Urban Magazine June 2017 - Page 36

What separates you from other artists? I’m black in America so not much separates me from them on the surface. But when you really become a Boy Face fan you realize I’m a huge f*ckin weirdo. I’ll rap about random stuff political in the same song. My style is like mixing Molly and Percocet with Acid (analogy for these fiend rappers). Based on my unique music, if I branded myself like a Yachty or Vert, I’d be that n*gga. Name some of the major artists you have performed with. I did a song with Mac Lucci from the Dogg Pound. I’ve opened up for Maino, Njomza, Yalee and Juelz Santana. I did a song with MassPike Miles. And I did a song with platinum artist Kevin Lyttle. oh, yea and I’m proud to say I rapped on stage with Proof (RIP) at a side stage during the Up In Smoke Tour. Do you have any major offers on the table? We did a single deal with Blanco Y Negro in Spain, there a pretty big EDM label. I think that’s a major feat for me as a rap artist. Also did a single deal with Lifted House in Sweden (another Edm label), and BIP Records in Belgium or wherever. I just think major US labels don’t know how to market me. (I met with Universal and DefJam). I’m verified on social media and sh*t but labels are too blind to know wassup. I did do a subsidiary deal with a label thru EMPIRE earlier this year ( which is a major indie) but No budget was in place, so I terminated. I’d say there’s some interest. The right budget and offer (no strings) would make something happen with a major. Preferably a 50/50. What advice would you offer other aspiring artists? My advice is to become a brand like MIGOS and Lil Yachty. Don’t put out music until you figure out how to brand yourself. And stop listening to other people’s music so much, because it will dumb down your own creativity. Other than that learn the music business, and entertainment law so you don’t get f*cked for your publishing and royalties. And lastly, focus on creating a platform that you can get paid from because streaming isn’t the move for an unsigned and indie artist. www.urbanmag-online.com URBAN | 36