Meet LMPC, the Ogopa Butterfly break out star of the year Saka’ing into the Namibian music industry on a high note and schooling us all on what good music should sound like.
The Brownskin crooner is Fresh on the heels of the debut of his music video for banger ‘The Saka’, and there seems to be no stopping the kid!
Fresh FM sat down with the ‘She Want Dance’ singer, probed him a little on The Midday Rush, and somehow squeezed a Fresh in the Booth Interview with him too.
If you didn’t catch him on air freestyle singing, rapping and jamming, find out a little more about him right here.
- Tell us, who is LMPC? Where does the name come from?
I am LMPC aka Brownskincoco, a multi-genred artist and producer. LMPC used to stand for ‘Little Manuel Prince Charming’ but now it means ‘Love Yourself’.
- Describe your style of music to us, what are you trying to bring across to fans?
My style of music is a fusion of Hip Hop, R&B and Afro-pop with emotional lyrics about everything in my life mostly my relationships with women. I want fans to be less insecure as I become more vulnerable and transparent about my insecurities in my music
- What has been your favourite moment so far as an artist?
My favourite moment as an artist is every time fans come up to me for pictures, they’re so excited and happy to see me. It makes me happy knowing I make people happy, even if it’s just for that moment.
- When/if your inspiration starts to dry up where do you look to get excited about things again?
Well my inspiration never dries out, because my music is about my life and everything happening in my life. The good and the bad. So there will forever be something to talk about.
- What Namibian artists do you want to work with?
I really want to work with Shishani.
- What inspires your style of music?
My style of music is inspired by music and artists I grew up listening to and the music I listen to now, in addition to things that happen in my life.
- What three things can’t you leave the house without?
My cellphone, afro comb and lip balm.
- What advice do you have for LMPC five years ago?
Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re right on track.
- Do you remember the moment you realised you wanted to be a musician? Tell us about it.
I was 7 years old. I was hurt by a lot of things going on in my family, I was insecure, I felt alone and I was alone. Well, at least emotionally, so I started writing poems as an outlet for my pain, for my anger.
That later transitioned into me rapping and singing. My dad played me a lot of music growing up. He played every type of genre of music, every type of artist but mostly Tupac. And that’s when the musician was born.
- What is your guilty pleasure?
Red velvet cake and romance movies.
- Where can people find your music?
People can find my music online, on Soundcloud, iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify and Deezer.
- We know you are pretty stylish too, how do your sense of fashion and your love for music relate to each other for you?
I’m a fashion enthusiast, so I keep up with trends and add my own twist to them. To me, music and style are both a feeling. I make music according to how I feel and I dress according to how I feel as well. Fashion was one of my outlet as a teen and still to this day.
- Describe the process of creating a song to us.
Well, it’s a different process every time but usually it starts with me:
- Making a beat.
- In the first quarter of making the beat, the instrumental will strike a certain emotion in me and then I start writing in the direction of the beat. So if it’s a party beat, my lyrics will be highly reminiscing on a party I went to. If it’s an emotional beat my lyrics would be highly reminiscing on a relationship gone good/bad or something I went or am going through. Basically, I just use my music to vent.
- At this point the beat is not even half way done and then I would begin recording and finish the beat as I write and record more lyrics and melodies.
- After that I usually listen to what I have a million times (metaphorically). A lot of the time I’m in awe of what I just made and other times I listen to find mistakes or things that can be done better and then make small/big surgical edits.
Sometimes songs get finished in a few hours, sometimes days or even months.
- Who are your influences?
Kanye West, Drake, ASAP Rocky, Lil’ Wayne, Travis Scott, PartyNextDoor, Trey Songz, D’banj, Burna Boy, Wizkid, AKA and Riky Rick.
- If you had one super power, what would it be?
To make the world a better place.
Want more? Follow LMPC on Instagram @BROWNSKINCOCO, on Twitter @LMPC_OFFICIAL, like his Facebook page LMPC – Official, check out his SnapChat story @BrownSkinCoco and for some jams check out his SoundCloud page LMPC.
– Miss Anne, @MissAnneDastood.