Semkari talks starting music at church, his influences, his new EP, & more

Semkari is a new artist from Charleston, SC who has been grinding for 3 years in this music game. He started music by playing drums at Church when he was younger. He is currently working on his EP and focusing on his craft. Get to know more about him below in our exclusive Q&A interview.

Explain who you are for those who may not know 
“Well.. I’m a lost youth that found himself in fashion, art & finally Music.. my name is Semkari. I’m 20 going on 21 & not in school at the moment..”

Where you from? 
“I’m from the 843; Charleston South Carolina. Born & Raised”.

How did you get your start in music?
“I started off by playing the drums at Church when i was younger. My mom always kept me church. As I got older, the guitar caught my interest and so did the 70’s rock & Grudge. I realized I didn’t have the image for resources to start a band so then I got into rap & hip hop”.

How long have you been making it?
“3 years this year”.

Who are your influences?
“Travis Scott, Drake, The Weeknd, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, & my Grandfather”.

What motivates you?
“My friends & family honestly. Not to sound like a cliché anime but they always believed in me even when I didn’t even believe in myself. I love all of them”.

What are you currently working on? 
“I’m currently working on my EP, Since Everything Matters. It doesn’t have a release date yet but when it does I’ll drop more info”.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
“Honestly I have no idea. Hopefully I’ll be somewhere in Australia or Japan ducked off”.

What is your opinion on the current hiphop scene? 
“It’s like watching a butterfly go through metamorphosis, strange but beautiful”.

Anything else you would like to say? 
“Uhh , not really. Just if you like what you hear from me, go support the movement”.

Social Media:

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/semkari

Instagram: @semkari (https://www.instagram.com/semkari/?hl=en)

Twitter:@semkari_ (https://mobile.twitter.com/semkari_)

Snapchat: semkari4life (https://www.snapchat.com/add/semkari4life)

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