Discuss your personality.

Despite being an artist, I’m an introverted guy. I don’t let many people into my life, so most people only know certain things about me because of my music. I’m also a very kind, positive person but I never shy away from expressing my dark thoughts through music.

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Brief us about you as a musician.

I’m an emotional rap artist. Whatever I write in a song is exactly how I feel at the moment. Before I began making music, I only listened to other emotional rappers. Artists like Childish Gambino, Drake, and KYLE shaped who I am by showing me it was okay to express your emotions to other people.

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Go into details on what has changed in your life for choosing music as a career.

Choosing music as a career was the scariest thing I’ve ever done. I was never the cool kid at any point in my life. Being bullied for my weight, my dark complexion, and my lisp was hard enough for me to overcome, so for a long time, I never told anyone but my close friends that I rapped. After I dropped my debut project, ‘Home Alone EP’, I noticed a complete change. Popular kids were talking to me, girls were hitting me up that I never thought I had a chance with, and other local artists were eager to start working with me. My mom was disappointed when she found out I snuck out to the studio, but it was all worth it in the end.

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Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career. 

The benefits of choosing music as a career have to be the creative process and having someone to tell me that my song helped them in a difficult time in their life.

The drawback would be the emotional stress of overly criticizing myself to the point where I don’t feel good enough.

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Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.

Once I’m famous, I want to give back to everyone who helped me to get to where I am at and buy my mom the nicest house ever. Also, I want to reach down to other artists who are working just as hard as I am but maybe don’t get the attention they deserve.

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Elaborate on the storyline of this song.

I met this girl my first semester of college who I fell in love with. Turns out that she had been fooling around with a “friend” of mine the entire time. In the song I’m weighing my options on should I just cut the girl off for good, or let her continue to ruin my life and put my heart in a casket.

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Tell us means of connecting with you and purchasing your music online.

I personally love to connect on Instagram more than any other platform, but I also use Twitter. If you enjoy my music, you should follow me on both @mylesjacob_ because that’s where I announce all new music and news. My music is now currently available for all streaming services, as well as iTunes if you would like to purchase it directly.

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Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.

The greatest moment of my career is when a friend I met over PlayStation network called me out of nowhere to say that one of my songs, ‘Trouble Sleeping’, saved him from taking his own life. It was at that moment I knew I had a greater purpose in life.

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Tell us the highest amount of money you have ever received from your music career and how it happened.

As of now, I’ve only made $8.36 from my music through streams. I only like to work with people I have good relationships with, and I refuse to charge those people a dime. Eventually, I want to open up to paid features, but right now I rather build with people who have my back for the long run.

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Discuss your experience pertaining live performances, gigs, shows and tours. 

So far my performances have been limited to open mics and campus cyphers. I’ve received several offers to perform in Memphis and Nashville, but I currently go to school at UT Knox which makes that almost impossible since I don’t have a car at the moment.

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Tell us how you relate to your fans.

My supporters seem to relate to me most about wanting to chase their dreams. I always rap about how I don’t want a regular 9 to 5 job, and how parents and the system try to force us there anyway. I preach to them to never give up.

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Tell us what you will like to change if you have the chance to turn back the hands of time.

The only thing I would do differently is networking more. Who you know is important in this industry and I feel as if that is where I am lacking the most.

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Tell us the most important people that have boosted your music career and how you met them.

I have two friends that I have to say have impacted me the most musically and those people are Talented Keelo and Ricky Davaine. I’ve known Keelo since 9th grade. We started rapping around the same time in the summer of 2016 and we helped each other get better every day. I met Ricky at my 1st studio session while recording my EP. He really liked the music and helped pay for half the session and we’ve been working closely ever since.

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Brief us on what you had in mind before considering music as a career.

Before music, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I did great in school all my life, but I wasn’t passionate about anything I learned. Acting was always something I found interesting, but at the time I lacked the confidence. Now that I have gained some confidence, I definitely plan on pursuing acting seriously in the future.

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Discuss your good and bad experience in life.

One good experience in my life would be when I went to New York for All-Star Weekend for my birthday. My mom had a friend, who unfortunately passed away, that took me there with his son. I had never left the south until then, so it inspired me to want to travel more when I’m older.

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Name the artists that have influenced the world.

Tupac Shakur, hands down. No other hip-hop artist is as influential as he is to this day.

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Tell us about your moment of rejections as a musician and how you are able to cope and move on.

It used to be very discouraging for me, but now I love it. It just motivates me to work harder on my craft until I create something that’s undeniable.

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Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received about your music.

I’ve had someone tell me that I don’t have potential. Words like that can easily break a young artist like me; I’m only 18. Luckily, I was able to eventually brush it off and keep growing. I know I’m only going up from here.

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Tell us how to become a famous artist.

There’s no blueprint for becoming famous. Of course, you can put the work in, but that doesn’t guarantee anything. There are too many factors that can make or break an artist to focus on just one. I’m focused on building a loyal fan base because I want longevity more than anything.

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Tell us how you plan to make an impact on the society.

I want to increase opportunities for the creatives in the world. College shouldn’t be the end; all be all for everyone.

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Elaborate on the recording process of this song.

I did this song in one take. I hate taking multiple takes because it removes the raw emotion of your voice in my opinion. The low singing at the end wasn’t even planned; I just felt it in the moment.


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