22-year old Noochie is an up-and-coming rapper out Washington DC, who also happens to be a certified audio engineer. Noochie’s breakout single “Gutta” dropped in the summer 2016 ahead the release his debut Product the DMV mixtape. As Noochie continued to create a name for himself in the rap game, he collaborated with Rich Homie Quan and Grammy Award Winning producer Om’Mas Keith. In late summer 2017, all Noochie’s hard work was rewarded and validated when he signed a deal with Atlantic Records.
Before he performs at DX’s SXSW showcase this year, we caught up with Noochie to discuss his hopes for this year’s festival.
HipHopDX: Have you performed at SXSW before?
Noochie: Yes, the performances before this one were not planned and I wasn’t as established as I am now, I was just a hungry artist trying to experience SXSW. I didn’t even have artist bands, but now I’m coming back with a more ficial situation.
What are you most excited about performing at the festival?
Just excited to get out there and feel that energy.
Do you plan on watching other performances? Which one are you most likely to see?
I pride myself in seeing as many artists as I can. I really like getting out on to artists I’m not hip to.
What’s been the best and/or worst part preparing for the performances?
The best part is seeing how hype the crowds are and the worst part is if they aren’t that hype when you get out there.
What was your first show outside your hometown and what was the best memory it?
SXSW was actually my first time performing out town. To this day that was one the best experiences my life. Not so much the performance but the actual festival itself.
What was your first paid gig?
Some wack show at a skate rink.
What was the best article you’ve ever read in HipHopDX? Did you agree or disagree with it?
I like reading the year-end award articles. I live for debates so I like bringing these articles to the table. I agreed with this year’s for the most part, especially with Goldlink as the most slept on album.
If you could let your fans know one unique fact about you what would it be?
My hometown is the only place where you can see the president across the street from a crackhead.
Catch Noochie at HipHopDX’s Rap Rising showcase at SXSW March 16 at the Parish.