one thing for sure is I like helping people especially other creatives so creating a safe place for those types to come together to create with some guidance. It’s hard having all this talent you know, all these ideas and get taken to the ringer. I’m very compassionate about that. Hopefully I get myself into a place where I can open doors for fellow creatives of all types. i’d like to be known for that in the end for sure.