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An Interview With Phunc Milla

A full album release from Phunc Milla gives off a wide array and variety of Hip Hop styles and approaches that managed to blend into one release and become confluent while keeping an edgy undertone and a refreshing Style.

Tha Love Potion album touches on crisp Cross of old school and new school hip hop styles from the beach to the wraps and it all comes through with a great bounce a lot of the time.

The cool thing about this album is that it's packed full of hooks and choruses that sometimes come in right in the intro of the song and get you reeled right in, which is very smart songwriting especially for this genre.

You can hear all different influences from Hip Hop's past decades rolling through this record and if you listen to the entire thing, you get a great feel for how much of a love letter this is to those artists.

Milla have a great Swagger and style to the way he does his thing, and you can tell that this entire album was done with a lot of heart because he clearly has a love for his craft.

Most impressive however is the diversity because this album actually ranges in genre while blending an R&B and Hip Hop the entire time.

You don't really know what to expect next from song to song, but you know it's going to be something good.

Most of the tracks are incredibly radio friendly and pack quite a punch, come through with color and vibrancy and work like a charm.

There's a lot of singles packed into this album and throughout them all you can tell they do great standing on their own two feet however listening to the record the entire way through is a whole different experience and I think that's the way this was meant to be soaked in.

You've got songs that are great for the club, songs that are great for cranking in the car, songs that are meant for headphones and so much more all wrapped up in just one massive album.

This whole record has a particular energy that never fades and its really part of the impact of the record and shows this artist's character and presence which really helps you get hooked.

With the release of such a great album, we wanted to have a sit-down with Phunc Milla to talk shop about the album itself and what might be coming up next for the artist.

Here's what happened.

Okay Phunc, let's start with Tha Luv Potion. This album has a killer vibe with a bit of edginess and a fiery flow! How did this record come about?

This album is based on real experiences, emotions, and feelings that I have gone through and dealt with over the past year or two of my life. I express my emotions through music, which is a great way to get things off of my chest.

How did this all start for you musically?

Growing up listening to The Parliament, James Brown, and The Gap Band is why I gravitate to the funk when I create music. Artists like Nas, Outkast, 2pac, and Big L, to name a few, I like to tell stories so that people can relate to my music.

What kind of things really inspire songs for you?

Everyday life, the adventures I go on, and the people I meet are driving my creativity. There is always something going on in the World, and I also write about world issues that take place. My music is my expression of how I see the world through my lenses.

This album has some great style combinations on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?

Each beat takes me to different places within my thoughts. My biggest influence has been my daughters. They are my world, and I want them to understand that your dreams will never be your reality if you give up. Every day I look into their eyes, I know they are watching every move I make. I ensure that all my moves are in the right direction. I tried as much as possible to create my own lane. I watch performances of other musicians to gain pointers, do's and don'ts that my delivery leaves a great first impression on people.

What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?

When I am not making music, I work for a mental health company called Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina and Virginia. My role in that compacity consists of assisting families with Children ages 0-6 that have trauma, behaviors, neglect, abuse, and need help building attachment between the child and parent. I also DJ at Jack's Water Fron Bar, in Morehead City, North Carolina, for weddings, charity events, and so forth. When I am not working in that role, I spend as much time as possible with my daughters making memories.

Who's in your headphones right now?

Right now, I am listening to The Green Room, The Spread, Clatt, and Jake Sutton, which are all artists from my hometown. There are also some Kanye, Big L, 2 Pac, Biggie, Nas, and Outkast. I also find myself listening to EDM remixes and new artists that I tend to find when I am looking for something totally different.

Are you doing any live performances right now?

It has been a few since my last performance, however, I am gearing up to start performing again. I am in the process of sending out a press kit to start feeling up dates.

Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?

I recorded myself in my home studio, where I mixed and mastered all my music.

What can your fans expect from you in the near future?

They can expect more good music that is coming from the heart. I want my fans to feel the emotion that I put into my music.

Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?

The only person that can stop you is the one that you look at in the mirror every day. That person is your competition. Stay focused, stay motivated, and put God first in everything that you do. Whatever you think or visualize, that means it is within your reach; create a plan and go get it. #FollowThaPhunc

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