Artists Name/Band: O2
Music Genre: Hip Hop
Other Genres: Rap
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Mixture of Rap/ Hip hop, Pop, and Rock
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
My name was creates because when ever i made any body movements, people would never hear me even if they tried. Second because, I would always vanish at my own will when I felt that was needed. Last Im great with wih words, some say im a wordsmith. When I’d put together a poem, sentence, school assignments and songs; it was said from many who knows me that my words have the ability to either be spoke and put life into others, or even be spoke to take life out of people.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
To be inspirational, uplifting, something positive. Simply be powerful enough to grab a persons attention, free them of theor demons and bring them back to reality of their own lives. Im determined to be the change our world needs in order to change the world.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
As of now, im not interested nor looking to collab with any artists currently. Maybe I would after I succeed in my music career as a soloist. Im sure I’d reconsider.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
To motivated and be a role model our world needs. To teach anyone anything they do not have knowledge of. I also aim to learn anything I can as well to grow in the music industry and even real life.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Indecisively it would be a strong tie between my songs On-Ishh and Alright. They both are my top two songs, in my opinion. From feedback I’ve gotten it’s agreed that both are the best of my creations.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The largest challenge of mine is split up between balancing my everyday life and duties. Being engaged, a father, having animals, legal technicalities, School, making ends meat with making money, therapy due to the pandemic and staying in touch with my family/friends. Through all that its very difficult and draining. Most of all keeping positive, remaining strong, and persistent to be up to par with everything. Ill say, It’s a serious multitasking job.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Usually ill begin with finding a instrumental beat, but I like to make my own so I’d create a beat. I will not start writing any lyrics until after I have made at least ten or more beats. When I feel I have enough beats I listen to each one repeatedly to come up with course hooks. Some comes to mind immediately and the rest I have to brainstorm. When I’ve completed as many as I can stand or reach a level of comfort with all im working to put together. I proceed to start writing my verses at the same time with listening to the instrumental beat that was chosen with the fitting course hook and lets my words flow. Last, comes the recording and audio cleanup for sounds and noises. I try to refrain from using ad-libs and autotune.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media has been a big help in regards with reaching out to fans, acquiring fan base. Also its been a benefit for advertising and promoting myself and my works. I know and is known by many of people and about 75% of them are supportive and interested in what I make. No one gives me feed back unless I ask of them to provide some. I even submit on selective websites that offer feedback reviews.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
I have so much to keep up with that I haven’t got to creating a playlist selectively. The one I have is of the top or hottest uprising of artists in the same position as myself. Although I’ve listened to many artists and their tracks even given feedback, It hasn’t been spare time for me to do so as far as playlists go. The ones I took time to listen to were random in abit of every type of genre, if they Im and ask me to check their music out I will. All the artists vary from residents in Uk, California, Italy, North Carolina, Georgia, Chicago, and Cleveland mostly.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
First I began training and building my mind to strengthen it. After that but still before music I was focused on writing, completing and getting my book published and spreaded out worldwide. Also I created and put together an invention product to get manufactured and distributed to the public.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
My advice to aspiring artists is to stay dedicated and consistent. If you love and want to do music don’t give up and never let anyone deter you from succeeding your dreams. Most importantly I voice the fact of being themselves.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would change the negative music tracks glorifying the wrong things and wrongs ways of living. I would change and require music to be more realistic and meaningful.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Aa mentioned in a previous question Its a big factor with me when it comes to being yourself. Originality is what make an individual on many different instances. Also it is what everyone rather a fan, musician, or record label look for in the artists they choose.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Ive been blessed by God and the Universe with the ability to see visions. Visions from past present or upcoming events. I seen the vision on my success, I see the change Ill bring to the world. Ive done good all my life related with dealings with people. I help, uplift, support and always will be there for whom ever may need or asks me to. The world is not owned by a single person. The world is OURS and It will better and improve our world with Love and Unity.