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Interview With Elboe @djelboe IG djelboe

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1. How Long Have You Been In The Rap Industry?

I’ve been in the rap industry for over 15 years. Four as a solo artist.

2. Who Are Your Major Influences In Your Music?

Major influences include soul artists like Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, to Geto Boys, XClan, & Ice Cube.

3. What Is Your First Single? –  Or What Single Do You Have Out Now?

 My first single was “Stay Shining”(2018). New single pushing is “Drumline”

4. Who Do You Have On Your Album?

Currently working on the album and so far it’ll feature other Birmingham artist PTG, Birmingham J, Drizz D.R.O., & 7evenrich

5. How Did You Get Into The Rap Industry?

I got into rapping by djing as a kid and forming several rap groups in high school.

6. Where Were You Born?  – Where Do You Live Now? 

Born and currently reside in Birmingham, Alabama

7. Who Would You Like To Work With That You Haven’t Already?

I’d like to work with Dr.Dre, The Game, Tray Dee from Eastsidaz, Goodie Mob, Tweet, D’angelo, and anyone wanting to work with me.

8. Who Is Your Favorite Rapper You Like Right Now?

 YBN Cordae & Big K.R.I.T.

9. Who Do You Think Is The Hottest Producer Out?  –  What Would You Say To That Producer On Why They Should Work With You?

The hottest producer out now other than me is Battlecat. I would let him know if we worked together we would make some historic music for hip hop.

10. How Did You Come Up With Your Album Title?

Still working on album no name for it yet.

11. What Is Your Favorite Song On Your Album?

Still recording for my album so my favorite is yet to come. Drumline go hard tho!

12. Which Song On Your Album Means The Most Too You?

The song that means a lot right now is a song called “Blackism”

13. Who Are You Signed With?

Not signed

14. When Is Your Album Release Date?

My album should be ready by September 2020

15. What Cities Do You Plan On Touring?

I plan on touring Houston, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Atlanta, Jackson, Orlando, New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, Chicago, St. Loius, and every city I can step foot in ya dig!

16. What Female Rapper Or Artist Do You Think Is The Sexiest?

Female artist I dig is Rapsody. All of em sexy ain’t really none of em buggawolves to me!

17. What Would You Like To See From The Music Industry Over The Next Year?

I would like to see more diverse sounds in the music industry over the next year.

18. What Is Your Second Single Going To Be?

My next single will most likely be “Ghetty Music”

19. If You Could Compare Yourself To An Already Established Artist, Who Would That Be And Why?  

If I were to compare myself to an established artist it would be Bun B because of the street conscious themes however my style my own.

20. What Do You Think Your Listeners Will Get Out Of Your Music? 

My listeners will get dope beats, hard lyrics, fun topics, and always something to think about..

21. What Were You Thinking About When Your Songs Are Developed? Explain Your Process?

When I write and produce my songs they always come from experience or something that is close to the heart. If I’m broke that’s what I’m writing about but in a creative form that’s entertaining.

22. Who Got You Started In The Rap Industry?

My childhood homies got me into rapping

23. What Made You Want To Get Into The Music Business? 

What made me want to get into the music business was the fact that you can make good money doing something that you literally love doing.

24. How Does Your Family Feel About Your Music And Your Choice Of Career?

               Some of my family support my music career choice and some don’t.

25. What Is The Most Difficult Thing You’ve Had To Endure In Life?

      Making bad decisions almost losing my life hanging with the wrong crowd.

26. What Do You Hope To Accomplish With Your Music?

I hope to be able to reach millions with my music.

27. What’s The Demographic You Are Trying To Reach Out To?

The demographic I’m trying to reach out to is 22 to 60 years old fans that love rap with some substance.

28. How Do You Usually Come Up With Your Songs?

I usually come up with my songs riding or in the shake joint.

29. What Is Your Goal And Height That You Want To Reach With Your Music?

My goal is to sell 20 million records and a crazy BET award or Super Bowl performance.

30. What Influenced  You Outside Of Hip Hop Rap That Has Helped You Form Your Style?

70’s soul music and jazz are what influenced me outside of hip hop because those were the records I scratched up from my pops collection learning how to DJ.

31. How Can People Reach You?

I can be reached by instagram@djelboe or email theelboe@gmail.com

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