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Amenta - Interview

1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?

The names Amenta, born in New Orleans.

2. What made you start making music?

Id say that the way life hit me forced me to release it in the words that create imagery.

3. Who are your influences in rap?

My influences are lil Wayne, Suicideboys, Denzel Curry, MF Doom, lil Uzi, xxx, Ski Mask, Yung Lean, Juice Wrld and im sure there’s more.

4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now?

The underground rap scene, to me, looks misguided right now. Like there’s those who are just trying to be them and those that treat it like a quick ticket. We all want that ride but you don’t know where you gon stop, Jro. J Cole said something bout that.

5. As an artist who has to compete with thousands of others for streams/plays, what makes your music worth people clicking on?

Honestly, I used to get a little mad when compared with some artists. Particularly one. If you’ve heard my music, you probably have a guess. Not being myself gives me a headache. But, I’ve come to accept that just means im on track. Id, still, say my music can only be defined by name. Haha, a few people have told me they like “Amenta music” and it makes me smile.

6. You have 1 person to thank, who would it be?

If I were to thank just one person for helping me feel privileged enough to feel free in the music aspect of my life would be my mentor, Mistuh Z. That’s always been his name in my phone. He loves Mf Doom.

7. What is your process for recording music ?

Recording music shouldn’t be a chore. When that feelings comes just do it. My brain is on auto pilot mostly so its hard to stop thinking about verses.

8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for this year?

This year, it’s looking like i’ll stick to singles. Who knows though.

9. What keeps you motivated and on path towards your goals for music?

My motivation for everything is because I have to. I don’t care if a whole stadium doesn’t understand my actions. If my mind is made up then i’ll show you what I mean, eventually.

10. What impact do you want to have on the world?

Ive had an impact on quite a few people over the years in all this. From listening to them and really thinking about my purpose, I’ve come to understand that my energy needs to be everywhere.. with discernment of course.

11. What's your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?

One of the best moments I’ve had in collaboration, although dummy drunk, was in some friends dorm with four other people. One guy could only freestyle drunk and honestly I don’t think I can, haha. It was just fun vibes.

12. Who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?

My cover art is pretty simple. The way my photographer, Scvrlo, has captured my image makes me feel proud of the experience that I’ve stepped into and I like to broadcast that. As life goes, they’re gonna be more artistic.

13. Who makes most of your beats or production?

Im usually sent beats or I just find them. There a few producers that want me to work with them but I have yet to decide.

14. What can we expect next from you in 2022?

This year is a portal for me. What I want to walk into is everyone having fun around me as I get to new heights. So, if im in the right place, “Insequatia.” It’s a word I made up.

15. Link the fans to your Twitter & Instagram @ Below so they can follow you!

My twitter is @Amentaaaa and my insta is @Sabbathfather7

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