Windy City Sounds
Notacomedian Steps His Game Up
While he has yet to drop a full project yet, NotAComedian has shown potential and his music has been progressing nicely since we started following his work. We got to ask him a few questions as he gears up to drop Kennedy, his debut tape that has been in the works since 2015. If his recent growth is any indication,Kennedy is something to get excited about.
You have an interesting, unique name. How did you pick NotAComedian?
Originally I use to do these YouTube comedy skits in high school under the name Mr. Notacomedian. They were videos I created and edited with my camera that I borrowed from art class. This was around 2011/2012ish. When I started getting into to rap around 2013 I decided to just drop the “Mr.” and kept it NotAComedian.
Not many people know that you not only rap but also produce. How did you get into both crafts?
I got inspired to make beats from Tyler, the Creator. He was a huge influence on me. One night I downloaded Fruity Loops and just started working on it everyday till I got better.
Your debut EP Kennedy is dropping next year. What is that looking like so far? How has that process been?
I’ve been working on this EP since 2015, since then I’ve been making connections within the Chicago hip hop scene. Most of these songs I’ve been releasing currently have been mixed and mastered by Shepherd Hues. He works closely with Supa Bwe and he’s personally one of the greatest engineers I know.
How has Chicago influenced your music? If you could collaborate with anyone in Chicago who would it be?
Chicago has such a diverse mixture of talent. Most people just think of Chance (The Rapper) and Vic (Mensa), ect. But there’s so much more. If I had to pick anyone in Chicago to collaborate with it would have to Mick Jenkins or Noname