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Hailing from the Bay Area, Sneakk shared that the “Spray” collab was a result of a long day of collabs at the camp where all new Def Jam artists get to come together to work with various producers and the Vallejo native eventually entered into a studio sessions with producer Rico Love and songwriter Houston, where Sneakk freestyled his verse.
With connections to the some of the Bay greats including E-40, Mac Dre, and of course hip hop legend 2Pac, Sneakk shared that he was mostly inspired by his Grandfather who was a church musician.
My Grandpa did Gopsel music. That’s where my thought process comes from because I just want to just like talk to the people and like uplift people. So, that’s where the gospel part come in at. I love music, he continues. I just wanted to make something that everybody didn’t make. I wanted to be me.
Speaking on his upcoming project Real Boi, Sneakk is ready to deliver his signature vibes and continue to unite Bay Area artists in hip hop, while explaining that he is his own competition.”I feel like I’m my biggest completion at the end of the day. That’s why I just be like, ‘I’m trying to beat Sneakk.’ I’m trying to out beat Sneakk. So every song I’m trying to be better, you feel me? Do better. I want to have that distinctive sound. I want to be separated from any and everybody; in my own lane.”
Peep the full Sneakk interview with The L. A. Leakers below: