What first got you into music?
One uncle from Alabama would always freestyle and I use to just sit there in amazement as they were drinking and having a great time as a kid. So I always had love for it!
When I was in High School a couple of my friends wanted to make a rap song. We ran to the nearest BestBuy bought a 20$ Mic and Downloaded Audacity and made our first song. I was hooked and It’s been a passion of mine ever since. Growing and the journey are the best parts.
Who inspired you to make music?
I believe everything inspires me to make music. When I start to make a song I let the mood and the pen decide where the song will go. I find that forcing something or aiming for a sound often creates mediocre results. After The sound or the vibe is established, I ask others or reach into the memory bank to find references that I can use to help finish the song. Its such a process that I’m surprised I release anything ever.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Freeing! The music is freeing for me personally it’s a way for me to remove all the distractions of the world and focus on something.
I don’t ever want to be stuck making one type of style or sound. I think the Greatest Artist of any generation and they had this same mindset. Not to compare myself… But (The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Kanye West) They all have a lane but they reach outside of it to capture emotion and sounds.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Any Independent Artist That’s willing to put in the work. No one ever makes it alone and its artist and people help each other’s that pushes the collective group to the next level. I have plenty to learn but I’ve also learned a ton already. If I wasn’t willing to help and teach others. Then I have no business expecting help or anything from other people.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Thanks, every single individual that takes any amount of time out of their busy day to help or listen to my music is crazy to me. Its mind blowing! They could listen to any artist in the world, and they choose to listen to me and help me spread the messages within my songs and that’s amazing.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Yes, Whatever song got stuck in my head that day. I also always hit that “Ave Maria” and “Ice, Ice Baby”
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
I think the internet is a great tool. If you have the right mindset and utilized the internet properly. Things like your surrounding and location which use to impact your ability to be successful have been diminished. The fact that you can make a song anywhere and get it to the masses. Is mind boggling I’m from the middle of Wisconsin which doesn’t scream hip hop and rap capital of the world. Yet due to the internet I am still able to make music and promote it. The only limitations are my will and drive!
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Russ – As an independent artist I think its impossible to see what Russ is doing independently and not be impressed and respect his hustle and grind
Andre 3000/Kid Cudi – I admire the way they are perceived by the rap community. Super Talented and Well Respected.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Music is subjective don’t get discouraged by someone’s dislike or opinion. Don’t make music to gain the respect of those that don’t like your music.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
The perception of what it means to make it. If I make music for 100/1000 people for the rest of my life that doesn’t mean I haven’t made it.
What’s next for you?
More singles for now every month until I reach some milestones and possibly an album early Summer 2023. It’s up to the people… I will always be make music!