"Living Internally For Eternity for eternity is what means so please help me try to change the way that things seem.. "
Patrick has been stacked with the odds against him since the beginning. Born in Alexandria, Virginia with Cerebral Palsy due to complications at birth only 1lb 1oz the prospect of having a bright future seemed dim.
"From the beginning I came into this world non existent, so you can imagine what the odds of me being anything were"
His Maternal grandmother the late Robbie Wesley being a strong woman of faith, kept hope alive through this tumultuous time. She prayed over the situation, and that turned everything around for the better.
"My faith in God being a supreme being has always been tremendous being a result of my grandmothers prayers gave me and continues to give me a true feeling of who God really is and the power he possesses"
Through his life because of family gatherings and by just being driven by sound, music has always been an intricate part of his life. From Hip-Hop/R&B, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, The DC based genre GO-GO, Pop/Rock and because of training in school Classical.
"Music is in my blood. It's always been around. I never knew how much it meant to me until I had no one to talk to"
As a child moving around a lot left him feeling alone and isolated, being a kid with a disability made it even harder to be accepted, at times being bullied it made situations not as easy to handle.
"The pain of not being accepted at times really hurt me. Even as an adult, I understand how I made to be different, but it was way more harder for me then"
As a musician any pain he has/had he can put in on his music, as his therapy.
"Writing music, recording & performing it gives me a therapeutic release. It gives me a reason to throw out pinned up emotions in whatever I'm feeling with no judgment. Just my pain, my joy, confusion, love, intimacy, Sex, Lust God and every allegory or fable that lies within those subjects if I don't write about my own life"
So you do write about your own life?
"Word for word no stretch. Just Raw. Uncensored. Truth"
So you don't bend the truth at all?
"What's the point? The truth sets you free. Everything I write comes from a place of perspective of my own life. Sometimes a blind eye, and other times a clear eye. The watcher and participant either way it's still me. Take it how you want"
Why would you be so sure to write about your own life? Would you be embarrassed?
"No, What I went through and go through can help someone else. My soul is a transparent particle of air you can see through so there's no reason for me to put a cover over myself"
So is it safe to say that you're sure of yourself?
"Not sure to the point of arrogance, just confident in my abilities as a emcee"
But you're well versed in music aren't you?
"Yes I write, produce, sing, rap just haven't composed a symphony yet, but I can read music though"
How long have you been in music? "Since 5 but I took it seriously at age twelve"
And you started out as a singer.. Correct?
Why the change from crooner to rapper?
"Puberty(Laughs) the act of nature. Voice changes are sometimes the death of some great singers, and it's been the death of my singing voice, so being that I've always loved Rap, I decided to try it out for size."
Were you always noted as a talented MC?
"No, It came with time, you got to put the work in"
So who influenced you in music?
"I have a lot, but my main influences are music of the 50's-60's Michael Jackson, ZZ Hill, Teddy P. Lauryn Hill, New Edition (The Super group) Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Usher, D'Angelo, Ginuwine, Tyrese. Now for Hip-Hop, Big Daddy Kane, Rahkim, KRS One, 2Pac The Notorious BIG, BlG L, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Scarface, Naughty By Nature, Ice Cube (NWA), JayZ, Kendrick Lamar J. Cole"
So Why are you calling your first project "Blurred Vision"?
"I'm calling it that because in my past I couldn't see clearly. It's my own way to pay homage to my pain, so I can let go of it"
So I know we've talked about God earlier, but what are your views on region What religion are you?
"I'm considered a Christian because of my faith in Jesus Christ his life, death & resurrection and what it stands for. I'm not the type to be in church a lot, but I have a bible and read it when the opportunity presents itself, And mostly I Pray so God and I have a relationship. But I'm far from religious. It's too many of them out there with different opinions about one God. It's all a separation which is what God is against. Religion is man-made. Relationship is God Given"
So you don't have a religion?
"Not in my mind"
But you believe in God?
"Absolutely! There's no doubt in my mind that God exists"
Will we here more about this on "Blurred Vision"?
"Most Likely.. Maybe more on Project #2"
What are your plans for Hip-Hop?
"Stay Grounded in my truth. Bring something back that's been missing. Real Lyrics, Raw Talent. Just a Legit Person,
"What would you like your legacy to be?
"I want to be one of the greatest, but only that can be measured by whoever feels that way about me when it's all said and done".. Blurred Vision on the way!.