Def Sound, who now only goes by Def, has been defending the authenticity of music since he was 14 years old. His origins were in beat making where he made, I swear, one beat a day. He then developed into a rapper, a slam poet, and now an MC and mini fashion mogul. His style is super inspiring and novel, check out his video (A)gain, it includes a pretty interesting fashion progression. Honestly, he’s the embodiment of the modern underground musician, a true chameleon. I may be a little bias, so you be the judge, DEF! Anyway, Def and I had a little sit down and I asked a few questions about his most recent video, Birds.I.View.
Cupcakes: When you wrote Birds.I.View what motivated you?
Def: I imagined my eyes were projecting my memories on the ceiling and I was just watching them.
Cupcakes: I know you tend to use symbols and metaphor in your work, are there any you would like to mention from this song?
Def: Well, when I call a woman a “sky when there’s nothing” I just mean that she is infinity when surrounded by darkness. And I got the phrase “skitsometrically” from my favorite Gondry film “the Science of Sleep.” Those are my favorite lines in the song.
Short and sweet…