NyuKyung - Let It Spray

 

NyuKyung - Let It Spray

NyuKyung – Let It Spray

 

ARTIST NAME: NyuKyung

 

SONG TITLE: Let It Spray

 

RELEASE DATE: May 10, 2019

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop/Rap

 

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

James Pak, professionally known as NyuKyung was born in Tacoma, Washington.

 

I started music at the age of 9 and began making music at age 11.

 

I started off on Myspace and graduated to YouTube.

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State your academic qualification.

Senior at Simon Fraser University: undergraduate in Criminology.

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Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.

I am relatively new in the music industry and my publishing company is a record label out of Houston, Texas called UrbaNomyx.

 

My skills as an artist include songwriting, mixing, singing, and rapping.

 

I have been working on my craft and developing my sound at an early age so I am very efficient and skilled when it comes to creating music.

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Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.

Hip Hop/Rap.

 

I wanted to make a cinematic type of video that could accurately display the emotions of the song.

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Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.

From my experience I realized a lot of issues between artists and labels come from a lack of transparency.

 

A good record label should not hide things from their artists and respect the creativity of each individual.

 

I understand music is a business but conflicts would be avoided if priority is given to communication between the artists and the labels than the amount of money to be made.

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

Facebook/Instagram Ads, YouTube Ads.

 

I am working with three professional indie marketing firms…

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Explain the story behind the song.

I remember feeling alone and trapped nearing the end of my football career and college degree, with only $50 to my name; frustrated and angry I sat in my room brainstorming on how to make my dream into a reality.

 

I started looking through beats and found one that spoke to me; I downloaded the track onto my phone and went outside in the snow for some fresh air to clear my head.

 

As I sat in the cold night listening to the instrumental on repeat, the words and melody came to me immediately.

 

The first time I listened back to the finished version of the song, I knew that this was going to be the track that would launch my career.

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List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.

HipHop Canada

 

Global Money World

 

BLATANTLY BLUNT

 

CCG Network Radio

 

Nick Visco’s Hip-Hop Shop

 

Anno Domini Nation

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State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director.

Videographer – Shinigami Films

 

Manager – Heavy Gatz

 

Producer – J. Cook

 

Crew:

Artist: Danny Riguez

 

Artist: UrCelph

 

Artist: RobNGive2TheKidz

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Elaborate on the song and music video.

‘Let It Spray’ is my first official release and it means a lot to me because the song originates from a place of doubt and insecurity. I really poured my heart out into the song and my videographer did an amazing job capturing every detail.

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

I have been making music since I was 11 but only been in the music business officially for five months. The journey so far has been unreal. The feedback and success I have had over these past five months are mind-blowing. I never expected things to move so quickly.

 

In this short amount of time I was chosen for the Anno Domini Cypher, won the 2019 Anno Domini Contest,  been on BuzzFeed, Hip Hop Canada, The London Post, and many other Hip Hop websites and blogs.

 

I want to be one of the greatest to ever pick up a mic and leave a lasting legacy with my music.

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Tell us what makes you unique from others.

Everything about me from my appearance to my sound is unique. There are other Asian artists out there but I bring something completely different to the table.

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Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.

My biggest strength is my work ethic and willingness to learn and ask for help. At the end of the day, I am a fan of Hip Hop before I am an artist.

 

My biggest weakness is that I am my biggest critic. My competitive nature and obsession with improvement can really have an effect on my mental health. This is why it is important for me to continue and find a balance in everything I do.

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List your five favourite songs including the artists.

Believe Me – Lil Zay Osama

 

Lost Boy – Ruth B

 

YouTube Rapper – Token & Tech N9ne

 

2 Years – Lil Zay Osama

 

Statues – Junoflo

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Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

Both have their benefits but ideally, I would do everything myself and stay independent. I’m a big fan of Nipsey Hussle and he is an artist I want to emulate. The way Nipsey made an impact on the industry all while owning his own masters and being his own boss is what I strive for.

 

However, I am not opposed to signing to a major label under the right conditions. Every artist has their own journey and right now I am just taking advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.

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Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

I am a college football player so a lot of my free time is spent training. It gets difficult trying to balance music, football, and school but it will all worth it at the end.

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List your various works.

Real One

 

Akuma

 

Lamborghini Dream

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State the official date of release.

May 10th, 2019.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

I go by NyuKyung (Pronounced New King) and it’s actually my Korean name. It’s supposed to be pronounced (No – Gyung) but people had a lot of difficulties pronouncing it so I and my manager discussed it and decided to change it to New King and capitalize the K.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The song is entitled ‘Let It Spray’ because when I made the song I was extremely frustrated and wanted to let loose and wreak havoc on everything around me. I had just invested a lot of money into my home studio and had no idea where I was going to go from there.

 

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