The miseducation of P-Nut: the up and coming MC from South London talks with Seigfried about doing things on her own terms.
Let’s start from the beginning. When did you start making music?
“I can’t really tell you because I’ve been into music from a young age, growing up my mom was playing music. If it wasn’t Garage, it was SOCA or Dance and my dad was the same. So I was always interested. I was singing or rapping, or mostly singing. I was trying to do all three (dancing, rapping, singing) at the same time but I made the switch to rapping at the age of 11-12.
When listening to your music and dissecting your sound and dissecting your style you come across very confident. Even how you attack your songs as well. It’s always boisterous. It’s always confident. You know who you are? Is that something that you’ve always had from a young age? And if so, how did that even come about?
“I will say I’m confident and I’m shy, but you wouldn’t know I’m shy. Unless maybe it’s like a one to one or, an intimate group or something. But I guess I’ve always been a wild child. I think that’s what made it better for me in terms of I’m gonna do this - I’m gonna do that. Even though I do have a family telling me that maybe I should do business or do this or do that. That always diverts me from music. But then I always come back. It’s like guys, leave me alone.”
Who is P-Nut. How did that name come about?
“I got this name when I was 17. And I put it as my BBM name. And then everybody ran with it. And it was actually spelt p e a n u t. But then I think in 2017, Carns Hill uploaded one of my songs on Linkup TV, and spelt it wrong. So I just left it at that.”
Tell us about your creative process. When you go into a booth, what’s your process like, do you need to have a finished track first? And then you can lay down rhymes or sometimes the rhymes come first and you just have to create a beat that will kind of match the vibe with what you’ve already written?
“It depends. I can write there and then or if the beat is getting made, which mostly has been happening for a good couple of years now, so I don’t really remember what it feels like to go on YouTube to look for a beat. But if someone’s making a beat in front of me and i’m waiting to write lyrics, I’ll wait until I’ve heard the first beat drop, so I can see what direction you’re going to take in and then lets me know if I like it or not, because I’m quite picky with beats. And then I guess it just depends how I feel and what comes to mind.”