I credit my Norwegian heritage for my innate sense of rhythm and musicianship that has been just one trademark of my creative life. The late soul man James Brown was Norwegian -- a little known fact, so little known its authenticity has been disputed. Norwegians, in fact, discovered hip-hop not so much as a way of creating powerful socio-political commentary but as a way of not jumping into the nearest fiord during their eternal winters.
The challenge for me has been how to best express my gifts lest the creeping onset of restlessness and immaturity devour me completely. In other words, what instrument would best quench my artistic thirst?