— When you have a beat that speaks to you, how do you start working on the lyrics? Just freestyling or writing with a pen and paper or using ideas from the notes on your phone? Or smth else?
— So most times I'll just keep reloading the beat & listening until words come to me & I'll start freestyling saying whatever comes to mind. & then if I like what I say I'll usually type it on my iPhone or my Blackberry.
Then the process continues – I just keep reloading the beat & rapping the same bars over & over until I reach the end of the song. Sometimes I write continuously & forget about a hook/chorus but other times I'll think of the hook first & then write the verses after. It just all depends on the structure of the instrumental & how I start rapping.
On Isolate I just kept rapping until I got to the end of my verse, put a little hook, then kept rapping, but other joints like Ocean Thoughts I wrote the hook first & then wrote the verses, so it's just all a vibe thing.