Usually I try to avoid controversy in a bid to distance myself from the unnecessary chaos that tends to follow. However, when this track appeared on my Spotify playlist I had no other option but to pause and pay attention.
Yes that’s right, I am talking about the track Killing Spree. The lyrical contents of the track are just as evocative as its title. But I, being the curious cat that I am, decided to delve beyond the bravado and find out the Truth.
Here’s what happened when I spoke to Fatch about the track and more.
Lets start at the beginning. How long have you been doing music and why did you start?
I’ve been doing music for about 3 years. I started because I used to rap other people’s songs and everyone would think that the song was mine. I was often told that I performed the song better then the actual artist. But I actually love music, its in my heart.
Everyone including me at some point thought killing spree was a diss track but this isn’t the case, tell me more about the song?
Killing spree let me create a concept that’s almost controversial but really in reality isn’t. I was just trying to say these artists are currently the ones in charge of the scene and if I wanna be the best or better then them I have to be on their level or outshining them – its a metaphor. Killing spree is more of a compliment then a diss in my eyes, as I only mentioned artists of relevance.
What was the inspiration behind the video?
I’ve had this question from so many people I love the fact that I have an opportunity to explain. Well killing spree was a concept I created when I fell asleep and dreamt I was out rapping artists all the other London rappers and I woke up with the idea in my head. Everyone thinks I looked at 50 Cent How to Rob but in reality I didn’t think about that until after the track had been made.
Which artists are you listening to right now?
Right now im listening to col3trane, Che lingo, Jaden smith and J Cole
Who would you most like to collaborate with right now and why?
If I could collaborate with any artist right now it would Childish Gambino because his mind is just amazing! He’s a super dope human and I believe that he would help me to unlock my musical super dopeness too haha
Name a song on your playlist that we wouldn’t expect to be there?
Justin Bieber – One Life from the Journals album. I got two words MAD TING!
How would you describe your sound to someone who had never listened to your music before?
I don’t think I have a sound because I can switch it up as you all will come to see. I’ve grown up with many different sounds and elements in music and listening to so many different artists slowly learning and building myself I just look forward to my opportunities to express this.
Will we get a mixtape or EP before the end of 2018?
Well…all I can say is stay tuned I have a lot of material and killing spree was just the beginning.
Any last shoutouts or plugs?
Check out my cameraman @shadrach4real he helps a lot with the direction of killing spree and also my band @thefedzmusic and of course myself @fatchofficial on instagram and @fatchdarapper on twitter. And shouts out to Ray Sang for the interview.
More About the artist:
Fatch is a 29 year old rapper/Singer from South London. He forms part of a collective known as ‘The Fed’ who you may have seen at Lovebox, and Glastonbury. He draws inspiration from a wide range of artists including Griminal, Wiley and Kendrick Lamar to name but a few.