From Atlanta, GA (Dekalb County) music producer SE7EN was raised on the core elements of Hip Hop. Back when choosing between playing “Hey Ya!” or Lovers & Friends, was the only difficult decision to make. What a simpler time. SE7EN strives to give music a meaning once more. Raised through the vein of Hip Hop, SE7EN has been deeply inspired by artist such as Eminem, KRS-One, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Wale, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Ludacris, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, The Game, and many many more. Continuing the legacy of Hip Hop, SE7EN aspires to continue to push the culture forward. His latest work exemplifies just that. “All The King’s Men: The Album” is the accompanying soundtrack to the short-film “All The King’s Men”, directed by Christopher Daniel, which both visually and sonically takes you back to a vintage Atlanta landscape in 1993. Only 7 tracks long, this album embodies every side of what it means to be human. Emotional. Gritty. Captivating.
Lucky for us we were able to briefly interview the rising act:
1. “Summer in July” is definitely a sensual record, are you planning to bring back that baby making music with your new project?
Haha maybe. Who knows. The album is very sonically dynamic so you can pull from a lot of different emotions and inspiration. If listening makes you want to have sex, then more power to you
2. “Summer in July” is already a dope record, but if you could get anyone to hop on th remix, who would it be?
This is a good question. Hmmm I can hear Chris Brown, Jodeci, or 6lack. Definitely 6lack. We should make that happen
3. Your sound is very melodic, what albums did you grow up listening to?
A lot of old school Hip-Hop and a lot of RnB in my later years. I was captivated early by the smooth storytelling type rappers like Biggie, T.I, and early OutKast. They have an obvious imprint on how I approach my production. To the legendary producers like NO I.D, Organized Noize, and of course many more. My earliest Hip Hop memory is probably listening to Ready To Die for the first time in my room. It wasn’t until about High-School that I started diving into RnB heavy. Hormones Lol
4. If you had to describe your sound in 3 words, what would they be?
Different, unique, and spiritual. But definitely different