Genre: Hip Hop
Servant – Down
Go into detail on why you like music as a career.
I like music as a career because music reaches the masses and can influence and encourage those who tune in. I believe that most rap music has a negative tone and is wrongly shaping the younger, even older generations. I am attempting to counter that pattern through hip-hop by providing subtle but vibrant music that has substance in order to, perhaps, help to improve society.
Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans on your music.
Most of the feedback I receive are positive. People seem to enjoy my music as well as the message it is sending. My fan base has grown 36% since April.
Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.
Social networking is primary to music popularization. You could reach hundreds, even thousands in a matter of days if your social networks are strong and consistent.
Tell us how you record your song.
I record on a microphone using Audacity.
Tell us the story behind the song.
The story behind “Down” is relatively simple. Most people I know don’t listen to conscious music. They’d rather hear something about sex, drugs, money so that they can connect with what gives them pleasure and not what makes them think or feel guilty about not being the best person they can be. So “Down” is a reflection of that and it’s basically asking the public to listen and hear my message which is – it’s time to correct ourselves.
State your musical skills.
I rap, write songs, compose beats, master tracks, and produce albums.
Tell us how long it takes to complete a song from the start.
It takes me about 2 to 4 hours to complete a song.
Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.
I develop my lyrics based on the mood and feelings I get after hearing a beat. Sometimes I am inspired by other artist’s songs that I come across. In other cases, it’s an experience I have or an encounter with people or certain environments.
Discuss music in full detail.
To me music is universal. It connects all people on some level. It is one of the best pass times, it motivates, it soothes, and relaxes. It can reach, teach and influence. It can calm and even heal. It’s nostalgic and it helps obtain and preserve memories and experiences.
State your five favorite genres of music.
Hip-hop, R&B, jazz, soul, classic rock, and pop. These are my favorite types of music because they all provide mood and leave lasting impressions.
Discuss your rehearsal.
Rehearsal is ordinary. I don’t rehearse too vigorously because it becomes more stressful, rather than just being natural.
Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.
Fans seem to connect to me on stage because my aim is to get them fully engaged; make them a part of the performance so that they not only enjoy my songs but view my movements, hear my words, and feel them at the same time.
Discuss your personality in full detail.
I am an introvert and not comfortable discussing things about my personality.
Discuss your music career.
My music career has just begun so I’m just getting the feel of it now.
List your musical work.
So far I only released one album called “Captive” which is currently available on Amazon, CD baby, etc. I have worked with many local artists, composing beats and producing songs/albums for them.
Share your memorable experiences with us.
The most memorable experience music-wise was performing at my first show, opening for Rah-Digga. Second to that was releasing my first novel entitled “Absence of Will”, which is also available in stores Barns & Noble, Amazon, Dorrance, etc.
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Servant – Basically I came up with this name because my life seems to consist of helping and doing for others so they’re happy, at the cost of my own happiness and peace of mind.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
Down – The meaning of this song is that I’m down (troubled) because no one will listen to me even though I’m telling them what’s best for them and they know that I’m right.
State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.
The name of the new upcoming album is “Uncut”. Simply put, there is no holding back.