Haitian born rapper Pacman Plu is New York’s next big star. Having recently inked a distribution partnership with Roc Nation’s Equity Distribution, he is preparing for the roll out of his debut EP. With the backing of Loyalty Media Group, he has all of the missing pieces needed to garner success in the music business. His original lyrical cadence is one of many reasons why he is the next big star coming out of New York.
I had the pleasure of catching up with the newcomer to gain more knowledge on his musical career. As he candidly discusses working with Loyalty, Equity and putting out his debut project, it is clear that he is ready for the big leagues.
Check it out below.
Pacman Plu Interview
Respect: How proud are you of your Haitian culture?
Pacman Plu: I am super proud. I was actually born in Haiti and moved to New York when I was 7. Around the time I moved no one liked Haitians. I always loved it though and plus I have a big family. My cousin is a “Zoe” which is a super cultural Haitian collective he inspired me to join. They use to get jumped and stuff a lot so we needed something that was for us by us. I was like 9 looking up to them and when I was 11, I really tried to prove myself fighting. All in all I love being Haitian.
Respect: What has it been like signing with Equity Distribution under Roc Nation?
Pacman: It is super exciting. I have not felt the full effect of it yet though. It gives me something to use to further my career and helps me in the long run. But I would not be able to distribute my music properly without the help of loyalty. Jaiyoko helped me a lot, and really busted her butt for me. In the last two months, I have learned more about the music business from Loyalty, than I have learned in my life.
Respect: In what ways has Loyalty media group impacted your career?
Pacman: Loyalty has changed my life. I met the team in Baltimore at the Rel carter Culture Tour in which I performed on. They started talking to me about Loyalty and tried to get people to sign up. I had a talk with them and the rest is history. I Have learned so much in last two month. Jai got my music copy wrote and had me looking over contracts with producers.
I didn’t even know until I talked to Jai that I did not own most of my previously released music. But now with Loyalty it is so much easier for me to prosper. They are great people and are well connected. If there is an artist that just needs a little help, loyalty is for you. It is like having a big brother or sister.
Respect: Would you best describe your sound?
Pacman: Versatile. I try my best to stick to my roots . I started rapping when I was around 10. At that time 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Eminem is what I listened to. Now that auto tune is popping, I am doing that wave while still remaining versatile.
Respect: When does your debut release come out?
Pacman: It comes out September 13th.
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