Washington Height’s own Emilio Rojas eased his way back into the spotlight this year. Not only has he been dropping off records like the Nas-influenced “Imagine That,” but he’s also ready to release his most personal project yet. With his last mixtape Zero Fucks Given behind him, Rojas is ready to move on and talk about his authentic feelings on the issues that plague our world today. Catch our exclusive interview with Emilio Rojas after the jump!

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Emilio Rojas discussed the details of his upcoming EP L.I.F.E. and explained how its helping him develop as an artist. Rojas went into detail about his new direction for his music. Unlike his past work, the Latin rapper says that he wants to speak more freely about his thoughts on what’s going on in the world.

“I’m more on the conscious side of as far as my artistry. So I decided it was time to go back to that because I was straying a little bit– not that I was straying but I was just focused on other things. Sometimes I want to talk about fucking chicks, Sometimes I want to just turn up. But it’s not time for that.”

Rojas also breaks down the origins of his most recent songs like “Imagine That” featuring DeVo D. He explained that it was inspired by Nas and Lauryn Hill’s classic “If I Ruled The World.” Rojas also revealed how he got the idea for his Joell Ortiz-assisted single “Nada.” Both songs will appear on Rojas’ upcoming EP L.I.F.E.. If you’re wondering what the acronym stands for, let Emilio break it down for you.

“It’s an acronym and you can make the letters stand for whatever the fuck you want. Loyalty Isn’t For Everybody, Love Isn’t For Everyone or Love Is Fucking Everything.. it could be anything because life is what you make it.”

The seven-track EP is executively produced by Miami beatmaker Audio Jones and will also feature verses from Joe Budden, Chris Webby, and singer Emanny. Look out for Rojas’ upcoming body of work L.I.F.E. to drop July 17th. Watch the interview below.