Nick Trees is a Colorado Springs, CO based rap artist we connected with for an exclusive interview to discuss his video "I'm Your Huckleberry", how skateboarding and music intersect in his life, his goals for the remainder of 2018 and more.
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If you had to describe your music to a stranger in three words, which ones would you choose?
Unique, enigmatic, innovative
Describe your creative process overall for developing new songs. Do you write your lyrics first and then seek out beats to match them or vice versa?
I keep it original and create everything from scratch. The struggle and depression definitely helps my creative process helps me put my heart and soul into the lyrics and music. I have a very intricate and organized way of creating in which I arrange the music and write the lyrics simultaneously. I'll sometimes spend hours making sure each piece of a song fits properly in the mix, quality in all aspects of the song is very important to me.
Tell us about how music and skateboarding intersect in your life. In other words, could there be one without other and you be content?
Music influences the way I skateboard and it also gives me balance outside of skateboarding if I'm injured or need rest. I have a theory that skateboarding styles are musically based, almost like a larger form of 'cymatics' which in physics is the study of wave phenomena, esp sound, and their visual representations.
How did the song "I'm your huckleberry" come together and who produced it?
I produced the song myself and filmed the video in the closet of my apartment haha. There's a scene from the movie 'Tombstone' where Doc Holiday says "I'm your huckleberry" when the antagonist wants a stand off with Wyatt Earp. Doc Holiday basically steps in and says he's the man for the standoff instead.... So here is me stepping into the hip hop scene saying if you're sick of hearing the same cliche music that is designed purely for profit then I'm your huckleberry.