After unveiling the first single from his forthcoming debut album last year, Melbourne-based artist Old Mate Jackuar has returned to deliver a second offering as he unveils a brand new record titled ‘Price of Fame‘.
Encompassing a moody and atmospheric soundscape with heavy 808’s and Trap-esque production, the single comes as a warm tribute that pays homage to the loss of iconic musicians. Sonically, it’s a bit of a departure from Old Mate Jackuar’s previous release ‘Intro‘, presenting another side to his dynamically skewed sound.
Prior to the release, The Local Frequency managed to chat with Old Mate Jackuar about the new single, his current influences, what else we can expect to see in 2021 and more!
For those sleeping, who is Old Mate Jackuar?
I’m a rapper/ artist from Melbourne. I was born in Cairns and grew up mostly in Bali but now the 3k is home. I’m really just trying to make good music and hope people rock with it!
Congratulations on the new release! What does ‘Price of Fame’ mean to you?
‘Price of Fame’ means a whole bunch to me, I wrote it at a time when we as the hiphop community or just fans of Hip-Hop were seeing so much loss n terms of both legends and young stars dying (e.g. Mac Miller, Juice WRLD, Lil Peep and Nipsey Hussle).
It was pretty hard to not think in a lot of these cases had these people not been famous then we may still have them around. Those thoughts ended up becoming Price of Fame.
The song also means a lot as I am super gassed for the video and can’t wait for people to see it.
Where have you been drawing influence(s) from when creating music lately?
I draw influences from anywhere and everywhere but it definitely comes and goes it strong waves. Theres so much going on in both Australia and internationally right now, as artists I definitely don’t think we are lacking for content at the moment.
I’m also just a huge fan of music at the end of the day so I’m always finding inspiration and influence from other artists and songs that I’m listening too.
What else can we forward to seeing in 2021?
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