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London Fog: I got next

London Fog
West Coast transplant London Fog is generating quite a buzz in the M-Town. His mix tapes are making the rounds and he’s looking forward to making an impact in the music game. West Coast transplant London Fog is generating quite a buzz in the M-Town. His mix tapes are making the rounds and he’s looking forward to making an impact in the music game. London recently spoke to the New Tri-State Defender about his style, his work ethic and the importance of family support.

Tri-State Defender: Who were your influences in the music game, past of present?

 
 London Fog says he has the desire and discipline to do what he needs to do. (Courtesy photo)

London Fog: Obviously, I was influenced by Tupac and Biggie. As far as the past rappers, E-40 and a lot of the West Coast artists; today’s artists such as Lil Wayne and Drake or anyone who is doing something good right now. You can tell who’s working because it shows in the product.

TSD: Describe your style.

L. Fog: It’s kinda like gumbo. You put in a little shrimp, a little beef and a little chicken in it. I just so happen to be able to mix it all up. Being from California, living here all of these years and traveling back and forth has given me the best of both worlds. I can’t just focus on a style because it’s just sort of a combination.

TSD: There are a lot of rappers in the game right now, what sets you apart from everyone else out today?

L. Fog: I have a great work ethic. I am determined. I have the desire and discipline to do what I need to do. What also separates me is my voice. It’s unique and no one expects such a deep voice out of such a little guy. Everyone is like, who’s that guy?

TSD: I admire your work ethic. You mother was telling me that the other night you were up all night trying to finish one song. What drives you?

L. Fog: Consistency and dedication. It’s not necessary to make “music” anymore. We have lost the art of “storytelling.” No one is like, “Let me close my eyes and visualize this song.” There more about what’s happening in the club. They’re all over the place. No one is trying to make a masterpiece. If you want to be a great boxer, you have to go to the gym. But if you only go to the gym two days a week and you end up fighting a guy who trains every day, you’re gonna lose.

TSD: You have a great support system that believes in you and stands behind what you do. How does it feel to have that support?

L. Fog: You gotta have support. You gotta have some type of foundation or team. Otherwise you have no one to hike the ball to. I love my mother. She’s one of a kind. I expect her support because she’s my mother, but I get a lot of other family support too. I love that and I appreciate it.

(You can follow London Fog on Facebook, Youtube, Reverbnation and Twitter@londonfoggmusic.)

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