Maverick Sabre: “I Don’T Care About None Of That Fancy Chart Stuff...”
Maverick Sabre recently spoke to Joseph 'JP' Patterson for GRAMMY.com, letting the American audience know what he is all about. When discussing musical influences, Maverick Sabre said that his dad introduced him to everything. However, 2Pac also played a massive part in the singer's life...
He said on 2Pac: "I was able to connect with what he was saying, even though we were from totally different backgrounds. Certain things he said had me thinking, 'Wow! You've connected with me on that.' He had the melodies in there as well."
After being inspired by 2Pac, 21-year-old Maverick became interested in the Irish hip-hop scene and has incorporated that into what we hear from him today, also working with the likes of Chip, Professor Green and other rap artists.
He described his sound as "hip-hop-inspired, soulful folk music" and eclectic he certainly is. Discussing collaborations, Mav later revealed: "If I could do something with The Roots and Erykah Badu, then that would be a dream come true."
Mav went on to say: "I'm just trying to be real with music. Not to sound cliché or cheesy, but I always write from my heart and my soul. I say folk music because I love telling stories though my music and the roots of music was telling stories and moving people with folklore. Then at the same time, I'm a hip-hop head. I like to melt it all together."
His debut album, 'Lonely Are The Brave' charted at No. 2 in the UK, but Maverick Sabre insists that he isn't bothered by chart positions, saying: "If I have as many achievements as I had last year, I'd be delighted. I just want to have more of a fan base; I don't care about none of that fancy chart stuff. When I die, no one will give a damn about number one hits."
Read the rest of the interview and watch an exclusive performance of 'I Need': H E R E
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)