We had the good fortune of connecting with fiction. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi fiction., what do you attribute your success to?
whatever success i’ve had and will have in the future stems purely from my work ethic. to me, the only way to outshine your competition is to outwork them. as a songwriter, that means writing more songs in a day than others do in a week, and a week in a month. as a singer, that means experimenting with my voice so my records never sound stagnant. i sleep four hours a day, maintain a full-time job, release my own music independently, and still have two sessions every day writing for other artists. time only matters if you use it. how else are you supposed to become a mack daddy? ya, dig?
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
i don’t remember the lyrics to any of my songs because i write & record so many—at least a thousand songs in the last few years.
i manage my own calendar because i’m an adult.
i see music in numbers.
on days when i don’t believe in myself, i remember that bernie mac stood on the apollo stage and told the audience “i ain’t scared of you, motherfuckers.”
i try to impress myself every day.
my goal is for my musical idols to ask me, “ay yo, slime. how’d you do that?”
my second goal is to make hella money and still park my own car.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
i would take them to trader joe’s so they could see how we’re livin’ in la. then i would let them play with my mini-pig because he’s so cute. then we’d sneak a pizza into a spearmint rhino & pass slices to all the hard working strippers to remind them money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does buy domino’s.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
dave chappelle—you’re a real one
Other: how do you clean scuff marks from timbs? asking for a friend…
the fancy ones were by nicol biesek. the others are straight vibes.