Jarid Catrenich, 35, raps as Angle at 6 p.m. Friday at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St.
Q: This is a CD release show for your new album, “White Andy.” You were trying to capture a feel and sound of early ‘90s hip-hop on it. How did you go about doing that?
This is my seventh album, and especially after you’ve been doing this for a while the art of the whole thing is reinventing yourself in a new light. I turned to a producer, Coolzey (headlining Friday’s show), who is originally from Iowa. He and I are kind of in the same mold as far as where we grew up with music and hip-hop, and that’s where his production lead us to.
Q: Where does the seed of an Angle song develop from?
It’s changed over the years. Now I use a mini vocal recorder, so most of my so-called writing is done in the car. I’ll be playing some tracks in the car and as soon as things come to me I’ll click record and use that until I can actually write them down.
Q: On your Reverb Nation page you talk about someday murdering your stage name. Why?
At some point there will be an end to it. I consider myself an artist and there are other artforms I enjoy. There’s a youth to hip-hop that I don’t think I can go on with forever. If anything I could see myself in more of a Dr. Dre role, moving in production, but I don’t always see myself as the frontman Angle with a microphone. I think there’s an end to that phase of creation.