Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
My genre of music is definitely Hip-Hop/Rap, but I do incorporate other genres of music into my style frequently (hints the Jimi Hendrix rock sample in my latest track “Seattle”). The video is paying homage to Seattle, and all of its great artists such as: Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Bruce Lee, Bill Gates, Kurt Cobain and a long list of other innovative creative geniuses that helped to push the boundaries of technology and art forward. The idea for the video is for the viewers to be able to take a walk in my shoes as I give you a glimpse of the city life by showcasing all of the culture, and wonders Seattle has to offer.
Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.
I’m a solo artist, and the producer of most of my records (including my new single “Seattle”). The video “Seattle” was directed by Janice Hudson.
Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
I would say to any artist on the come-up… do not let anyone break your spirit, or discourage your ambition. Only you know what is inside of you, and only you can bring it out.
Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.
The first big show I did I opened for Talib Kweli over 10 years ago. Since then I’ve performed everywhere from Hip-Hop festivals like Summer Jam, to EDM festivals such as Tomorrowland (in 2015). My first album In The B-boy Stance was released in 2004, since then I’ve dropped over 20 mixtapes, such as: On Top Of My Job, I’m Goin’ In (part 1 through 6), Caution Real Hip-Hop Inside (1 & 2), Word Magic, 2Gunz, and The Remix Champ to name a few. I’m planning on releasing my 2nd official album entitled “No Compromise” November 2017. I’ve done songs, and featured for artist such as: Rico Love, Jacob Latimore, Ron Devoe (of New Edition), Bizarre (of D12), Tech Nine, Boyz N’ Da Hood, Cherish, Nevia, and a long diverse list of others.
List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.
There’s a lot of blogs, radio stations, and TV platforms that have shown me love, and continue to show me love over the years. I don’t want to list them all because if I leave any important one’s out I’ll feel wack. My message to all of you is… “play my shit!… thank you”.
Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
Lyrics, composition, and recording process depends on the vibe, and environment. It’s like making love to a girl, to keep it interesting you try different things and depending on where your doing it you may switch it up a little.
Name five biggest artists that you like.
I like Nas, Jay-Z, James Brown, Pharrell, and Jimi Hendrix.
Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.
I’ve done songs, and featured for artist such as: Rico Love, Jacob Latimore, Ron Devoe (of New Edition), Bizarre (of D12), Tech Nine, Boyz N’ Da Hood, Cherish, Nevia, and a long diverse list of others. I’d love to work with Drake, Nipsey Hussle, Dave East, J-Cole, Pusha-T, Nas, Jay-Z, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Timberland, and Kanye West.
Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.
Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
No comment at this time, I’ll have to get back to you on that one. Life is full of ups and downs, it’s hard to pinpoint the times to share.
Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
I would invest in real estate, stock market, Bitcoin, gold, FRockClothing.com, upgrade my studio, and sit on the rest.
I am a poet , writer, beat maker, chef, songwriter, web designer, music promoter,digital marketer, blogger and director. View all posts by Kolade Olamide