Interview with Bay Area artist Zachary Campos

Interview with Bay Area artist Zachary Campos

Zachary Campos’ Latest Musical Endeavor, Funky MC, Offers a Refreshing Blend of Alternative Old School Rap

Zachary Campos’ latest musical endeavor, Funky MC, offers a refreshing blend of alternative old school rap and classic punk rock vibes, serving as a testament to his diverse artistic range. Scheduled for release on March 29th, 2024, this album is a concise yet impactful journey through a myriad of sounds and emotions, clocking in at just 10 minutes in total duration.

The anticipation for this unique fusion is heightened with the unveiling of the first single, “Scorching,” set to drop this Friday, March 22nd. If this track is any indication of what’s to come, listeners are in for an electrifying experience.

The tracklist comprising of ten songs, promises a dynamic exploration of themes ranging from nostalgia to rebellion, all delivered with Campos’ signature style. From the high-energy opener “Scorching” to the introspective closer “Everything,” each track offers a distinct flavor while maintaining a cohesive sonic narrative.

Listeners can expect a rollercoaster ride of emotions as they navigate through tracks like “Magic” and “Dope,” which exude an infectious energy sure to get heads nodding. Meanwhile, cuts like “Traffic” and “Party” inject a dose of raw intensity into the mix, showcasing Campos’ ability to seamlessly blend rap and punk influences.

With titles like “Funky,” “Fresh,” and “Cool,” it’s evident that Campos isn’t afraid to embrace his eclectic musical palette, delivering a sonic feast that transcends genre boundaries. Tracks like “Skills” highlight his prowess as both a lyricist and a performer, solidifying his status as a multifaceted artist.

Clocking in at just 10 minutes, Funky MC is a brief yet potent offering that leaves a lasting impression. Whether you’re a fan of rap, punk, or anything in between, this album is sure to captivate and inspire. Zachary Campos has once again proven himself as a force to be reckoned with in the ever-evolving landscape of music.

Interview with Bay Area artist Zachary Campos

What city are you from?

I’m straight out of San Jose, California.

How has your city influenced your sound?

Being from San Jose, I grew up surrounded by old-school rap and electro funk. My dad bought me a pair of turntables and showed me how to scratch when I was a kid. It’s one of my favorite music memories and one of the reasons I make the music I do. At every family party I would go to I would hear G-funk and I absolutely loved it. That music is ingrained deep within my soul. As an MC, that’s the place you have to tap into in order to rock the mic to the best of your capabilities.

Tell us about your best performance?

My best performance would have to be at my frequent spot Brix and Hops in Lodi, California that I did last month. I felt like I tapped into a different energy then I had tapped into before. The energy of the night was great and I was focused on giving a stellar show. I barely spoke a word and played music for 3 hours. It was awesome!

Talk about your latest project.

My latest project is titled Funky MC. It’s an alternative old school rap classic punk rock inspired mixtape consisting of old-school freestyles and punk ballads. I’m very proud of the work I’ve done on it and am excited for people to hear it!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

That’s a tough question to answer because I’m due to be a father come fall, so I’m not sure where life will take me. All I can really say is that in 5 years I want my kid to have the best life ever. Everything I do, I do for them.

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