Interview: Confessions of Fire with Estee Nack

Let’s be honest, Estee Nack is on some other shit. He drops projects of metaphysical yet grimy bars that can be self-scientific, street-cat and foul in the same stanza. He can rhyme, he can produce and he has unique concepts for days. He also writes in ALL-CAPS (so just be warned he is not yelling through this interview).

For this piece, we just focused on his new physical only release (that’s right, only available as limited LP/CD and Cassette for the time being) with his Boston area Brethren producer Grubby Pawz.

Titled IWANNAFXCKJADAFIRE it’s an unapologetic ode to list and his favorite adult actress. That being said, it’s not like he goes full Akinyele and features an all-star guest list of street spitters including Daniel Son, Codenine, Rigz, Mooch, Junelyfe, Smoovth and Haze. Therefore here’s our short Q&A with Estee Nack on this project.

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INTERVIEW

Your output over the last few years has been insanely prolific. In terms of your solo work (not including guest feature work) do you work on one project at any given time or are you working on multiple projects at once?

I JUST DO WHAT I WANT…

In terms of this Jada Fire project, did you have the concept before Grubby provided the beats or at what point did you decide to make this concept? What input did you give Rusty Joints as far as the artwork?

GRUBBY DOESN’T “PROVIDE THE BEATS”, HE PROVIDES AN EXPERIENCE…AN ORGANIC EXPERIENCE…DURING THE PROCESS OF THIS EXPERIENCE, WE DEVELOPED THE TITLE AND CONCEPT…AS FAR AS THE ARTWORK, IT SPEAKS FOR ITSELF IN REFLECTING EXACTLY WHAT WE TOLD RUSTY ABOUT THE ART DIRECTION…HE LEFT NOTHING TO BE DESIRED…

None of us are strangers to adult films (lol) but what about Jada made her worthy of paying tribute to her over an entire project?

ANYBODY THAT HAS SEEN JADA PERFORM AND IS HIP TO THE ADULT FILM INDUSTRY, KNOWS SHE PERFORMED AT A HIGH LEVEL AND WIT A UNIQUE PASSION…ITS LIKE ASKING WHAT ABOUT JAYZ OR KANYE MAKE EM WORTH A TRIBUTE, FEEL ME? JADA FIRE IS A LEGEND…

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How did you and Grubby initially hook up and when was that?

OUR NETWORK HAS NO BEGINNING OR END…

There’s a number of videos/flicks of you lamping in tropical places like the Dominican Republic and Miami and your vibe definitely gives that aura, so what keeps you in Lynn, MA where it’s definitely not a tropical place? What do you like about your hood?

…1ST OFF, LYNN IS MY HOMETOWN, MY LIL PIECE OF ANY HOOD, U.S.A…HOWEVER THAT DOESN’T EXPLAIN WHY IM HERE…THIS IS WHERE I MADE MY WORK, AND WHERE MY WORK EXISTS AT THE MOMENT…FURTHERMORE, THE EARTH BELONGS TO THE ORIGINAL MAN (I AM ONE), SO WHEN ITS TIME FOR ME TO UPROOT AND SHIFT MY WORK TO BE BASED ELSEWHERE, THEN SO IT SHALL BE…B.U.T. 4 NOW, I STILL GOT WORK TO DO…

Obviously your profile has been raised significantly with all the co-signs recently like Westside Gunn but what has been some personal career highlights for you since you started?

2 PIVOTAL MOMENTS…DIVINO SENDIN ME A BEAT PACK PRE-“TRIPLE BLACK DIAMONDS” AND INSTRUCTING ME “DON’T DO NO TOPICS, JUST SPIT”…CUZ WHAT HIS REQUEST BROUGHT ME BACK TO MY YOUNGER YEARS WHEN I WAS MORE CAVALIER AND CAREFREE ABOUT MY SONG CONTENT…OPENED UP A WHOLE WORLD OF ARTISTIC DIRECTION AND THUS, MY EAR FOR MUSIC (BEATS) EVOLVED…

AND DOING SURFINONGOLD.WAV WIT SADHU GOLD, HOMIE BEATS WAS JUST WILD CHALLENGING AND INSPIRED ME TO EMPLOY A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO RHYMIN, A NEW LAYER TO THE GROUNDWORK LAID BY EXPERTS LIKE ROC MARCI AND MACH (HOMMY)…

Since you dump on so many projects nowadays has your writing style changed since you were primarily working on Tragic Allies projects?  Do you always have verses in the chamber or do you not start writing nowadays until you have the beat in hand?

SEE ABOVE ANSWER TO ANSWER THE 1ST PART OF THAT QUESTION…
FOR THE 2ND PART..2ND I ALWAYS HAVE SUTTIN IN THE CHAMBER JUST CUZ IM ALWAYS WRITING…B.U.T. I PREFER TO WRITE TO THE JOINTS ON THE SPOT

I heard you didn’t have any real conversations with Westside Gunn until you jumped on at the New York show, truth?  If so, what was your first conversation about?

TBH, NOTHING EVENTFUL…REAL SIMPLE ACTUALLY…WEST HAD A VISION AND REACHED OUT TO ME TO WORK ON IT WITTEM…I AGREED TO DO MY PART, WE DID THE WORK AND SO GOES THE STORY…

Purchase LP/CD/CS version of IWANNFXCKJADAFIRE here: https://www.iwannafxckjadafire.com/

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