1. How Long Have You Been In The Rap Industry?
I’ve been in the rap industry since 2007, it’s only about 4 years ago I decided to get serious about it.
2. Who Are Your Major Influences In Your Music?
It’s a lot of artists I can say on this list but most of all I will have to say Ludacris is my first major influence T.I. , Nas, Twista, Jay-Z, Biggie Devin the Dude, Kanye West, Nelly, Mase, LL Cool J Kool Moe Dee,2 Short, Kwame the list just goes on. I think that they were able to do something different and create their own Lane by simply just staying true to themselves.
3. What Is Your First Single? – Or What Single Do You Have Out Now?
My first single was title African girl produced by Ty keys, I released that around last year, the single that I have out now it’s called Beautiful team it’s going to be a part of a 6 song album EP entitled “Crucial Addiction”
4. Who Do You Have On Your Album?
I have a few up and coming artists such as Eirror Regime,RaaTheVirtuoso,Clockwor
k, and Playwolf
5. How Did You Get Into The Rap Industry?
It really started at an early age I always had a love for music I always a picture of myself doing this one day I would always put on R&B and Hip Hop records and perform them in front of a mirror and my parents would always play music around the house and have parties at the house every Friday playing Bob Marley and old school music and 80s and 90s rap, once I hit senior year in high school I decided to write a little bit and a few friends from around my block said I should put my music down on wax eventually we started a group title “Da Fo’nine Boyz”, it’s been pretty much a rap ever since.
6. Where Were You Born? – Where Do You Live Now?
I was born in West Palm Beach Florida, I live in back and forth from Nassau Bahamas and West Palm Beach Florida
7. Who Would You Like To Work With That You Haven’t Already?
I would love to work with Ludacris I would love to work with Mary J Blige, Oobie, even old school I would like to work with the Isley Brothers if that opportunity was possible definitely Drake, Wale, Chris Brown, J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar is a no-brainer but being that I’m much more of a songwriter than an artist I would have to say the king of songwriting Babyface
8. Who Is Your Favorite Rapper You Like Right Now?
I like J Cole and Kendrick Lamar right now I went to both of their concerts and they really know how to put on a show. I mean honestly they have the lyrics and the message it’s the same story when it comes to live performances you have to know how to put on a show and they definitely do.
09. Who Do You Think Is The Hottest Producer Out? – What Would You Say To That Producer On Why They Should Work With You?
I would say “London on the track” “Big Krit” produces great music “Kanye West” will always be a favorite but honestly I would have to say “Tykeyz” kind of has a futuristic old-school sound. I would tell any producer why they should work with me I would let them know that I always take my time with the creative process, and that they won’t be disappointed in the final product.
10. How Did You Come Up With Your Album Title?
The title for my album “Crucial Addiction” I pretty much came up with that title because that’s what it seems like when it comes to my relationship with any type of music it don’t matter what genre it is I always find a way to see the beauty in it and I feel like I have a strong addiction to music, but most of all making it.
11. What Is Your Favorite Song On Your Album?
I would have to say “Tokyo” is my favorite song off the album I liked the production of the beat as soon as I heard it I knew what type of story I could tell.
12. Which Song On Your Album Means The Most Too You?
With some means the most to me on my album I would have to say “Born In This Life” it talks about being an African-American in the world before I was born until the present is speaking on a lot of issues currently going on and trying to educate the young minds that there is more then just chasing females getting money and selling drugs, don’t get me wrong it still sells at the end of the day, but its a lifestyle that the government created for us to keep ourselves down as an African American community.
13. Who Are You Signed With?
I’m not currently signed with anyone I’m an independent artist.
14. When Is Your Album Release Date?
I haven’t really set a release date but I’m thinking the very beginning of next year.
15. What Cities Do You Plan On Touring?
I have plans on going to different cities and the future as for now I just hit any venue I can from Miami to Atlanta but I promise there is more 2 come and the future.
16. What Female Rapper Or Artist Do You Think Is The Sexiest?
I will have to stay “Eve”1st”Foxy Brown” 2nd, and Nicki Minaj 3rd and not necessarily in that order LOL I can’t just choose one
17. What Would You Like To See From The Music Industry Over The Next Year?
I would like to see growth as an artist a lot of monetization, and a lot of features.
18. What Is Your Second Single Going To Be?
I think my next single will either be”Tokyo” Or “Sneak Out”, I’m constantly working on new music so it could be and your other song besides those two, but those are my top two choices.
19. If You Could Compare Yourself To An Already Established Artist, Who Would That Be And Why?
If I could get there myself to someone that’s already established it would be “Will Smith”, my reason is because he doesn’t really use explicit language in his music Still was able to sell records I’m kind of similar to that, and I wouldn’t mind Landing a role or two in a movie.
20. What Do You Think Your Listeners Will Get Out Of Your Music?
I think listeners will get that feeling of someone narrating a story I feel like my music can relate to everyone because I’m not limited to one genre of music, I do pop music Caribbean music Christian rap R&B soul music just a little bit of everything and I feel my content speaks for itself I think a lot of artists nowadays just follow what’s trending not saying that that’s a bad thing but if you look at artist such as LL Cool J in the 90s gangster rap was starting to take over slowly but surely he was able to make hip hop love songs and made gangsters feel what he was saying and relate to it, Tupac was able to talk about street life and at the same time he also put out content for the people of the black community to wake up, not saying it’s false prophecy but he changed the culture, I’m saying every person can relate to something different, but you have to be able to speak, and reach everyone doesn’t matter if they’re white Black Or Hispanic, or the lifestyle they live, that’s what separates artist from Legends.
21. What Were You Thinking About When Your Songs Are Developed?
Explain Your Process? Usually when I’m developing the process of making a song I usually know once I hear the beat if it catches my ear with in the first 20 or 30 seconds and I’m able to conceive a verse or a hook through a freestyle I usually just start writing something to it directly after, or if I just like the beat but don’t really know what to say on it I’ll just write a verse and if I like the verse I’ll just concept a hook to relate to what I’m saying in the verse.
22. Who Got You Started In The Rap Industry?
I wouldn’t say anybody in particular got me started I just always had an interest
23. What Made You Want To Get Into The Music Business?
A lot of things made me want to get into the music industry and a lot of things made me not want to get into the music industry but honestly I look at it as if I’m able to make money off of my thoughts how much do my brain cost LOL
24. How Does Your Family Feel About Your Music And Your Choice Of Career?
I know for a fact my family supports me 1000 percent they’re always encouraging me to keep going.
25. What Is The Most Difficult Thing You’ve Had To Endure In Life?
Losing loved ones honestly.
26. What Do You Hope To Accomplish With Your Music?
I hope to accomplish making a name for myself I’d rather be underrated then overrated
27. What’s The Demographic You Are Trying To Reach Out To?
Honestly I’m trying to make it overseas.
28. How Do You Usually Come Up With Your Songs?
I just let the beat talk to me and before I before I write any music I always pray before my writing session.
29. What Is Your Goal And Height That You Want To Reach With Your Music?
I just want to be able to make feel good music for everybody no matter their situation but most of all I just want to be successful and be able to give back to my people.
30. What Influenced You Outside Of Hip Hop Rap That Have Helped You Form Your Style?
I would say my surroundings, the environment,the people in my life who raised me, but most of all God.
31. How Can People Reach You?
People can reach out to me by social media or email..Instagram@iamlamagie,
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