The Beat Box … C. Pitt

QIntroduce yourself to the readers. Let them know where you’re from & what you represent.

A. I go by the stage name “C. Pitt” representing Greensboro, NC. I’m just another young local cat trying to make a name for himself as well as going beyond the music to accomplish far greater things. I represent NC Hiphop to the fullest. Bringing the underground to the surface is my movement.

Q. How did you get your start in the game?

A. Well I first started recording with my older brother & older cousin in their closets back during my junior year in high school. I eventually made a name for myself locally my last 2 years of high school. I eventually started doing local gigs/open mic nights at different bars and clubs around Greensboro, no big crowds though. I later began doing shows on the regular every weekend at Sky High Hookah in High Point, building my fanbase that whole year of 2011.. I eventually stopped doing shows there and linked up with Greensboro names such as Ed Ruger & Iconoclast crew who were able to help me gain more fans and do more shows and other big venues in the city. From then on, door(s) have opened and opportunities have presented themselves.

Q. You’ve performed w/ a few big names. Who have you rocked with & which was your favorite?

A. I’ve been very blessed to have worked with a couple big names or at least big names to me. I’ve worked with 9th Wonder’s Jamla, artists such as Rapsody & Actual Proof (Enigma & Sundown). I’ve also got music in the works with Pittsburgh artist Devin Miles and even North Carolina’s own, Kooley High, a group based out of Raleigh. I’ve done shows with artists like Mike Stud, Huey Mack, Celeb Forever, Actual Proof, Devin Miles, etc..my favorite show that I’ve rocked would probably have to be between my show with Actual Proof back in april at Guilford College in Greensboro & my show with Mike Stud back in february at the Diesel Club in Pittsburgh.

Q.  Your Crew is pretty deep, let us know about the rest of the cats you work with…

A. There’s definitely been some cats who’ve came and gone but the main people who I work with and have in my circle as far as artists are names like Phlo Deli, Young Spades, Jerrel Moore, & Bonafide. My beats smiths consist of my brother, my homie Darryl, & my boy p.u.r.p (prevailing under ruthless people). The rest are just bloggers and promoters. We all have separate careers & reps, we’re just trying to utilize and push everyone’s projects so that we can put our town on the map. We’re all repping the same place, I figure why not work with as many people as possible who are doing the same thing as me.

Q. What’s your favorite song that you’ve released so far?

A. My favorite song that I’ve released so far has probably got to be “Eddie Brock” ..its between that & “NC HipHop”

QWhat do you think makes you stand out in the game?

A. My content. I dont think I stand out so much because im considered lyrical but because im rapping about things that most 19 year olds dont rap about, or at least so I’ve been told. My style has been switching up only because I’ve been trying to become more innovative. I dont want to have “a style”, I want to be completely unpredictable, versatile, but at the same time remain with the same content, promoting the same message and everything I believe in/represent. I stand out because I’m an emcee. I sway the crowd with my words and make them listen. I capture my audience.

Q. Who are some artists you’d like to work w/ in the future?

A. There are so many artists I would like to work with in the future, pretty much all of them if I could. but just to name a few, I’d love to work with artists like Jadakiss, Jay Electronica, Missy Elliot, Ryan Lesslie, Adam Levine/Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar/ Black Hippie, J. Cole, Hopsin, Robin Thicke, Ludacris, Erykah Badu, Steve Wonder, Nas, Mos Def, Corey Gunz, Pusha T, Common, Eminem/Slaughter House, Pharrell, Gladys Knight, Mary J Blige, etc..just to name a few.

Q. Who are some artists that have influenced your style?

A. Jadakiss, Jay Electronica, Nas, Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, J. Cole, & Common are some artists who have definitely influenced my style to be what it is today.

Q. Where so you think your career will be in 5 years?

A. Honestly, I see myself working with most of the artist that i’ve previously listed. I see myself revolutionizing hiphop, as well as the music industry. I see myself bring the underground scene to the surface.

Q. Last but not least… do you have any shout outs, plugs, thank you’s or anything else you need to get out there?

A. Much love and special thanks to all the supporters, blogs, promoters, magazines, radio stations/internet radio stations holding me down. Shout out to my man Jarred Howard for all the booking, blogging, & promoting. Shouts to Ed E. Ruger & The Iconoclast Crew for all the support/encouragement as well as the shows and all the people they’ve introduced me to..they’re probably my biggest supporters. Thanks to my team for rocking wit me, Phlo Deli, Young Spades, Jerrel Moore, Bonafide, Darryl, Jarred Howard & P.U.R.P. last but not least, you can find me on twitter @C_Pitt everything else you can google me up. Be on the lookout for my upcoming project titled “The Pitt Stop” which is expected to be released november of 2012 with a couple guest features.

 

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