DreadLovers very first Musician interview we speak with Hen aka HenMusik from Virginia Beach, VA, USA.
DREADLOVERS: How would you describe your Music? HEN: I would call it universal hip-hop because it doesn’t have one particular sound. Hip-hop is the root of my music, it is the primary influence, but I don’t like to box myself in. I love hip-hop, that is my foundation but I am always skating outside the boundaries to create a new sound. I try to be as diverse as possible when putting projects together. As far as content goes, I like to keep bit positive by not perpetuating negative images or glorifying materialistic things, like some of these kats in the rap game. My music is fresh and vibrant all while spreading a self-righteous message.
DREADLOVERS: What do you Love about being a Musician? HEN: Music is a platform for me to voice my opinions, ideas and allows me to release my creativity. Since I was a kid, I was always into entertaining people; I used to be involved in theater as well as doing a lot of party hosting, so being a musician is something that naturally fell into place. Its also always a great things to see when people are inspired by my music or just my musical grind and that encourages me to keep doing what I love to do.
DREADLOVERS: When did you know you wanted to grow DreadLocks and when did you start? HEN: 5th grade was actually the first time I started locking my hair. I looked up to my older cousin and he started locking his, and that made me want to lock mine. The funny thing is that I go in trouble for cutting up in school and my punishment was to cut them off. This is actually my third set of locks right now.
DREADLOVERS: I LOVE MY DREADS.. HEN: It’s funny how many conversation have been started by just the notice of my hair. My wife and kids also have dreads, so when we go out as a group, it definitely calls for attention. My locks are a symbolization of my Israelite heritage and I feel like this is a strong link to our broken past.
“All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days fulfilled, in which he separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of his hair of his head grow.”— Numbers 6:5, KJV.
DREADLOVERS: Your Top 3 Products for dreadLocks? HEN: I’m actually pretty
simple. I wash my hair with any shampoo, let it air dry, and that’s it. I leave my
hair as raw and natural as possible. But if it gets dry, I might throw in some
mango hair lotion. No particular brand though.
DREADLOVERS: Loctician or D.I.Y.? HEN: I get my mother to do it. And for the past year, we’ve been using the inner lock technique, the method where you just weave your lock into your new growth. The only time I really manage my locks are for special occasions, for the most part, I like my hair to still have its raw and natural look.
DREADLOVERS: Who are your Dread inspirations? HEN: Sampson. His strength was in his locks. Even though some sources will have you believing that Sampson was a white man with hair like Fabio, my bible reads…
“And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound. And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the web” Judges 16:13
DREADLOVERS: What inspired you to write ‘DREADHEAD’ Featuring Kingna Scott? HEN: I’ve worked with K.Scott for years on a number of different projects and also doing band work. She is a very talented musician and she actually came up with the idea to create an anthem for the “Appetizer” Mixtape and really it just flowed from there. K.Scott is great at creating concepts for songs, and with both of use having dreads, it really was a no brainer. This was actually the last song to go on my mixtape.
Watch the Official Video of ‘DREADHEAD’ by Hen Musik featuring K.Scott
I also co-produced a documentary through SoundLOY Productions so make sure to check out “7 City Legacy”.
Thankyou Hen Musik we wish you every success with your music and everything you do. Visit Hen’s Website’s for more music and updates.