Neema is a hip hop artist from Seattle, Washington. He has collaborated with artists like Jagged Edge, Twista, Tech Nine, Joe Budden, Crooked I, Macklemore, and others.
Neema talks with Tim about:
- Discovering hip hop
- Being signed to a label at an early age
- His creative process
- What Macklemore did for hip hop in Seattle
- Overcoming alcoholism
- His latest album release – The Cigar Room
- Working with artists like Tech N9NE and Jagged Edge
- Featured track: Shots Fired off of The Cigar Room
Here’s a look at Neema’s answers to the lightning round:
Tim Lawson: If you could work with any artist dead or alive on a Neema track who would it be?
Neema: Jimi on the guitar, Timbaland for a beat, my gut reaction says Jay Z as an MC but I want to do a record with Drake or Dre.
Tim: If you could perform anywhere where would it be?
Neema: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Tim: If could get on a slaughterhouse record but you had to replace one of the four guys who would you kick off to be on the track?
Neema: I’m not answering that I know those guys and they will call me pissed off. I would say don’t put me on any songs they have with Eminem because that’s too much pressure.
Tim: Alternative question of all the tracks they put out what have you hear that you wish you could have been on?
Neema: The BET Cypher. An alternative answer to any song out right now that I wish I could have been a part of is the Speedom with Eminem, Krizz Kaliko, and Tech N9ne.
Tim: You just texted me the flier about the tour you’re about to go on with Tech N9ne tell us about that?
Neema: Were about to kick it off October 18th in Seattle, were just going to do incredible things it’s going to be beautiful. I’m really excited. I work with these guys nonstop it’s not even business it’s family. I love it.
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You can find The Cigar Room and other Neema releases on his bandcamp page: https://neema.bandcamp.com/album/the-cigar-room