Specialist – Now Or Neva
Hardwork is said to be the prerequisite to success. Do you disagree? Surely one person who doesnt is Lance Eustache, aka The Specialist. The New York City product has been perfecting his craft for quite some time, capitalizing off of a focus and determination second to none. A true music connoiseur, Specialist is a master at the art of freestyle, but understands the importance of substance and songwriting. The Mad Music representative has long been a student of creativity, in the form of Hip-Hop. At 25 years of age, many would say he comes across as a person far beyond his age, yet very identifiable with his contemporaries. Adrenaline rushing, sweat pouring, articulately giving his all, you can catch Specialist at home on a stage near you. Hustle personified, his mixtape offering Its Now or Never is available now. Check out the Specialist…….
Parlé Magazine: What other genres of music to you bump, outside of Hip-Hop?
Specialist: I listen to Rock, soft Rock, Jazz, a little bit of Country and Classical.
Parlé: Tell us a little bit about Mad Music, whats the movement like, how did you guys hook up?
Specialist: Mad Music is a group that was formed in ’08. Its members consist of Zoneout, Quan Don, Sity, KoolHand,TripStone, Mane, Charmz and myself! Basically this movement is a bunch independent artist that want to bring back real Hip-Hop. This group pretty much covers all genres of music and time zones ( MAD MUSIC).
Parlé: What are some projects you have done already?
Specialist: I have a compilation CD out with MAD MUSIC (vol1) and as well as my mixtape that’s out now called, Now or Neva. Album coming soon to itunes . I’m also featured on other mixtapes such as Army of Two (Full Metal Jacket), Introduction vol. 2, Coney island Shoulda Been on the Map.
Parlé: What defines Specialist as a person and as an artist?
Specialist: Basically if you know me, you would know my friends nickname me special because of the type of human being I am. I’m very rare, the things I say and do are uncommon just like my music .
Parlé: Why Rap as a means of expressing yourself?
Specialist: Growing up I was always very shy and quiet but loved music. Music touches my soul and brings out the inner most feelings and thoughts of me .
Parlé: If you only could have 5 songs on an ipod, what would they be?
Specialist: That’s a tough one but I would have to say Joe Budden, “All of Me,” Micheal Jackson, “Human Nature,” Specialist, “Trapped,” Eminem, “Spend Some Time” and Zoneout “Therapy”!
Parlé: What can we look forward to upcoming for Specialist?
Specialist: Well for starters you can check out my “Imma Fool” video on youtube as well as my album coming soon to i tunes. My mixtape that’s out right now on Datpiff called Its Now or Neva. More videos, shows, blogs,radio interviews, websites and more music of course .
Parlé: Where are some of the places you have performed?
Specialist: Well I have performed at the Pyramid Club, Amarachi Lounge, L.O.X. Lounge
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