Interview: Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L

If you like your rap/hip-hop music and you’ve not checked Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L out yet, you really need to! He’s a really accomplished artist, creating amazing tunes, sure to set fire to the mainstream scene in no time! We recently reviewed his song Cash Out Freestyle, which you can find at the end of this interview.

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a new song called Cash Out Freestyle. What can you tell us about the track?

Cash Out was one of those records I didn’t think about. I heard the beat and just started rapping. I don’t rap or do freestyles as much so I was happy to get one out for the year. Trying to do at least one every few months, I didn’t realise so many people looked forward to me doing that. The beat just goes crazy man. It’s really a feel good song and it makes me happy that people play it for their friends. Can’t wait to perform it!

How has the reception to Cash Out Freestyle been so far, and where can it be purchased?

The reception has been great. Again I made this record pretty much off the top of my head. I didn’t expect it to be picking up all the traction it has. It’s quickly becoming a song people recognize me for which is pretty awesome. Slowly becoming one of my favorites personally. It’s available on all DSP’s and stores!

Do you have any more singles planned for release afterwards?

Yes, I’ve got another party type record dropping on Black Friday (Nov 24th), I’m excited to get the people moving. I’m based out of NY so it’ll be cold when it drops, but I’m hoping it goes crazy in the house parties. If the reception is good I have something really special planned for Christmas Eve.

Are there any plans to release an album or EP in the near future?

My latest EP (Recovery 2) is doing really well so I’m on singles for a bit. I do tend to get sad in the winter time, so there will definitely be a lot of music recorded over this winter. I don’t know if a project will be dropped, but don’t be surprised if a 2-3 pack is dropped for the new year.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

Ever changing haha. I physically write a lot less, more so I just let the beat loop and I work through ideas live. Feel like it’s a way better process for me. But I get concepts from all around me. A couple arguing in the park, a funny line from a TV show, random melody ideas that pop into my head as I’m trying to sleep etc etc. I get ideas from all over all the time. So every song as a unique process.

Cash Out Freestyle has a hip-hop/rap sound. What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

Xxxtentacion, ASAP Rocky, Travis Scott, and Bryson Tiller are inspirations to me for sure. There’s a lot of talented artists that inspire me but those are the core. I will say Cash Out personally feels like a song you can match on an Offset, Tyga or Big Sean type playlist because of the party and bounce feel the record possesses.

Do you have anything else exciting coming up in the next few months?

Recording, recording and more recording. Trying to stay in the lab as much as I can, it’s fun and keeps me out of trouble haha.

Do you have any tour dates lined up for the UK?

Funnily enough I have never been to the UK. I’m from Brooklyn and my number one city listenership-wise is Paris. I’ve got a few European film festivals to pick up my videos too but I’ve never actually been. I’ll make my way out there soon. If you guys have any festival or tour spots available let me know. I’ll make my way out there soon.

What can people expect from one of your gigs, and why do you think your fans should come and see you perform live?

I want my shows to be a safe place. A turnt place, but a safe one. I want there to be a sense of community. If you see someone wear Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L merch and you’re wearing one too, you guys are a team. We spread love and have fun here. No hate, we uplift and support eachother. If you come to a Breon S.Y.N.D.E.L show I want you to feel a sense of community. Music is a powerful way to bond, I want the bonds that are formed by my music to last forever.

Any last words for the fans?

I love you, you saved my life. Thank you for the love, continue to share the music. I have more coming for you guys. Thank you.