For people not familiar with you, who are you and what do you do?
Hi my name is Nasty Mars, and I make music. Principally, I'd like to think of myself as a songwriter.
You’ve been making music for a couple of years now and finally we can see that it’s starting to take its own character and style, can you explain briefly how you’ve gotten to this stage?
Thank you. I want to say trial and error. A lot of hard work, and creating art that will never see the light of day. Patience too.
Creatively who do you aspire to? How does this affect your music and even your live performances?
Oh man, it’s tough to narrow this down. Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Badu, Lauryn Hill, Prince, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Andre 3000, Marvin Gaye, Tyler, Pharrell, and Frank Ocean. The effect is I’m a product of what I listen to.
Do the artists who inspire you have anything to do with your creative process?
A little. When I started making music, I would actually research the creative process of artists I love, and mimic them, things like how Dilla arranged his studio etc. haha.
What does an average day look like for you? How much of the day involves making music?
That’s like a samurai telling the world how he trains, I don't want to reveal my secrets haha. However, music for me, it’s like oxygen. Without it I’ll cease to exist.
The whole 90sRD crew feels and sounds like something that should be from the golden era of hip hop, is this something that’s done with intention or something that just flows naturally for you all?
It was definitely natural, I guess the music we all listened to growing up bled into what we create. Groups like A Tribe Called Quest and Slum Village.
What is 90sRD and how did everything start?
RD is an artist collective that started when I think Jake, Sebastian, and Baro linked up online.
Do you have a secret plan of attack or are you just taking it as it comes?
A secret plan of attack.