AS: What is the indie hip-hop scene in Portland like? How have you been fitting in or standing out?
IB: To be honest – I have no idea. I don’t really insert myself into the scene there. It’s a lovely city, but in my mind it’s been a way to “get away” rather than a place I really get too involved in. I have a studio and can work as much as I want, and most of the people I hang out with are not musicians. My music has really become more about what I can do, more than feeding off a scene. I’ve never been a very social person, so that’s just where I’m at these days. I tend to stay in my little bubble, and when I’m out and about it’s usually to get on my skateboard or eat something scrumptious.