Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
I’m Lil Ink, an 18 year old independent rapper/singer from London. I started releasing my music two and a half years ago.
Since I started, I produce, record and mix in my room by myself and I love music with all of my heart and soul!
When did you first start to develop a passion for music?
I’ve always loved singing and performing – 6 year old me was obsessed with Michael Jackson – I tried the dances and everything.
When I properly sunk my teeth into emo, pop punk and general 00s alt rock around the age of 12 I picked up a guitar and never really looked back.
I started recording demos onto iOS Garageband; me and my mates tried making a band, and I was so sure that pure rock music was my lane until I started getting into Lil Peep around his death.
That was when I started producing, I must have been 14 or 15. I got massively into rap music through Peep’s connection to the emo genre. Going out to my first parties opened me up to a lot of stuff like d’n’b and UK garage as well.
Fast forward a year or so, I decided to try and chuck all of these musical passions into one sound and here we are now!
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
I’d say my favourite artists growing up were Michael Jackson, My Chemical Romance, As It Is and Lil Peep.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
Experimental but accessible, I’d guess. I’d probably also say alternative.
What music have you recorded and released to date?
Three mixtapes, a bunch of singles, some covers, stuff with other projects as well. My debut album Perfect People (Shades of Grey!) is out in September.
Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?
Mother Mother, Mitski, Frank Ocean, Yungblud, the 1975 – they’ve been on pretty exclusive repeat recently lol.
I feel like I never take nothing from a song in terms of inspiration when I’m listening, it kinda happens passively if u know what i mean – the 1975 especially though.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
Either Yungblud or Matty from the 1975 – I feel like that’d be good vibes.
What are your plans for the future?
Making a meaningful, substantive positive impact on as many people as I can with my music. And of course my debut album is out in September.
Where can we find out more about you?