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Groundbreakers: Gilbere Forte on "PRAY", His Influences & More

In our new series with Green Label featuring groundbreaking artists, we interview Gilbere Forte.
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The culture isn’t moved by those who nudge it forward, who gently tap. Culture is moved by those bold and brave enough to truly push and break new ground. For our new series in collaboration with Green Label, “

Groundbreakers

,” we’ll highlight some true groundbreakers from the worlds of music, art, sports, and beyond.

Today, we talk to

Gilbere Forte

— a rapper redefining what it means to be a rapper by working with everyone from hip-hop heavyweights like Bun B to indie rock bands like the Freelance Whales — about how film scores influence his music, the importance he places on fashion, and much more.

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: "Creative people often want to look as if their style emerged out of a vacuum, but the truth is real groundbreakers take the foundation of their influences and build their own buildings on them. With that in mind, what are your biggest influences in music and beyond?"

Forte

: "For me, my biggest influences have been film scores. The moment when music in a film can actually made me cry or feel excited, confident or vengeful is so powerful. I took note of how deeply in-tune my emotions were when reacting to these compositions, so I’m always trying to recreate that experience in my music.

Taking in life in general has also always been a great influence. Like people watching, and trying to understand someone’s perspectives and story without even speaking to them. I take that and apply it to the music I hear in my head."

For the rest of the interview, including Forte's breakdown of his

PRAY

video, check out

Green-Label.com

.

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