Straight out of Sanford, North Carolina – or as locals call it “The Sand Trap,” – Snatch is a man with the music that has the streets jumping and the clubs going out of control. With musical influences that include Jay Z, Rick Ross, TI and Drake, and talents that include playing percussion, writing rhymes and beats and singing songs that will move your body and touch your soul, Snatch blends R&B, pop, Hip-Hop and reggae into a potent mix of good-time music that appeals to the masses.
Growing up in the South, sports were the center point of Snatch’s teenage years with music serving as the soundtrack to his life, but it was writing and recording his own songs at 21 years old where he found his place in Nexx Level, a Hip Hop group consisting of Snatch and his brother. As a solo artist, Snatch says playing with a live band is the best way to communicate with an audience and truly expose your talent.
“It’s great to have an audience feel the music I make,” he says. “My goal is to lift their spirits up when they’re down, or to hear from a fan how when they were getting ready to go out and they couldn’t wait to dance to my song in the club.”
Snatch says his music dream on a personal level is simple: To have fans break through life’s barriers when they hear his music, though he does have a sexy, playful side to his music.
Currently at work in the studio recording Snatch’d Up, his debut mixtape, Snatch is working with producer and R&B artist Rob Young (featured on several tracks on Snatch’d Up), co-writer and producer Shaun Ellis and Jeremy Hooker (his younger brother and one-half of Nexx Level).
“I call my music ‘Swagger Splashing,’” Snatch says with a laugh. “I like getting at the ladies and keeping it hot for them – for the homies too – but I’m definitely a ladies man with the music.”
For Snatch, music has been his lifelong companion, one that has instilled within him hard work, dedication, and a passion for making his own music. He’s not afraid to sing about the softer things in life, like saying “I love you” or “I miss you,” and he’s also strong and confident enough in his artistic talent that he can perform alongside the best of the best.
Snatch’d just dropped a new club banger and we had to talk to him about the song called, “Bad Habits”.
Why did you select this song as your single?
I selected this song as my single because a lot of people can relate to the lyrics especially if you love the nightlife. Almost everybody has a bad habit from biting their nails to lying to their significant other. It’s just a true honest song. A lot of people want their cake and they want to eat it too without the consequences.
How does this single relate to the rest of the mixtape?
The mixtape is pretty much about partying and having fun right now because that’s where I am at in my life right now. It’s about having fun majority of the time in my eyes and being stress free.
What was the writing process for the song?
The writing process was easy. As soon as I heard the beat my brain started working and it automatically took me to bad habits for some reason. It just popped up in my mind and I rolled with it. I had to Google some of the acronyms that we are using to day so I could make sure they were in the right spot on the verses.
What would it be like to see you in person performing this song?
I live performance from me would have a lot of energy. I like to get on stage and have fun and just be myself. My music is kind of up-tempo and it gets the blood flowing and the heart pumping. I do have a few laid back tracks on the mixtape just in case you want to ride to some feel good music.
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
From a fan listening to this song I would think they could describe what kind of person I am. I am very spontaneous and I love to enjoy life, flirt and have fun all the time. Simple.
Is there a video planned and or completed and if so, what was the idea behind the video?
There will be a video for my single Bad Habit’s. The video is just going to display a lot of bad habits that we as normal people have. It’s part of life until we can find a way to change.
One last question, what is your motivation behind your music?
The motivation behind my music is love for it. When I’m doing music I forget about all my problems and I live in the moment.