Artist Interview: Albert Anthony Felipe (evil eye nyc)
Tell us about yourself and your music
Uptown New York native singer songwriter working to bridge the gap between rock styles and hip hop aesthetics. Continuing where early def jam records left off. You can check out my earlier works on my Soundcloud. Which can be considered as a primer/demo precursor to 163rd st blues (Ost blu”
Talk to us more about your latest release
In March I will release a ten track concept album (163rd street blues) that studies the effect of gentrification in New York City. Three music videos are being produced for the singles “New York high”, “uptown” and “skeleton 69”. Pre released album is available as requested. Teasers for ALBEY’s zone and uptown are available on my public instagtam page @evileyenyc as video posts.
What inspired you to write this release?
This project was inspired by the protest singer songwriters of americas past. Touching on the political and cultural reaction from upper New York to americas current state.
Any plans to release a video?
Three videos for early 2017. Three music videos are being produced for the singles “New York high”, “uptown” and “skeleton 69”
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Street art is one of the elements of hip hop and as a artist(painting) I think it’s important to use this as a window to the creative process.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Tame impala, Kanye west, grimes
Tell us about your passions
Art, streetwear, coffee and poetry. Also my shitzu “Misty”
What else is happening next in your world?
A series of short movies pop up shops for the evil eye streetwear brand and the New York touring circuit.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Albert!