Tell us about yourself.
My name is Vette Jordan. I was raised half of my childhood in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs, Louisiana. I’m 23 years young.
Tell us about yourself as an artist.
I am a rap artist and I put myself in a lyrical category. In other words, I’m not a “mumble rapper”. Not so much a conscious artist either but I like to give my audience “bars” that are clever, will go over their heads at times, and a cadence that sets up for great punchlines. It’s too easy.
Tell us about the genre of your music.
Rap music is basically a delivery of rhyme itself performed in a variety of ways sometimes even being able to tell a story or paint a picture through melodic skill. The genre has grown, evolved, and come a long way since it originated.
Tell us about the story behind your song.
Basically, the song is meant to be a “club banger” that not only has a hard beat but a catchy vibe. I was inspired by the melody of Big Sean’s “Moves”. I fell in love with the baseline immediately and wanted to do something of that nature but not copy exactly. I wrote the song in a parking lot with my manager.
Tell us about the problems you are facing as a musician.
The biggest problem is being able to stand out in the state of Louisiana. My sound is different but it’s hard to get people to see through the “ratchet” sound where we are from. Most people from here are content with being “famous” only here as long as they are making money. My vision is much bigger than that.
Tell us about the recording and production of the song.
The production was quick and easy. I simply told my producer (Swayzee) exactly what I was looking for and he created the beat within an hour. It was a very spontaneous but easy process. As for the recording, it took about 3 separate sessions before getting it right where we wanted it. We needed the song to be as catchy as possible so we were stuck on which verse should be first, the tempo, how the chorus should come in, where the beat drops should be, the lyrical order, etc. After a lot of changes and clean-ups, it was right where we needed it to be.
Tell us more about your music career, experience, and future goals.
I’m still learning and have a lot more to learn about the industry. I’ve had many experiences with different recording styles and studios, music videos, photoshoots, shows, etc. My goal is to simply be viewed as a top-tier musician in this rap industry. The game has changed a lot and I aim to be in another category from where most of these new artists are.
Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
What inspires me to write are the artists I came up listening to. Artists such as Biggie Smalls, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Eminem, Kanye West, and even Drake.
Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.
Outstanding beat with a catchy hook.
Tell us the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Without commitment you’ll never start, without consistency, you’ll never finish.
Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
I usually write my lyrics randomly throughout the day, just random bars. I’ll see something random and come up with a metaphor of some sort. I see and go through new things every day so I could never run out of content. Most of the time I write without the beat then get the beat to follow me if that makes sense. As for recording, my music is always completed and well-rehearsed before I lay it down. That’s how you could feel the emotion without me sounding like I’m reading.
Name the artists you are willing to collaborate with.
Wow, there are so many. Wayne, Drake, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, I like 21 Savage, Migos for a club wave, Kanye, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, so many more.
State the links to your social networks and stores for the purchase of your songs.
Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
The happiest day for me was October 21st, 2014. The day my son entered this world. I don’t have sad days as long as The Lord wakes me up every morning.
Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
I won’t. Take that how you want.
Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.
I just fit everything into my schedule. You have time for anything you care about. Like my son, my family, and my lady.
Tell us, five artists, you can regard as legends.
Tell us your future plans pertaining to music.
To acquire every monumental accolade in this business. To spread my talent across the globe.
Tell us what you think about creativity and originality in music.
Creativity is important. To be different is what puts you in your own league. At that point, anyone else that does something similar is only following you. As for originality, it’s hard these days to be original if you think about it. Everything that could possibly be done has already been done.
Tell us the major reason you are into music.
Music is our soundtrack to everything in life. What is this world without music? Without melody? Music makes you happy, sad, paints pictures, makes you cry, takes you back, makes you think, etc. I like to make people feel good through music. Whether it’s laughing, dancing, singing, etc. Since a kid, it’s always been a natural attraction to me and I feel like people don’t realize the power that music has.
Tell us your view on old school music and new school music in terms of preference.
Old school music had more meaning. Had concept. Taught lessons. Gave you food for thought. New school music especially today is usually a lot of nothing. Nothing being said. Sometimes the words are even made up. Mostly sounds on top of a great beat.
Tell us your most memorable day as an artist.
My most memorable day as an artist was a freestyle battle I won in high school lol. I have a lot more accomplishments to acquire obviously.
Tell us what you would do for the people if you found yourself in a position of power.
Never actually thought about it. So many things to put more smiles on people’s faces for sure.