Our Favorite Baltimore rapper Greenspan has the huge honor of being the cover model for D.A.M Magazine!
Always known for giving great live performances, the magazine applauds Greenspan for his energy “that’s hard to ignore and can’t be contained” and notes that he performs with “every ounce of his soul.”
The cover story features in interview where Greenspan speaks in-depth about his artistic inspiration and his recent success in the industry. Greenspan also discusses how he came up with the idea to make a song for Khloe Kardashian and where the name Greenspan came from.
To read the full D.A.M. interview with Greenspan click here.
Crabzinabarrel.com has been providing you with the latest info of up and coming artists who have the talent and style to make it to the top. But we don’t just stop at posts and videos, that would be boring, we bring you the exclusives on just what these artists have to say! With that said Crabzinabarrel.com is proud to bring you our interview with the Baltimore artist Greenspan. Fresh off his hot new mixtape “When The Sky Turns Green” Greenspan is making a name for himself in hip hop world. No stranger to the mic, Greenspan has been on his grind giving us fire with his “Got Green” mixtape that first got us hooked and opening for artists like Wale and Big Sean. Whether you find him shutting down the stage at Sonar in Baltimore or making moves with some of the best producers like Judah at U St in DC, rest assured he turns the sky green where ever he goes. Without further ado we give you…Greenspan!
El Solo Dolo: Why did you choose the name Greenspan? Why not brownspan, Purplespan, or Greyspan?
Greenspan: Art allows you to be creative with your style and identity…so Greenspan is who I am. Federal Reserve Music!
El Solo Dolo: What made you want to pursue a career as a rapper and How old were you when you first started writing?
Greenspan: I started taking this craft serious in 2003. I started writing years back… maybe 1995-96. I didn’t have it together then. I was just doin it, you feel me… I use to call myself ‘Raw Talent’…that would have went nowhere. lol
El Solo Dolo: What artists influence you?
Greenspan: AZ, UGK, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Andre 3000…There are many more… For their passion and self awareness.
El Solo Dolo: What motivates you?
Greenspan: Love, forward progression, and freedom.
Have you noticed something different in the air today, the sky turned green! Greenspan dropped his newest project “When The Sky Turns Green“. With production by Judah and cosigns from DJ Benzi, Illvibes, Illroots, & of course Crabzinabarrel.com (peep us on the back cover!!) “When the Sky Turns Green” offers the listener a collection of music that shows the soulful-side of hip-hop from the perspective of a Baltimore artist. The diversity within this album is wonderful. There are songs with beautiful artistry such as “Wings” & “Sky Dive” and tracks you can party or chill to like “Headbop” and “Khole Kardashian”. “When the Sky Turns Green” offers a sophisticated hip hop sound to satisfy the palate of any music lover and thefore gets Crabzinabarrel.com stamp of approval!
Also checkout the behind the scenes of Greenspan & Judah making Lattitude, after the jump it’s pretty slick:
“Headbop” is the new track from my fav Bmore MC Greenspan featuring my fav femcee RaTheMC and my new fav Feevaleo, produced by Judah, who…you guessed it…is one of my fav producers!
You have to respect Greenspan’s hustle; he’s doing big things right now. Already this year, Greenspan has joined the home team hero Wale on the Baltimore leg of his popular Attention Deficit Tour. He’s got the DMV’s own Judah on the beat, and cosigns from illroots, DJ Benzi, and illvibes-dmv.com. His next project, When the Sky Turns Green, is due out August 11 and is already buzzing through the blogosphere. Check out Headbop here or by clicking the photo. Then go over to hear Allhiphop.com featured Greenspan’s single “Who Got the Jazz” from his freshmen effort Got Green?
Greenspan is a Baltimore MC whose been making a name for himself. His first project Got Green? was a critical success, receiving positive reviews from the Baltimore City Paper, and URB Magazine. This year his song Who Got the Jazzwas featured on allhiphop.com and received 4 out of 5 stars. Greenspan was also fortunate enough toopen up for Wale on the Baltimore leg of his Attention Deficit Tour. A great mixture of music and Greenspan’s commanding performances set him apart from his competition. His next project When the Sky Turns Green is due out next month.
Download his new track Love Me Back aka Breakin Up Remix here.