For our VERY FIRST Inside The BOX. feature (which we lifted from our cousins at JUKEBOX:DC), we are excited to show you our interview with actress/emcee Paige Meade, aka Paigey Cakey. Delving into music since a little kid, she eventually expanded into TV and film, recently being featured in Attack The Block and the upcoming The Knot. Needless to say, she has only given us the tip of the iceberg and we (being huge fans!) cannot wait to witness her continued success as she progresses further into music and entertainment as a whole.
Check out the interview after the jump!
JUKEBOX:UK: Forgive us for possibly being redundant, but could you tell us how you got into music?
Paigey Cakey: I started writing songs in primary school around the age of 10. I then recorded my first ever song on tape with a group of friends around the age of 11. It was when i started my GCSEs in year 11 i decided i wanted to do music. I had to write and record my own song for part of my Music exam. I then decided to upload this song of me singing onto youtube and it gained over 10,000 views. I gained a lot of positive feedback so i decided to continue making music and it went from there. When i hit 17 i started uploading my songs onto YouTube and it just took off from there really.
J:UK: Aside from films, can you speak on Smokey’s Barber Shop?
PC: Smokeys Barber Shop is an online comedy show featuring Jazzie, Adot, Vujunic and Humza. I got involved in Episode 2 through my boy Digi Dan who directed and filmed it. It was nice working on Smokeys Barber Shop as there was no script so it was all improvised. Also working with Jazzie and the crew was amazing as we had so much jokes.
J:UK: Back to music, how would you say you approach a record when you are in the studio?
PC: I approach every single record with an open mind as I believe, with the effort and self belief, that I can make something out of nothing. I also try and think out the box when writing my lyrics.
J:UK: What is currently playing in your ‘JUKEBOX’ (iPod, stereo, auto, etc.)?
PC: My favourite song right now is Kanye West – Mercy. My iphone is filled up with Rick Ross like crazy. Rick Ross just motivates me to get my Cake up (laughs). I also got a huge collection of all of the female artists in the UK. I say my favourite mixtape last year was Lioness’ RoarNess. I support all the females: Lady Leshurr, Amplify Dot, Mz Bratt, Lioness, etc.
J:UK: Any thing else the fans can expect from you in 2013 and beyond?
PC: A Big CAKEY Explosion!!!