Algerian-American hip hop artist Slick Naim, who makes Brooklyn his house reveals that not solely does he need all of it, he additionally has all of it, and does all of it. With new singles, ‘In The Vault‘, and ‘Scary Slope‘, he’s aiming for the celebrities, however on the similar time he has lots to maintain him grounded, specifically his spouse, director Reema, and their kids. We spoke to Slick Naim and requested him how he retains all of it collectively.
You’re an award-winning rapper, producer, and R&B artist; you’re additionally an Emmy-nominated author, director, actor, and TV/movie producer. How do you stability all these facets of your work life, and which might you select, when you had been restricted to solely considered one of them? Why would you make that selection?
Stability is all about time administration. So, I manage my days on no matter I really feel like doing or no matter it’s I’m engaged on. You’d be stunned how a lot you can get accomplished with good time administration. If I had been restricted to only one, it might be music, as I discover myself nonetheless gravitating to that essentially the most, and it’s a a lot faster course of than directing and writing motion pictures and TV reveals.
Your spouse Reema directed the movies on your latest singles, ‘In The Vault’ and ‘Scary Slope’, and she or he additionally co-stars with you in ‘In The Vault’. How did it come about that she turned concerned on this side of your profession?
My spouse all the time needed to be a music video director however along with her Arab background she wasn’t allowed to, so she had to enter the medical area, however now that she’s married to me, she’s in a position to stay out that dream, which is a stupendous factor as a result of it additionally saves us cash. And saves us looking for a very good director. So far as co-starring, she appears like a fucking star so I’ve to place her in my movies!
Your newest album, ‘In The Vault’, was launched nearly a yr in the past. Have you ever obtained extra music within the works? What number of extra singles are you hoping to launch from ‘In The Vault’? What’s subsequent for you?
I’m continually engaged on new music, it’s simply sporadic by way of after I’m motivated. However I’ve sufficient for one more album already. I’ll be releasing new music and new movies quickly.
Who evokes you musically? And what concerning the different components of your life, who evokes you there?
Musically, I’m impressed by Tupac, BIG, Jay-Z, Kendrick, Drake, Cole. In life, I’m impressed by The Rock and Will Smith for his or her work ethic and dedication to household, in addition to my boys Ramy Youssef, Rapman, and Tobe Nwigwe.
Do you might have any recommendation for anybody who’s simply beginning out of their music profession, one thing that’s helped you thru the powerful occasions?
Simply maintain going, as cliché because it sounds. Preserve shifting ahead, maintain writing, maintain creating and maintain placing it on the market.
In case you may begin once more, what, if something, would you do in another way, and why?
I’d in all probability not have stored a lot music and movies to myself pondering they weren’t prepared. I’d have simply launched all the things and let the universe do its factor. I imagine in a method it’s blocking your blessings.
Lastly, what query do you want somebody would ask you in an interview, however no one ever does? And what’s the reply to that query?
What do you take pleasure in essentially the most in your private life excluding profession? Being a father. I get essentially the most pleasure from the best moments with my youngsters.