Harvey Stripes

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Canada, December 16, 1984. First record I ever received was Michael Jackson “BAD”.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

Harvey Stripes. Been doing music since I could put words together. Professionally since 2009. Over the years I’ve toured with Meek Mill, Wale, Jeezy, Mario and more. Situated primarily in Toronto.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

The genre is rap music. My goal is to give realistic portraits of my life experiences. The concept of the song is celebrating the benefits of the hustle. Counting up the money!

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 

As a Canadian music artist, there are definitely pros and cons in this industry. Although Toronto is a major source for music globally, it’s not until you penetrate the American market until you are accepted. The main challenge we have faced over the years is making the transition from a local artist to international.

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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. 

The song features an artist Snootie Wild from Memphis. We collaborated on the song because we were both working with Yo Gotti at the time. The video was shot by Zac Facts in Memphis, New York City and Toronto.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 

I’ve been in the industry for 7 years. Some of our most notable works were collaborations with Jeremih, Tory Lanez, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss and more. The goal is to become a household name internationally.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 

The pursuit of success and happiness is my inspiration.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

I think giving the people what they wanna hear from my perspective has always worked.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

I teach my listeners about the benefits and harsh realities of the streets.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 

Believe in yourself or nobody gonna believe in you.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 

Over the years I’ve released 4 Mixtapes, “A Dollar and a Dream”, “A Penny and a Nightmare”, “Yours To Discover” and “In God We Trust”. We’ve released about 15 music videos which most gained heavy rotation on Much Music & Much Vibe. We were also nominated for a Much Music for a collaboration with Lloyd.

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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. 

Our music has been featured on Complex, Noisey, The Source, 2 Dope Boyz, HotNewHipHop, Worldstar HipHip and most major outlets for hip-hop music distribution. Some singles were featured on Toronto radio stations like Flow 93.5 and also in Atlanta and Miami radio stations. TV stations include Much Music and Much Vibe.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 

I usually wait until I’m in the studio to catch a vibe and freestyle flows and melodies before putting words to it.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Ma$e, Drake and Notorious BIG.

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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. 

Tory Lanez, Jeremih, Jadakiss, French Montana, Yo Gotti, Blac Youngsta, Snootie Wild, Soulja Boy, Mario, Lloyd, Max B, Juicy J. I would love to work with Bruno Mars or Miguel.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 

www.harveystripes.com

@harveystripes for Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat

Harvard Stripes for Facebook

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

All music is available on Spotify, Apple Music and all over streaming platforms.

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

Happiest day is when I counted $100k for the first time. Saddest day is when my Granny died.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Invest. Flip it. Do it again.

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