$amurai Black

Tell us everything will need to know about you.

My rap name is $amurai Black and I’m a local upcoming artist from Lafayette Louisiana. One of three from the rap group Local Trash Rapper$.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

Rap and R&B. It’s what I listened to growing up and is what I’m more familiar with.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

I have very little experience with making music, I started 3 months ago with my best friend and producer Ben Reynolds and we’ve just been releasing solo songs since.

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Tell us the theme of your song.

I wanted this song to have more of a heartbreak feeling to it; with mixed emotions about who you can really trust in life.

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.

I’d like to thank my close friends who help me to spread my music online, with retweets or Snapchat. Also BQuil and JayyBenii in my rap group, and our photographer Casey Sanders.

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Tell us about your future goals.

I would like to make music professionally one day for the whole world to hear, so that people can understand what I’ve been through.

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Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics.

I don’t really have a religious or political view, it’s dope that everyone has their own opinions and way of looking at life.

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

I believe that my music is inspiring people to make their own. I’m showing people that all you have to do is believe in what you do.

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Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.

I haven’t been around in the music industry long enough to see changes, but I have noticed that its shifting to more online advertising to get you music heard unlike in the previous years.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

The artists that inspire me are Kid Cudi, Nav, Drake, and Childish Gambino. I feel like all their music were all unique and have more of the style of music I’m into.

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Give us the links to your social network and stores.

https://www.instagram.com/playboi_aj

https://twitter.com/Jay321Aye

https://soundcloud.com/localtrashrappers

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics.

All of my lyrics are from past experiences I’ve had; I just like to tell stories about them.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

I like to collaborate with all artists; it’s interesting seeing what type of music you can make with others.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the kind of music with genuine message that inspires them.

I like making music that people can sing along to, music that connects people with your feelings. It’s what I’m more familiar with.

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Tell us what you know about copyright.

I know not to use other people’s music or any creative work that they have released without their permission or owning rights to such material.

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Discuss the impact of a Performing Right Organization.

I know that Performing Rights Organizations are important because they help to make sure that artists and others are not being exploited for any work that they have done by bigger brands and companies.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

Most melodies and instrumentation are made by my friend who makes beats; I just rap over them.

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Go into detail on the recording process of this song.

I have a home studio where I record most of my music. I often record the verse I’ve written multiple times before finding the one I am most pleased with. I like to do this to make sure I give my absolute best verse per song.

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Discuss your music performance.

My music performance is growing per song we release, I’m very new and this is a learning process for our group. I just try to learn as much as possible as the music grows and audience listening to it.

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Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist.

I rate myself above most of the average Soundcloud artist and I’m very interested in seeing how far I can grow with my music. I know I haven’t reached my full potential yet and can’t wait to see what I can create in the future.

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