Today we are sitting down with Pablo a up and coming Puerto Rican artist from Astoria Queens who first started his musical journey at the young age of 14. Since his life changing event of being incarcerated he has been working hard to get his name out there and he has been featured in a few notable mixtapes.
Pyro Da Arsonist: What inspired you to start doing music at such a young age?
Pablo: I was doing an 18 month juvee bid and writing rhymes was a way of expressing myself and passing time.
Pyro: How did you get the nicknames Buff & Skar?
Pablo: I got the name Skar because when I was 21 years old I had a scar on my face and buff because that’s the nickname of the nuke they dropped on Japan buff stands for big ugly fat fuck.
Pyro: How did being incarcerated change you as a person and as an artist?
Pablo: Honestly jail is like a school for criminals , if you learn anything you basically learn how not to get caught again .
Pyro: How would you describe your music and what makes you stand out from other artist?
Pablo: I consider myself a backpack style rapper also I try to spit hard bars , and my music is real as I rap about things that I been through and especially I touch up on the topic of police brutality as I’ve gotten called spic by the police and had guns drawn at me multiple times by multiple police men.
Pyro: What are some steps you think an artist needs to do to gain a following and stay relevant?
Pablo: To stay relevant I feel an artist should just continue to hustle , create , continue to put out music , to gain a following try and get on these mixtapes and these Spotify playlists .
Pyro: How has the pandemic affected your music career?
Pablo: The pandemic hasn’t really affected my music career as I have a studio in my basement including a soundproof booth that I paid for to get built.
Pablo: How important is it for an artist to stay true to who they are?
Pablo: Honestly I’m Ol’Skool so I say spit real , don’t lie because someone gonna call you on it it’s a small world , just be real before you end up like tekashi .
Pyro: What are your thoughts on the music landacape today?
Pablo: Honestly, I’m happy to see bars making a come back because this mumble rapShit gotta go.
Pyro: What are your goals for this new year?
Pablo: My goals for this new year are to be debt free and get my streams up and continue to build a legacy for my family.
Thank you for taking the time to sit down with the Artistry and letting our readers learn more about you. We wish you much success in your career.
Follow Pablo: https://www.instagram.com/pblok42k2020/
Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/album/thor/1508484688