Father Abraham is an electro-rap producer and rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is pretty much the best rapper and/or producer that you have never heard of, but now you have heard of him, so that statement is now false. Seriously, he’s really fucking good. Listen for a while.In 2009, while living in Boston, he produced and released one song per week for an entire year (http://52pickup.us). His most recent release, Trust Me, killed 8 people and left another 75 maimed or injured, according to UN reports. His website is father-abraham.com and he implores you to follow him on twitter at @fatherabraham, because he is clever like that.
Q. How would you describe your music?
“Headlong intothe future.”
Q. Influences/ Inspiration (friends, family, other artists)
“I am pretty much musically illiterate and unconversant. Most of this just comes from my own crazy head, or from things that got in there when I wasn’t paying attention. “
Q. How did you come up with the name, Father Abraham?
“My parents came up with the Abraham part, and the Father part seems to be expected of me, biologically. And there is something religious in there, but I’m not sure what it is, although I trust that it will be revealed to me in time.”
Q. What was the best show you have played to date and why?
“I once played a show in Gloucester, MA, where my keyboardist called an actual living female lady Sam Kinison, as if this weren’t a terrible insult, and then she showed us her tits. Problem was, she looked more like Sam Kinison than she looked like not Sam Kinison, so I got really nervous when I asked her out after the show, because Sam Kinison is one of my heroes.”
Q. Why did the chicken cross the road?
“Who knows. Chickens are probably pretty stupid. Just a ball of nerves and ancient instincts. At least we know it was free range!”
Q. If you had a time machine where, and when would you go?
“Back to the days when people could actually make a modest living selling this crap.”
Q. If someone wrote a book about you what would the title be?
“Chicken Soup for the Lap: Oh Shit, I Spilled Your Precious Book. How Does That Even Work?”
Q. Do you really want to hurt me, do you really want to make me cry?
“No, but this is what happens when you speak out of turn.”
Q. Top five all time bands?
“The Beatles, The Shaggs, Outkast, Talking Heads, The Animals.”
Q. What is the last movie you went to see, and on a scale of 1 to 10 how was it? (10 being the best)
“The snail make-out scene from Microcosmos is the most arresting things I have seen in a movie in quite a while, although I should admit that it also made me turn the movie off (I “went to see” it on my couch). The soaring opera soundtrack was a great finishing touch. Overall score: 3. Interesting, but also kind of gross. Don’t bring food to this movie.”
Q. What do you love most about being a musician?
“My unimpeachable moral authority.”
Q. Any last words or shout outs?