You were formerly known as
“Da Kid”… What made you switch your name to “Sy Ari Da Kid”?
PEOPLE WERE HAVING A HARD TIME LOCATING ALL MY WORK BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WITH "DA KID" IN THERE NAME. SO I FIGURED WHY NOT CHANGE IT TO THE NAME MY MAMA GAVE ME. FIRST AND MIDDLE "SY ARI" DA KID
How old were you when you first got started doing music?
SOMETIME IN HIGH SCHOOL MAYBE I DONT KNOW…DIDNT TAKE IT SERIOUS TIL I TURNED 18 THO.
People categorize your music as Hip Hop. How do you feel about that?
I DONT CARE WHAT PEOPLE CALL MY MUSIC…JUST KNOW AT THE END OF THE DAY ITS "ME"…WHAT I LIVE AND GO THROUGH…HATE IT OR LOVE IT YERT!
You were signed to
Brian Michael Coxas a producer. How did he discover you and how long were you signed to him?
SHIT I STILL AM PAPERWORK WISE…HIS COUSIN WAS A FAN OF THE MUSIC AND SET UP A MEETING FOR ME TO PLAY BEATS FOR HIM. REALLY IT WAS A BLESSING CAUSE BACK THEN I REALLY DIDNT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT MAKIN BEATS.
Are you currently signed to anyone or affiliated with any labels?
NOPE!…MY OWN LABEL FOR NOW "ARROGANT MUSIC"
What is your affiliation with
Dirt Gang and Bricksquad?
SLIM DUNKIN R.I.P WAS LIKE A BROTHER TO ME WE DID ALOT OF MUSIC TOGETHER. I ALSO DID PRODUCED A RECORD WITH GUCCI MANE, WAKA FLOCKA, HELL DA WHOLE CAMP…D DASH BO AND DAE DAE ARE MY BROS TOO. THEY LIKE FAM NO PAPERWORK YERT
This past year you have released a lot of mixtapes… How many are there exactly?
TRUELY I DONT KNOW…I WOULD HAVE TO GO COUNT B LOL…BUT LOOK OUT FOT THE ULTRASOUND 2 "THE BIRTH" COMING SOON HOSTED BY TRAPAHOLICS AND DJ SCREAM!!
Although you have a numerous of exceptionally dedicated supporters, do you think that you are releasing too much music in such a short period of time?
YEA ALOT OF PEOPLE SAY THAT…BUT THATS WHEN AN ARTIST HAS TO BE TRUE TO HIS SITUATION. PEOPLE ASSUME IM BALLIN AND I CAN BUY WHAT I WANT…BUT THE TRUTH IS I CANT. SO I UTILIZE MY OUTLITS THAT I HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO BUILD A FANBASE ON. SO I FEED THE PEOPLE CAUSE ALL I HAVE IS MY MUSIC.
You have exceptionally well music, but why don’t you make music that is considered to be club music?
WELL SHIT THATS THE SAME AS WHEN PEOPLE SAY CLUB MUSIC AINT HIP HOP…WHO AM I TO SAY WHATS HIP HOP AND WHATS CLUB MUSIC. I ONLY DONT MAKE "CLUB" MUSIC BECAUSE THEY DONT PLAY MY SHIT IN THE CLUB. I DONT AIM FOR THE CLUB. I AIM FOR THE PEOPLE AND IF ONE DAY THE "CLUB" PEOPLE PICK A SONG THEN THATS THAT. IF NOT THEN I WILL CONTINUE TO DO ME YERT
You have worked with artist such as
Waka, Lil Niqo, Akon, Spliff Star, Future and many other mainstream artists to name a few. Do you think by interrelating with these artists that your career as an artist, song writer and producer should be further than what it is?
SHIT WHO KNOWS…GOD DONT MAKE MISTAKES…I CAN SAY I AM WELL PREPARED FOR ANY SITUATION THO!
Do you care about going mainstream?
SHIT ALL I CARE ABOUT IS FAMILY…SO IF MAINSTREAM OR UNDERGROUND PROVIDES FOR THAT THEN IT IS WHAT IT IS. JUST GOTTA REMAIN BEING MYSELF IN ANY INDUSTRY
What inspired to you to make the album “
The Heartbreak Kid”? It shows a different side of you; are some of the songs about anyone in particular?
CAUSE I SPENT TOO MUCH TIME TRYING TO LET THE "STREETS" KNOW I WAS HOT. FORGETTING THAT WOMEN BUY THE MUSIC AND SHOW THE MOST SUPPORT. AND I LOOOOOOOOOVE THE LADIEEEEES. SO I WILL BE DOING A MIXTAPE FOR THE LADIES EVERY VALENTINES DAY YERT
You have your own terminology that you use in your music such as
Yert, Bumsauce, Wheat Thins, Turkey, Rooster and Kendall. Can you please give us the significance to all of these words?
LOL JUAT ME BEIN A CLOWN. TOO MUCH TOO EXPLAIN. LISTEN TO THE MUSIC YOU SHOULD CATCH THE DRIFT
BUMSAUCE NIGGAS SKIT
BUMSAUCE BITCHES SKIT
BUMSAUCE SKIT 1
BUMSAUCE SKIT 2
Of all of the words that you have come up with what made you want to brand
Bumsauce and how did that word come about in your vocabulary?
WELL NOW A DAYS TWITTER WILL TELL YOU ALOT. I NOTICED BUMSAUCE TRENDING ONE DAY IN THE CITY SO THATS WHEN I KNEW. BUMSAUCE IS BASICALLY SOMEONE DOING SOM\ETHING LAME OR BUMMY. THATS MY BRAND NOW.
Is the song
“Subtweeters”about someone in particular? And why did you go so hard on it if it is?
ITS PRETTY MUCH DIRECTED TOWARD ANYBODY THAT SUBTWEETS…I THINK THAT SHIT IS BUMSAUCE
On your mixtape
“Definition of Definition”…Do you think this shows growth of Sy as a person and an artist?
SHIT I GUESS ITS JUST ANOTHER MIXTAPE TO ME. I GROW JUST BY WAKING UP THE NEXT MORNING . THATS ANYBODY.
In a few of your songs such as
“Indecisive”, “They Use to Tell Me”, “Definition of Definition” and also on your new project with K-Camp you articulate some thoughts about your sister; with verses such as “Mad at my own sister, its complicated when you dislike someone you Love”.Would you care to tell people what that is about?
SHIT ITS SELF EXPLANATORY. I BELIEVE IN THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT. RESPECT YOUR PARENTS AND I HAVE THE BEST PARENTS. I FELT AS IF MY SISTER WENT AGAINST THAT SO I SPOKE ON IT WITH HER AND THROUGH MY MUSIC. THATS IT. NOT TO BASH HER BUT TO GET THAT PAIN OFF MY HEART BECAUSE I LOVE HER TO DEATH AND ONE DAY SHE WILL GET IT.
How is the adjustment of unexpectedly becoming a full-time father and managing your career at the same time?
WELL BEING A FATHER ISNT THE TUFF PART TO ME BECAUSE IVE ALWAYS BEEN A FAMILY MAN. ITS THE CRAZY ASS BABY MAMA I SHOULDVE NEVER ALLOWED IN MY LIFE. BUT THATS NEITHER HERE NOR THERE. THE MAIN GOAL IS TO PUT MY SON "MAN MAN" FISRT IN ANY SITUATION. AND LOVE HIM MORE THAN I LOVE MYSELF
You were really close to
Slim Dunkin, someone you considered as a brother; how long did you know him?
UHHH I BELIEVE I MEANT DUNK RIGHT BEFORE HE DECIDED TO START RAPPING.. WILD NIGGA BUT GOOD AT HEART LOL
What was your reaction and feeling when you heard that
SHIT MY HEART JUMPED. INSTANTLY RUSHED TO GRADY HOSPITAL AND SOON AS I GOT DOWNSTAIRS THEY LOST HIM IN SURGERY. SEEMED UNREAL.
How long after
Slim’sdeath did it take for you to go back in the studio?
THE NEXT DAY I DID MY TRIBUTE SONG FOR HIM. PAIN
Do you feel you are connected to him spiritually when you write your music now or while performing?
I DONT KNOW BOUT ALLAT BUT I DO MAKE SURE REP HIM IN EVERYTHING I DO. EVERYTHING. HE OPENED ALOT OF DOORS FOR ME AS I DID FOR HIM. I WILL NEVER FORGET…R.I.P
You are very family oriented and are determined to take care of your family financially as a unit, so what do you have planned to further your career to accomplish that goal?
AHHHHH CANT GIVE YOU ALL MY PLANS…ONCE I TELL YOU MY SECRET IM NO GOOD TO YOU…I WILL JUST CONTINUE TO KEEP WORKING AND NOTHING WILL STOP ME I WANNA BE THE BEST.
Is there anything that you want to add?
SY ARI DA KID IS SAID "SIGH AHHREE DA KID" …AND IF YOU SAY IT WRONG AFTER THAT YOU BUMSAUCE BABYYYYYYYYY
How can people get connected to you? Such as your Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Live Mix Tapes and any other social networks that you are connected with? Also why don’t you have a Facebook?
EVERYTHING @SYARIDAKID & SY ARI DA KID
Who do people contact for business inquires shows and interviews?
IF I WAS A TRAPPER (MUSIC VIDEO)
DEFINITION OF DEFINITION