“I had a lot of people watch my stories, I’d do funny freestyles. At first, I was like I do this for fun, but then people told me to actually do it [rap]… I didn’t really consider it until I dyed my hair a mint color and a friend of mine called me lil minty as a joke, then I was like… that’s a dope name, I should try this out. Then I made a song”, lil minty says as he attempts to explain how he got into all this in the first place.
Meet lil minty. If you see him in person, he comes off as this very bright, vibrant, happy lad, but his music seems to tell us otherwise. From his dark hateful lyrics to the beats – which he produces himself, lil minty is more than meets the eye.
What got you into this in the first place?
I had a lot of people watch my [Snapchat] stories, I’d do funny freestyles, at first I was like I do this for fun, but then more people told me to actually do it.. I didn’t really consider it until I dyed my hair a mint color and a friend of mine called me lil minty as a joke, then I was like that’s a dope name, I should try this out. Then I made a song….
Explain your genre…horror core:
I guess it’s.. death and destruction and doing drugs and fucking bitches… none of which I do. I felt it would be funny because it ’s the opposite of who I am as a person. I listen to this genre heavily.. I really like how that evil vibe sounds. But… now I think I’m kinda starting my own genre, like evil rap. It’s less gory and more about hate. Not hate towards specific people, but just ideas and things in general… it’s basically just a bitch fest.
Who do you sound like?
I sound like lil minty. I’m still working on my voice… I’m not sure how it’s supposed to sound. My 2 songs out right now are very different… I’m still working on that part… I really like how suicide boys have a dark and groovy vibe.
Are you the goth Chip Skylar?
Name 3 artists you’d like to be compared to:
- Three 6 Mafia
What do you do outside of music that contributes to your creativity?
I started skateboarding at around [the age] 10 or 11. I feel like growing up around skaters kinda instilled that rebel/ anarchist vibe… like getting kicked out of places, not fitting in… all that shit. I don’t skate as much anymore, but I did alot of extreme sports [too]. Like motocross…I drive a motorcycle and I actually almost got into a wreck on the way here honestly… I was going like 100 and someone cut me off. I flipped them off… but yeah I do shit like that… I used to be in metal bands, that was the stuff I got into when I first really started music. It feeds to my high energy side. I don’t do drugs anymore, but all the drugs I’ve done is a huge factor too.
Explain the theme for your music video g(ho)st
I wanted to write a song that a lot of people could relate to. It’s not really directed towards anyone. I was like hey, let’s just have a ghost in the video. I didn’t really want a plot. The theme is just ghost sheet mint. I found that mint sheet at WalMart I was so stoked! The video turned out so awesome.
Check out the music video here!
What’s one thing you don’t love and why?
Religion. The way its portrayed and perceived is not the same, I’m not against people who are religious or what people believe… it’s the structure… religion is a business and I don’t like that it makes people sheep.
Red hot sauce or green hot sauce?
Dude.. why you tryna fuck me up?! Here’s the thing.. I mix them 99% of the time. If I had to pick… depends on where the sauce is from… I can always rely on the green sauce. The red sauce you just never know.
I agree 100% with lil minty… always choose the green sauce, red sauce is always a risk! Well, that’s a wrap for my first artist interview. I have the pleasure of actually being a personal friend of lil minty, and this guy is a party all by himself! Make sure to check out his SoundCloud, Instagram, and Twitter, show him lots of love!!!!!! Also, keep your eyes peeled👀 for new content from lil minty. A lil birdie told me he’s whippin’ up some heat in the studio 🔥