Nakury is a rapper, songwriter and communicator from Costa Rica. Her musical project is directly nourished by her practice of graffiti, breaking and rap, - three of the core pillars of Hip-Hop culture. She also leads conferences, workshops and is a cultural manager.
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Interview with Nakury
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Songwriting and performing in a worldwide advertising campaign for Absolut Vodka, in which we were able to create a unique product with the client's vision and goals.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My forthcoming album in collaboration with Barzo, titled "O".
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Bartosz Brenes aka Barzo, a great producer I've been working with for the past 5+ years.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, it's more accesible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Translate your vision into the project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you rap and sing? Hell yes!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception of my job is that it's effortless.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the concept and deadline of your project? What are you looking to achieve?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Write down your ideas before getting started.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Boots, knife, magnifying glass, solar-powered batteries, mobile phone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: In these past 6 years I've had the opportunity to tour in 10+ countries, collaborate with different artists from around the world and record over 50+ songs.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Erykah Badu, she's an amazing songwriter and performer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Start your vocal session by improvising vocal melodies, before working on your lyrics around those melodies.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Latin, Hip-Hop and Electronic.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Ability to conceptualize and communicate ideas.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Brief analysis, ideas brainstorm, concept development, lyrical composition and vocal recording.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Ableton Live, Macbook Pro, MOTU AVB UltraLite, Audio-Technica AT4040, KRK Rokit 6.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Mos Def.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting, vocal performance, vocal recordings, vocal harmonies.