Emerging from D.C. Fat Eric got his start in the rap game very early on. With his ambition and grind, he was able to open up for the Southern powerhouse Big Krit. He most recently dropped his EP “28 Days Later” and continues to let us know why he is here to stay!
We got the chance to speak with Fat Eric to discuss his new EP, opening up for Krit and his creative process when it comes to recording.
Check out exclusive interview below:
Mikala: How have you been able to stay productive creatively throughout the Quarantine?
FatEric: So I basically just put a studio in the crib.
Mikala: So what would you say is the first thing you’re going to do once we get out of Quarantine?
FatEric: Travel ,try to network, shoot videos in different cities?
Mikala: How was it for you growing up in D.C.?
FatEric: Growing up in D.C. is the same. You just tryna find your way.
Mikala: Who were some of your musical influences growing up?
FatEric: Growing up I was listening to Wale, Jcole. People like that. I also did poetry so now I be listening to Money Man
Mikala: Being that did write poetry have you wrote any poems lately?
FatEric: Not recently.
Mikala: How did rap come about for you?
FatEric: When I was in Elementary and Middle school I always had a rap book. In 2013 my freshman year in college I started taking it serious.
Mikala: I saw that you used to be in a rap group back in the day!?
FatEric: (Laughs) Yeah, it was something slight. Now everybody branched off and did their own thing.
Mikala: What is something you learned being in a rap group?
FatEric: Shows you that your action affects everyone else.
Mikala: When it comes to your music, where do you get your inspiration from?
FatEric: Shit, everyday life. Something crazy might happen and i’ll be like damn I can put that in a song.
Mikala: You opened up for Big Krit. How was that experience for you?
FatEric: that was dope. It was at a homecoming. It was Big Krit, Fabolous, and Jacquees. I was nervous but it was cool.
Mikala: (Laughs) How were you able to pull yourself out of nervousness?
FatEric: You just gotta talk yourself into it.
Mikala: Now, I did research and saw that your EP “28 Days Later” was based off of a horror film? What made you want to incorporate that title for this EP?
FatEric: I watch a lot of movies, with everything going on with Covid-19 I just felt like everything made sense.
Mikala: Now, I did research and saw that your EP “28 Days Later” was based on a horror film? What made you want to incorporate that title for this EP?
FatEric: (Laughs) Yeah That’s one of the movies that came on TV every week. I saw it multiple times. Everybody told me to drop a song based off of everything going on.
Mikala: How was the creative process with this EP?
FatEric: I think i recorded the EP in 7-10 days.
Mikala: What’s your favorite song on the project?
FatEric: My favorite song is “Only Fans”!
Mikala: Have you thought about incorporating any horror film type visuals?
FatEric: Nah. I don’t think I’m going to do nothing like that. But I do want to have storylines and put a real budget behind my videos so they can be different. I actually just shot the video to the tape.
Mikala: What other upcoming projects do you have in store?
FatEric: I have a lot of things dropping. I’m going to do some contests for the fans.
Mikala: What would you say your goals are as an artist for 2020?
FatEric: Progress. Just getting better every day.