“I’m an Extraterrestrial, bitch i’m no fucking millennial, I don’t fuck with any crazy hoes, the shit I be spittin’ is alien bro” – Worst Nightmare
Worst Nightmare is an artist who was raised in Mexico but made in Houston. With various influences from black metal to hip hop. He has shared stages with punk bands AND hip hop legends like Deltron 3030 and ESG of SUC.
His aggressive style compliments the darkness of the beats he chooses and is sure to get the crowd jumping with his performances. His new EP “I Am Demon” will be released soon under an up and coming Houston label Wormhole Records.
From the beginning of the track, you can hear the deep “H-Town” influence Worst Nightmare has had over the years. At the same time a raspy growl sticks to his voice like glue, distorting each bar with a horror-esque filter.
Definitely one of the leaders of the Grvnge movement in Houston, Worst Nightmare has been working in the music scene for more than half a decade putting in work and earning his place. The track jumps straight into the first hook and never loses speed throughout, barreling through with a hype, almost punk rock, energy.
With features from other touring acts such as Houston native NVTVS & iLLFaded, a strong image, and a unique, heavy, Houston hip hop/Hardcore sound, this writer sees this artist going big places.
We sat down with Jesse Cardoso / Worst Nightmare for an interview and he agreed despite his busy schedule.
K: Hey, there Jesse, thanks for agreeing to an interview, I know you’re out here working 6 jobs. So I wanted to start with hearing how long you’ve been doing this and where you started?
K: Wow! 11 years? That’s a wild amount of time when you think about it, but as they say “Overnight success take ten years” In that time span what would you say the biggest moments for you have been?
J: Shit honestly. Since I started. Ive had some big moments happen randomly. Like 2 years in. I played with Deltron 3030 at scout bar. His guitarist was freaking Steve Aoki and his bassist was the bassist for the Mars Volta.
K: Holy shit! haha been popping from start, I love the Mars Volta. Well as your sound developed and you started rapping who were some of the biggest people that shaped you and influenced what Worst Nightmare has become?
WN: Oh man. There’s so many people I’ve looked up to since I was just a kid. When I first started I was only making more boom bap east coast style music. A lot of influence for me came from NY. Mf Doom, Mos Def, Gangstarr, etc. But I was also really into darker shit like Three6Mafia and Earl Sweatshirt. Overall, I listen to so many genres of music, that it molded me into the artist i am today.
K: Dope af. Well tell us more about “Extraterrestrial” and what it means to you.
WN: Well see when i first started. I was always the odd one out at rap shows. Everyone looked at me and automatically were like. “There’s no way this guy is at the right place” haha. But then I’d get on stage and people would be blown away by my skills. Since I always dressed way differently and always looked different from all the other rappers. I always felt like I wasn’t part of the scene but I was. So I saw myself as an alien.
K: Well that makes sense. You know, it’s been great talking to you dude, didn’t know half of these things haha. In closing why don’t you tell us what you have going on, what the fans have to look forward to?
WN: Big ups my g. You’re doing pretty damn well yourself with all the behind the scenes shit. Us artists couldn’t thrive if we didnt have dudes like you making moves. Thank you
You can find the song at: https://soundcloud.com/worstfuckingnightmare/extraterrestrial-prod-by-wretched-beats
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