Labrinth: “I’M Always Pre-Judged...”
In a recent interview with The Independent, Labrinth discussed the effects of fame and revealed how he manages to keep both of his feet on the ground. The singer said: "I think fame does affect people sometimes. I think you’ve just got to know how to ride the storm. Just don’t get sucked into yourself. Don’t get an ego. Just be human. Being famous, it makes people feel like they are God..."
He continued: "They forget that they have vulnerabilities and as soon as they go one step down on the ladder they get scared and they fall to the bottom. For me, whether it goes up or whether it goes down, I’m happy I’m making music."
The Hackney-born star also spoke about his label, Odd Child, and the artists he has lined up. He revealed: "Two artists on my label, Odd Child – Etta Bond and Raf Riley – they've joined together. They’re called Emergency Room, and they’re gonna f**king kill it. They’re not putting out singles. They’re going to come out just fresh, and their music’s going to smash it."
The 23-year-old also let off some steam during the interview, saying that he hates that his music can be judged on his skin colour: "I’m always pre-judged. I’m always called a rapper because I’m a black artist, so I must like R&B. I’m like, 'Come on, at least listen a little bit closer.' I’m cool with that though, you’ve just got to get on with it and hopefully they’ll learn too."
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)