Prymal is a Melbourne, Australia based Rapper and Hip-Hop artist. Prymal discovered his passion later in his childhood, admiring rappers who were lyrical and conscious, as well as elite storytellers, wanting to become one of the greats since his adolescent years, Prymal would start writing in 2017, then recording in 2018, where he would start recording remixes and eventually songs, in 2020, legitimizing himself.
Starting production on his debut album, The Eruption. He has prioritized storytelling and penmanship front and center and directs his music to his target audience who appreciate storytelling and writing. Prymal wishes to elevate Melbourne rap as well as, Australian rap to a global audience. Prymal consistently works with associated rappers and incredibly talented acts. Prymal’s album Eruption Chapter 1 will be released in late 2023, where he aims to showcase his ability, potential, and talent within music truly.
What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
When I’m crafting a melody, penning some lyrics, or rapping out a verse, I feel like I’m tapping into some deep, primal part of myself. It’s like I’m channeling all my thoughts, feelings, and experiences into something tangible and powerful. And when others listen to my music, it’s like I’m connecting with them on a whole other level. It’s a beautiful thing, really. Music is a way to express my thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a creative and powerful way. It allows me to connect with people on a deeper level and share my message with the world. When I’m making music, I feel like I’m fulfilling my purpose and it’s something that I’m truly passionate about.
As an independent artist, do you plan to cultivate your own collective or label, or do you plan on remaining solo?
Oh, I’ve got big plans. Someday, I’m gonna start my own record label called Prymal Records. But here’s the thing: I don’t plan on going in alone. I’ve already got a tight-knit crew of talented artists and producers I’ve become super tight with. Artists like Empathy, LoD, Grandmaster X, Soul Collector, and Producers like Domynation. We’re like a team already, you know? So why not make it official and build something amazing together?
Do you produce your beats, or do you outsource?
Ah, the eternal question: to outsource or not to outsource? Well, when it comes to producing my beats, I like to work with my buddy Domynation from Egypt. That dude is crazy talented and we vibe together so well. But I’m not one to just sit back and let others do all the work. Collaboration is key to creativity here. I’m heavily involved in the creative process and always have plenty of ideas to contribute. Of course, I’ve also outsourced some of my other beats to mix things up a bit. Variety is the spice of life, after all.
What accomplishments do you see yourself achieving in the next five to 10 years?
I’ve worked tirelessly to ensure the next five to ten years are going to be pretty darn epic for me. I’ve been steadily improving my skills as an artist over the past few years, and I have big plans for my future. I see myself crafting classic projects and building a strong discography. I will likely have worked with film producer Abraham Rockferry and LIHG productions on their cinematic ventures, featuring in scenes in the film as well as musical contributions to the soundtracks, allowing me to reach a far larger audience within my own catalog.
I envision myself collecting big-name features in rap just as Thanos did with the Infinity Stones. Working with some of the best rappers and even artists in the game, within the hip-hop genre and even outside of it, continue to expand my versatility even further. As far as commercial accomplishments I’m aiming to achieve sales numbers and certifications both in my home country of Australia, as well as United States certifications. Awards are highly desirable to me too.
All in all, I’m just excited to see where my career takes me. As long as I keep putting in the work and staying true to my artistic vision, I know I can achieve some truly amazing things
What is your creative process like?
Picture this: I’m sitting in my lair, (My Bedroom in my mum’s house) surrounded by posters of my favorite artists and rhyming books, dictionaries, and pieces of technology scattered around me like treasure. I start by brainstorming concepts – Once I have a concept in mind, I’ll either search for the perfect beat or have one custom-made by my talented producer friends. Then it’s time for my own magic – I write lyrics that are as clever as they are meaningful. After that, it’s just a matter of recording and engineering the vocals myself to my own satisfaction.
Who’s your ideal musician to collaborate with and why?
Oh, the possibilities! My mind is buzzing with ideas. Joyner Lucas, my all-time favorite rapper, would be the perfect collaborator for a storytelling song. I can already imagine painting vivid pictures with our words, taking our listeners on an unforgettable journey. But then there’s The Weeknd – he’s got that dark edge to his music, but also a groovy swag that I could see us creating an absolutely breathtaking track together. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…
I’m talking Eminem, Hopsin, Ed Sheeran, 50 Cent, Skillet, Tech N9ne, Dax, Taylor Swift, P!nk, Melanie Martinez, Slipknot… the list goes on! I’m all about versatility and pushing my boundaries as an artist, so collaborating with a wide range of musicians is a must. Who knows who I’ll be teaming up with next?
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Ah, the best advice I’ve received? Easy. It was to steer clear of the dreaded lyrical miracle path. You know, the one where you’re just spitting rhymes like it’s nobody’s business, but the words don’t really hold any weight or impact? Yeah, I was almost a victim of that black hole, but thankfully my homies snapped me out of it. They showed me that the true power of music lies in the ability to convey a message that truly resonates with people. It’s all about making music that matters, music that affects people on a deeper level. That’s what really counts.
Your new music video, “Breakdown,” is aptly named. From a listener’s perspective, I feel that you broke down your mindstate as well as the current state of hip hop. What does this song mean to you?
Let me tell you about my latest music video, “Breakdown” – it’s all about my mental state during the COVID lockdowns in Melbourne. I was going through some tough times with friends during 2020 and carried it all through to recent months with my ex-girlfriend, which sent me spiraling into a deep, dark depression. But instead of letting it consume me, I used it as inspiration for this song. And let me tell you, it was scary writing such raw and vulnerable lyrics, but I wanted to show people that they’re not alone in their struggles. The song also touches on my critics, both in my personal life and in my music. Some of these haters love to talk down on me, but I know I’m facing my demons head-on while they hide behind a facade of perfection. So, “Breakdown” is not only a way for me to vent my own emotions but also to inspire others to fight through their pain and show their true selves. So, if you haven’t checked out “Breakdown” yet, give it a listen and let me know what you think. It’s not your typical banger, but it’s got heart and soul.
Which skills have you gained that help you perform effectively as a musician?
As a musician, I’ve sharpened my skills in writing, crafting a unique blend of storytelling and lyricism that sets me apart from the crowd. My flow and delivery have also come a long way, with tracks like “Breakdown,” “The Silencer,” and “Deal With The Devil” showcasing my growth
What is the most useless talent you have?
I can do a nifty trick with my eyebrows. It’s not going to win me any awards, but it’s a fun little party trick. And hey, I’m pretty good with my aim too, so at least I’ve got that going for me.
What strengths do you have that you believe make you a great musician?
As a musician, I pride myself on my creativity and ability to tell compelling stories through my music. Whether it’s delving into deep introspection or shining a light on societal issues, I have a unique ability to craft hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and fun tracks. Plus, I have a knack for creating different personas within my music – from the introspective Daniel to the cinematic and gritty Prymal and the horrorcore Pridaval. And let’s not forget my versatility as a genre chameleon in the hip-hop scene – I can hold my own in so many different subgenres. All in all, I believe these strengths make me a great musician.
Your style is very versatile, where does your inspiration come from and who would you say inspires you the most?
Man, my inspiration comes from all over the place! Of course, I’ve gotta give a shoutout to rap legends like Joyner Lucas, Eminem, Hopsin, Tupac, and Tech N9ne, but I also draw from other genres and artists like The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, Prince, P!nk, and Taylor Swift. And believe it or not, I’m a huge DC and Marvel Comics nerd, so I get a lot of inspiration from the stories and characters in those universes. Before I even started making music, I was always a storyteller – writing my own short stories and comic books with my own characters.
Is there another musician you’ve mentored or trained? Describe what you’ve done to help them.
Oh yeah, I’ve worked with some amazing artists in my time. I’ve gotta give a special shoutout to my boy LoD – he’s my best friend and almost like my protege. We’ve been working together since day one, offering feedback and support to each other. But it’s not just him, I’ve also grown with artists like Empathy, Grandmaster X, Sin Envy, and Soul Collector. My personal collaborating style is all about mutual growth. We work closely together, offering feedback and constructive criticism, while always pushing each other to be the best we can be.
Do you have any weaknesses that you’re actively working to improve on?
You know what they say, never stop improving! As a musician, I’m always striving to level up my game. Right now, I’m putting in extra work to boost my vocal performance in my raps. Clarity is key, and I want my fans to hear every word I spit. And hey, I’m not just limiting myself to rap – I’m planning on taking some singing lessons to expand my repertoire.
Do you feel the impact of social media has helped the independent musician more so now than in the past?
Oh, absolutely! Social media has been a game-changer for independent musicians like myself. Now, with platforms like Discord, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, we have the power to reach a global audience with just a few clicks. It’s a beautiful thing. Plus, it’s a great way to connect with other artists and collaborate on new projects. So, in short, social media has definitely helped level the playing field for us independent musicians
Do you have a big hip-hop scene in Melbourne? If so where do you fit in the mix?
Melbourne’s hip-hop scene is a bit like trying to find a needle in a haystack, unfortunately. It’s not as developed as other major cities in Australia, and it’s a real shame because I know there’s so much talent out here. No one has really broken into the mainstream of Australian radio other than the exception of pop-rapper Illy, who is easier to define as a pop artist than a rapper. But hey, I’m doing my part to put Melbourne on the map!
What can you tell us about “Blowing Off Steam: Eruption”?
Ah, “Blowing Off Steam: Eruption” – my first foray into the world of album-making. Let’s just say, it was a learning experience. I cringe a little when I think about it now, but hey, you gotta start somewhere, right? I’ve since taken it off most streaming platforms, except for YouTube (gotta leave some evidence of my humble beginnings). But fear not, my loyal fans – I’m giving it a much-needed makeover, turning it into a three-part extravaganza: Eruption Chapter 1, Eruption Chapter 2, and Eruption Chapter 3. Consider it a phoenix rising from the ashes – or, you know, a musician rising from the subpar music they made in their early days. Keeping only the best songs off the project and even then, re-recording/remastering/rewriting those songs and adding so many new even better songs.
“Life is a journey, there will be ups and downs and you’ll fall into slumps, the important thing is you always rise out of them.” – Prymal
Who do you think your music appeals to most?
Ah, the million-dollar question: who’s feeling my vibe the most? Well, according to the data, it looks like my generation (Ages 16 – 26) are picking up what I’m putting down. And let me tell you, I’m all about it! But what’s even cooler is that my listeners are split pretty evenly between guys and gals – with 60% male and 40% female. As for why my music appeals to such a diverse crowd, I like to think it’s because I don’t discriminate. My music is for anyone who wants to hear it and feel it, regardless of their background or who they are. I aim to be inclusive in my message and content, and I think that shows in my audience. At the end of the day, music is a language that brings people together, and I’m blessed to have a fanbase that reflects that sentiment.
Hip Hop has many facets and subgenres, do you feel these labels and distinctions matter? If so, in what sub-genre would you categorize your music?
Hip-hop is like a melting pot of different sounds and styles, and the sub-genres are like the spices that give each dish a unique flavor. I definitely think these labels matter, as they help fans find the specific sound they’re looking for. As for me, I’m a bit of a genre-bender, like a musical chameleon. My songs range from conscious rap and emotional ballads to horrorcore storytelling and cinematic instrumentals, to straight-up trap bangers. I don’t fit neatly into one sub-genre, and that’s just how I like it.
What is your view on “rap beef”, do you, or would you, engage in exchanging diss tracks when someone calls you out your name?
Ah, rap beef. It’s like a sport in the rap game, and as long as it doesn’t turn into something physical, it can be a good thing. Personally, I’m all for lyrical sparring – it’s in my blood! I used to freestyle with my friends in high school, and we’d often battle rap just for fun.
Now, if someone calls me out of my name, I’m not gonna back down. I’ll defend myself and my craft with everything I’ve got, and that includes exchanging diss tracks. In fact, I engaged in a beef a couple of years ago with a rapper named Caidan. We both dropped diss tracks – he had “Must Be Crazy,” and I had “Out of Order.” And let me tell you, the consensus was clear: I washed him. He still tells me to this day that my track haunts him and hurts his ego. But hey, that’s the price you pay when you come for me. My disses hit hard, and they hit deep. I’m nice until I’m pushed.
What are the hardest obstacles in your life you’ve overcome?
Life is a journey that can throw some of the toughest obstacles our way. For me, one of the biggest hurdles I had to overcome was my upbringing. My parents constantly argued, creating a toxic environment that made it difficult for me to find peace and happiness. On top of that, I was bullied at school for being different. As a comic book fan, I was often the target of ridicule from other kids, and sometimes it even escalated to physical violence. But I didn’t let those challenges break me. I turned to athletics and learned how to fight, which helped me become less of a target. Unfortunately, the trauma didn’t end there. I experienced repeated minor traumas and a few major traumas that I’m not quite ready to discuss fully. But those experiences led to my diagnosis of CPTSD, a type of PTSD that includes dissociation symptoms, memory and time loss, blackouts, fugue episodes, and a loss of identity. These symptoms can cause perplexing fluctuations in skills, habits, and knowledge, as well as auditory and visual hallucinations, and altered personality states, which I channel into the stories I tell in my
writing and music.
The most recent obstacle that hit me the hardest was my breakup with my ex-girlfriend. We were deeply in love and even talked about getting married and having children, but our mental health deteriorated, and we grew distant due to our hectic work schedules and physical distance. She quickly moved on to someone new but still kept me stringing along for months, flirting with me and sending me explicit texts and photos while telling me she only wanted to be with him. It was a confusing, slow, and torturous process that shattered my heart, bringing me to suicidal thoughts more than once over the past six months. It’s tough to go from being deeply obsessed with someone to being told they don’t love you anymore, and it’s something that I still struggle with. But I’m still here, fighting every day, and using my experiences to create
Do you find it important to reflect this in your lyrics?
Of course, my music is basically a mirror of my soul. I don’t just write lyrics, I pour my heart out into them. My experiences, my struggles, my victories, all of it goes into my music. If you want to know who I am, just listen to my lyrics.
What future projects are you currently working on?
Oh, I’m cooking up something really special right now. I’m working on a trilogy of albums called The Eruption Chapters 1, 2, and 3. Each album will represent a different phase of my life and will be a raw and unfiltered expression of my thoughts, feelings, and experiences from 2020 onwards. I can’t wait for my fans to hear it.
When you are not focused on rapping, what do you do that inspires your artistic endeavors?
When I’m not spitting bars, I’m letting my creative juices flow in other ways. I’m actually a pretty talented illustrator and graphic designer. I love creating comics and designing album covers, logos, and all sorts of promotional material. I find that these artistic endeavors help inspire and inform my music in new and exciting ways
Is there anything you would like to add?
I believe that success in any area of life requires more than just talent and skill. It takes a relentless work ethic, a willingness to fail and learn from those failures, and a dedication to constant self-improvement. As an artist, I understand the importance of pushing myself to new limits and exploring new creative horizons. But my commitment to growth and development extends far beyond my music career. I approach life with the same level of discipline and perseverance that I bring to my art. Whether it’s working out every day, learning a new skill, or tackling a challenging project at work, I am always striving to better myself in every way possible. And I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today without the unwavering support and love of those closest to me. My family, friends, and fans are the backbone of my success. They inspire me to keep pushing forward, even when the road ahead seems uncertain or difficult. And I am forever grateful for the role they have played in shaping who I am as both an artist and a person.
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