ARTIST NAME: Crusada
SONG TITLE: Black Falcon
Tell us how you build up the tune for this song.
The lyrics were heavily inspired by the need to celebrate our Blackness. When the world seems to be more racially divided than ever, we must send a message of love, unity, and togetherness.
Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.
People have reacted well to the song. The feeling is there needs to be more of a message within Hip Hop in general in 2021.
Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.
Production today is varied. From a technical perspective, it is much better with all of the equipment and plug-ins we have available. That being said music was made from the heart during the 60s and 70s in particular. It feels like music is made from the brain these days, not all of it but a lot of what I hear.
Tell us any interesting experience in your music career that is significant.
I once collaborated with Mica Paris and that was an interesting experience for me.
Tell us how you come across the lyrics of this song.
The lyrics were written whilst watching a documentary on Malcolm X. I just felt that at that moment I needed to speak to my people.
Discuss how you plan to create a piece of timeless music that your fans can cherish forever.
I always try to make music that is relevant, and that you can go back to and enjoy. By making the lyrical content diverse so I believe this makes that possible.
Tell us what triggers your creativity.
Life, my family, and people, good and bad, inspire me.
Tell us how you generate musical ideas for your composition.
Ideas for beats can come from a sample, an event, or even just a simple thought.
Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.
I don’t really have a single song that is my favorite, as music is created in the moment, and has different meanings and vibrations depending on my mood at the time. I would say the ‘Black Falcon’ is one of my favorites though.
Discuss how you compose this song.
I made this song from hearing a really cool sample I liked. The idea came quite quickly and the lyrics also flowed as the beat developed. I use Logic Pro X to produce, and the machine MK3 to sample and create drums.
Elaborate on your artist’s name.
My name Crusada is representative of the sword style, which is symbolic of the tongue. The sharpness and swift delivery are Crusada.
Elaborate on the title of the album.
The album’s title is Gladiatorial, which again is about the fighter within me. The fight for life, the fight to succeed, and the fight to win…