What is your name and what city do you rep?
My Name is ALFUNDZ...repping Brooklyn-Jamaica.
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My latest releases are my two singles “Now you Know Wsup” & “ Send It On”. I was inspired to create something that represented motivation, as well as a fun record with some drive to it. It’s a song for the underdogs who barely got the support til the blow but kept at it , whatever it is until it pays off. Send it on however is more Caribbean feel, dancehall record. It’s a sexy record aimed for the ladies . Send it on is about the next level after getting to know each other and just saying no more faking, let’s get down to it .
What is unique about you and your music?
What’s uniques about me and my music is that I’m fearless when it comes to my musical expression. I was raised off reggae music, hip hop, soul, soca, gospel and whatever I took a liking to, whether that be pop or rock. If I feel it and can express in a way that can be enjoyed, I’m all for it.
What shaped your music?
My upbringing, my love for different types of music, my experiences, other people close to me experiences, as well as what’s going on in the world we live in today.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
At the age of 14/15 when I had a deal on the table with Sony/550 music , is when it really hit me that this could really happen. Before it was just for fun and enjoyment. However I always seen myself getting awards, performing so the feeling hit me even before there was a potential deal in sight.
What type of music do you listen to?
It varies from reggae, rap, jazz, rock, soul & r& b .
What inspires you to write music?
Life in general. I could be working and get an idea or thought , with or without a beat . Life experiences inspire me. My daughter who’s eight years old inspires me. Some of my favorite artist inspire me because they’re still relevant and making great music after all these years. Gives me motivation .
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
I’m big on fitness and healthy lifestyle. I like to cook. I’ve always liked real estate and have been interested in it for a while. As well as developing a clothing line.
Happiness to you is…
Waking up Everyday thankful, healthy and making a living off of your passions, talents and sharing time with loved ones. As well as achieving success in your chosen field and freedom to live on your own terms.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
That not everyone you start with , you’ll finish with. Also, when chemistry is there, keep it going, be patient and utilize every opportunity to move forward and level up. Learn more instruments as well as learn other roles within the music business that will be beneficial to your overall brand. Nothing is over night but you build up overtime.
Tell us about your upcoming projects...
My upcoming project “ In da Mean Wild “ is dropping end of Feb. early March the latest. It will be a good mix of my different ideas, styles and music I’ve been sitting on for couple years and need to be released. Some have been heard but some haven’t been . As well as some new tracks and Collabs. It’ll have rap , some dancehall, some street conscious vibes, club records, motivational. It’ll be a balanced appetizer for the masses.
Where do we find you music / music projects?
I have 4 singles on all digital platforms right now. Available on Apple, Tidal, spotify and SoundCloud, YouTube etc. as well as my website www.alfundzmusic.com.
Any last words for the readers
My Brand and what I represent is MOVAH. You’ll hear that a lot through my music and see it in my brand, clothing and it means Maneuver Obstacles Vigorously Achieving Heights. I realize success is a journey and definitely want to take my listeners, fans and potential fans on this journey with me through music and film specifically.we all gotta have that MOVAH spirit in us in order to attain our goals.