Dude, what does your name mean?
My name is a combination of my last name and slim which i use to describe myself based off of my physique. Arhin is my last name which originates from Ghana. I take pride in it and my heritage.
Did you always know you were going to be a rapper? Why or why not?
My biggest influences as a child are Kanye West, Michael Jackson and Dmx. They really got me paying attention to music. I remember hearing Kanye’s production on Jay Z’s Izzo and falling in love with music.
I didn’t know when I was a child that I was going to be a rapper, I just loved hip hop a lot. I first wanted to be a professional soccer player as a kid but as i got older i started growing a real love for music and I eventually started creating. My biggest influences as a child are Kanye West, Michael Jackson and DMX. They really got me paying attention to music. I remember hearing Kanye’s production on Jay Z’s Izzo and falling in love with music. Then hearing my parents play Michael Jackson around the house and loving music more. Then seeing DMX on BET and loving artistry. The final piece that really put it together for me was Slow Jamz by Kanye West. I heard it being played in my school gym one day after school and i remember that became my favourite song in the second grade. It inspired me n my sound a lot. I grew up having that inspiration into my teenage years. And now i am here creating music.
What are you like in-person?
In person I am a laid back, fun to be around, charismatic guy. I like to have fun, laugh, dance and kick it with the people close to me. I like to play sports like soccer and basketball and im really competitive. I take competition seriously. I also like to pay attention to details. I am a perfectionist.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years i see myself as an well established artist and creator. I see my self with a well established brand and being able to perform in front of many people. I believe i can do it.
I love the aesthetic of your instagram. Where do you get your inspiration from?
The current aesthetic of my instagram is a preview into the mood/feeling of my up and coming project “Superfly”. This inspiration comes from my childhood love for superheroes, comics, video games and just stories in general. These are the type of things I imagine while creating music as I also intend to help the listener visualize their experience of my music. So my Instagram is just a preview for the listener to get a feel of what to visualize when they hear the sounds on my forthcoming project. How i look during those songs, and the type of emotion/feeling i will put behind that body of work.
What’s your favorite song by you and why?
Im not sure that I do have one favourite or one that stands out. One day it’ll be “Villa”, another day it’ll be “Tourist II”. For me its really hard to choose. However right now i can say its my most recent drop “Boof / No They Won’t” mainly because i produced the record entirely. I made it out of fun not having a plan or purpose for the song but its my best performing song to date.
Are you working on anything new?
Im currently working on my new tape which will be called “Superfly”. I hope to release it by the end of 2019. It will be new, and very energetic and very cinematic.
9Plug yourself (social media and where people can find you music).
Im @Arhinslim on all platforms!
Any last words?
I plan to do great things.
Shoutout to Arhinslim for coming on and Interviewing with Nefarious Supply. if you want to stay up to date with him you can find him on Instagram, Twitter. You can find his music on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and SoundCloud.
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