Flacko Finesse is an 18-year-old Aboriginal Hip-Hop artist from Pabineau First Nation. He is currently a student at Saint Mary’s University taking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.

Where are you based?
Halifax, Nova Scotia (for University)

How long have you been making music?
6 years

What genre would you consider your music to be?

What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
My uncle, aunt, and cousins were all Hip-Hop artists, I grew up with that energy and love for it.

What are your biggest musical influences?
Kanye West is definitely a big influence, I’d also have to say Earl Sweatshirt and Mac Miller.

Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I am an independent artist.

What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Some of the biggest challenges you face throughout your career is just to stay motivated and dedicated enough while still balancing schooling and work.

How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I have about 5+ songs on SoundCloud, I end up putting a lot of my tracks on private after a few months just cause I don’t really like them anymore.

Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
I’m a big fan of coke rap, so basically it’s a sub-genre in Hip-Hop that artists like Pusha T, Westside Gunn and Freddie Gibbs take part in, and they definitely influenced me when making this song. I recorded it in my dorm room one afternoon and I knew this was going to be a hit, but I wanted to come out with a music video, so this song is about 3 months old now.

Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I got a whole collab project with this producer Monk Beats, and I have many other songs coming.