Q&A WITH: NAV

YOUR FIRST BOOKING EVER WAS COACHELLA.

Yeh. We did a show in Toronto to break the ice before that and that was it yeh. I stepped on the stage, around 6,000 people left the place as the band before me just performed. I was a bit worried no one would show up. A few minutes before my show time, that sh*t got so packed, I knew it’s for me. I was nervous as fuck.

WHAT ARTISTS ARE YOU BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS?

I never really planned/knew I’d be an artist. I was firstly just making bats with my back then friends in school. I was always extremely competitive and wanted to do things better than anyone. So I was like “let me try how to do this thing”… I did listen a lot to Nas and learned a lot from his music. But mostly I’d listen to Jay-Z, Biggie, Was, Tu Pac, all that type of stuff.

DO CANADIAN ARTISTS INSPIRE YOU?

For sure, Drake of course, The Weeknd, Tory Lanez. He’s fire. We just did a song together. We’re working on making our new wave.


YOU AND TRAVIS SCOTT. TALK US THROUGH.

Cash introduced me to him and after that we hang out a couple of time and I think Cash played him a record. It was my beat and that shit went onto his album. It did a lot for me. You know the rest. Travis is a genius, crazy talented.

WHO ELSE HAVE YOU WORKED WITH?

The Weeknd, I produced Drake’s song, also a few big people that I can’t list right now.

LIL UZI VERT?

Yeh of course, he’s a close friend of mine. I met him for the first time at one of his shows in LA. After that he fuc*ed with me because I came to his first show. He was just on tour with The Weeknd, we met her and hang around, partying and all that stuff. One day we just started to record songs backstage and we put in A$AP Ferg. Then we randomly met again when I walked out of the hotel when I was done with the song, he pulled up in his car and was like “Yo, jump in!”. We went to Cash’s house and started recording right away. And the next thing you know, it was my biggest song it’s about to be platinum.

WHAT DO CANADIANS WEAR?

Laughs. Canada Goose jackets. Canada is a different place, it’s hard to find Supereme or shit like that over here. There are only a few stores here. It’s also very expensive. I didn’t even know what Supreme was until I got to LA.

2018 PLANS?

New album in a month or so and a tour. I’ll announce the details in April. Then I have a lot of festivals.

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