Brooklyn's Multifaceted content creator PanamaDaPrince releases new song "Mase Flow" with Fatman Scoop
Commencing his musical career at the mere age of sixteen the budding musician, PanamaDaPrince, knew that his prominence was inevitable. The New York City born musician, fashion designer, and creative director, hails from the East New York section
of Brooklyn. He yearned to be a positive influence for future artists. PanamaDaPrince, was influenced by the ambidextrous creative Kanye West. He drew his inspiration for his music through studying the greats of the fashion and entertainment industry. At the inception of Panama’s career he was a musician-opener for vast notable celebrities. He served as a vital show opener for Wu-Tang and D-Block at Webster Hall in 2013. In addition to opening for rapper Lloyd Banks at Stage 48 the subsequent year. PanamaDaPrince, the multi-creative, initiated his musical career with aspirations to transcend every obstacle. Since the dawn of
his career, he has successfully taken on the entertainment industry head-on.
As he continued to elevate in his musical ascendancy; Panama's brand heightened. The rising musician was presented with various industry junctures. Panama, acquired the opportunity to model for international fashion houses, Jeremy Scott x Adidas.
The Adidas x Jeremy Scott print campaign was the mere onset of his modeling accolades. Shortly after the print campaign was broadcasted he was chosen to model for the Sabit Fashion show. In which the fashion show debuted on BET.
Q. When did you fall in love with Hip Hop?
I fell in love with hip-hop at 9 years old when I wrote my first rap at the lunch table in school. I've always had a love of music prior to that point, but seeing the reaction of classmates when I dropped a 16 at lunch, priceless. It was at that point where I decided what I wanted to do, and I've never steered off of that course.
Q. When you write your rhymes, do they have a special meaning behind them?
Absolutely. Most of my rhymes come from personal life experiences. Even the things that I say just because they sound clever; I am sometimes in awe of myself, and those things definitely hold a special place in my heart.
Q.Can you tell us about your new song "Mase Flow" and how you were able to team up with Hip Hop Icon Fatman Scoop?
As the title of the song would imply, it was inspired by Mase and the whole Bad Boy era of the 90s. While in the process of making the song, I knew that I wanted Fatman Scoop on the track because his voice is legendary and takes you back to that time period. With time of me building a relationship with him, and me proposing the song to him, it finally ended up happening! Shoutout to my friend Jonny Fastlane as well who works with Scoop and cosigned the whole idea of this collaboration even happening!
Q. What takeaways do you want your audience to receive when they listen to your music?
Aside from the obvious party tracks that I have, I tend to make myself vulnerable in a lot of my music. Whether it's me speaking on past relationships, family, or personal obstacles. I want my audience to connect with me as an individual through my music.
Q. What does success mean to you?
Success to me means that I've been able to sustain my life off of an artform that I'm in love with while simultaneously inspiring others to feel empowered, confident, and to go after their dreams as well.
Q. Have you come across any roadblocks on your journey to success? If so, how did you handle them?
For sure. There have been times that I've felt unmotivated and uninspired. Then I dug deep and realized that there are individuals who view me as a source of inspiration, and that this is bigger than myself.
Q. Can you tell us about your clothing brand ALPHA?
ALPHA promotes self empowerment, being the leader of your own destiny, and transcending every obstacle. It's that brand that I created while working on a music project at the time. When it was established in 2016, I spent countless hours a day distressing hats by hand, dyeing shirts, and shipping out orders. I am just super grateful that people genuinely like the products and the ALPHA brand has appeared in several television shows, movies, and ads. It's a lot of work that's put into maintaining a brand, but well worth it.
Q. What's in store for your music and clothing brand in the near future?
I am currently working on a new album titled "If Only You Knew..." and new ALPHA designs are coming as well. Stay tuned! #ALPHAPDP
Stay Connected: IG @panamadaprince
Interview by Lee Whetstone, Editor-in-chief