Lam.

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

My real name is Lamarr, I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I only lived a Philly for a short time before moving to New Castle, Delaware. Delaware is where I spent the majority of my life from middle school up to college. I graduated from Delaware State University in 2013.   My childhood was really great, I was fortunate to have a mother and a father figure who instilled great values in me.  I was a bit of a different kid. I loved being outdoors and doing extreme sports like skateboarding and paint balling. My love for music didn’t come until middle school when I started listening to more and more hip-hop.

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

My artist name Lam; comes from my real name Lamarr.  I’ve had a few different rap names in the past but I always felt like having a part of your own name as a rap name was dope. I’ve been making music since middle school.  I started out recording some pretty terrible songs then focused on learning the history and getting closer to the craft.  Throughout the years I taught myself how to produce and engineer music as well. While, I stopped producing, I engineered my own music up until I left Delaware.

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

My genre is rap.  I have always loved rap and it will always be my favorite. Any rap that makes me feel something is good. I don’t have an allegiance to any particular type because it can all be good. This song basically details a toxic relationship. One that was created in a bad way and ended in a bad way. It’s about knowing some people only want the material things in life no matter how you personally feel about it.

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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.

I love creating and sharing music.  Whenever I make a song I want to instantly give it to people.  I want them to enjoy it as much as I do.  The more people I can reach the better I feel.  I want people to share my music and for it to make them feel how I do when I hear great music.  While, I haven’t had any grave tribulations in my career, I have faced the points in time where I have felt stagnant, unmotivated, and unequipped. I have felt that maybe there wasn’t a point to continue with music. The fortunate thing is that I remembered music was my dream.  I have dreams about music almost everyday. It’s all I’ve ever truly wanted to do. That was enough to keep me going.

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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.

Right now I’m a solo act.  It’s just me writing the songs.  The song was recorded at the studio I go to in Los Angeles.  It’s a great place with a great vibe and my engineer is a mixing genius. There is a lot of healthy feedback there and it’s a great place to create.  It was written in a few days and recorded as soon as I was able to get studio time.

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

I have been in music since I was in middle school.  I have a great deal of experience writing and recording music.  My future goals are to reach as many people as I can with my music and to eventually make it my full time job.

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

Hearing great music inspires me.  Music is really my muse. When I hear a great song I want to create something that gives me the same feeling I had when I listened to it. Great artists also inspire me to create.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

The secret to making a hit song is making something that is memorable.  All you have to do is have a hook, or a few lines, or even a nice beat that will randomly stick in people’s heads. Retention is the key.

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

Get ready for everything.  There is so much more in store and I’m only beginning.

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

Seek out the people who genuinely enjoy your music. They will be the ones who vouch for you when you’re not there to remind them to.

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

I have yet to put out an album because I don’t want to until the time is right. Currently I am finishing up my demo.

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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.

Kiss 101.1 in Delaware featured a lot of my music in the indie artist spots, but the station has since closed down.

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

I’ll find a good beat; listen to it, then within a few minutes a chorus, concept, or line will come out of it. This is how I know what direction to take the song in.  The recording process is much easier. I track out the vocals then I and the engineer make tweaks and adjustments depending on what the mood is.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

In no particular order: Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Travis Scott, Drake, and Childish Gambino.

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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.

Haven’t collaborated with any known artists yet but I would love to work with anyone and everyone in the industry. If I had to pick a few they would be, Kanye, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino, Pharrell, Rich The Kid, and Kendrick Lamar.

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

www.soundcloud.com/imjustlam

Twitter – @whynotlam

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

www.soundcloud.com/imjustlam

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

The happiest day of my life was when I graduated from high school.  I just felt a crazy sense of accomplishment and can’t wait to have that feeling again. The saddest day was when I left my mom’s house in Atlanta to drive here to Los Angeles. I knew I would miss her like crazy.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

First I would buy a house in Bear, Delaware, build a fully functioning studio and then probably start a record label in it.  I would also open a huge airsoft park in Delaware.

 

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