Benji$ - Interview
1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?
A: Benji$ but dont say dollar sign, originally from all over Maryland but lived most my life in North Carolina/ grew up here.
2. What made you start making music?
A: Music has power to it, with music you can change thoughts, lead others etc. Thats always fascinated me along with the fact you can say what you want no holds. Its my way of expressing myself, putting my life in my music.
3. Who are your influences?
A: DMX #1 cuz I was fed his music whole time in the wound. Then to meek mill, jayz , gucci, nas, including more. Really a combination.
4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now?
A: Its really the spine of music, overlooked but the most important. Where youll find your truest fans/collaborators.
5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music?
A: Since we coming to the end 2019 im more focused on just singles & music videos along promotion/social media influence.
6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be?
A: My grandma. She did what she shouldn’t of had to, raise me. I aint have no parents coming up it was her. And my grandfather.
7. What is your process for recording music ?
A: I light up, set everything up and just get in my zone. I blank everything else out.
8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for?
A: Yes! Following the release of “Loyal 2 The Hustle” & the buzz its built me im releasing “Loyalty Over Royalty” early 2020! Then coming with in the next month is a new single coming “Nobody” with a melodic hook but raw real lyrics In the verses that still fits the vibe. Alog with multiple collaborations from multiple artist including Gutta Life, Don Gady, DabGod, Rage, & more im working state to state to be heard globally!
9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper?
A: Its just what I love honestly.
10. What impact do you want to have on the world?
A: I want you to be able to relate if your fan and never lose that hunger. I wanna push others to get up and go get ir. I wanna help others, feed those in need etc. I got alota big plans when it comes to giving back
11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying?
A: Im aiming for full blown 24/7 but until it pays my bills and feed my youngins etc it aint the only thing I do.
12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why?
A:Between Nba YoungBoy & Rod Wave cuz they make that music for pain but still hits.
13. what does the music you create make you feel?
A: Every emotion possible , depends on what im making.
14. why is music so important and dear to your heart ?
A: Its my only way out, my only true passion.
15. Taking this as a passion what works best with you for endeavors you may face (regarding to music)?
A: Just keep pushing and grinding. Dont give up. Your gonna lose and spend money with this but if its what you want you gotta take a loss to be the boss!
16. whats your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?
A: Between Don Gady from Atl & my homie Double R. We just vibe together.
17. who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?
A: I do everything of mine myself except beats. So every song you hear i mix and mastered it. Every video I edit my self/direct. Every piece of art i make.
18. who makes most of your beats or production?
Isnt just one, I work with who ever has the beat im feeling but my main ones i work with personally are Voidproducedit, matador beats, lank beats & young n icy.
19. who is one artist you wish to work on music with and why?
A:Meek mill, because we can both bring that pain aggressive and in energy. Real street stories.
20. who is one producer you wish to work with and why?
A: Cashmoney Ap , dj drama & Metro, cant just pick one.
21 do you have any upcoming shows in the next couple months ?
A: couple local ones coming soon
22 for people who havent heard of you what sets you apart from other artists?
A: Im just me , there is no other me. I dont do what others do i do what i feel. Im just
23 at the end of the day what does music mean to you ?
Everything point blank!
24. Any live shows or projects you got coming up? A: Feel Ive answered this already so just remember the title “Loyalty Over Royalty” its gonna be huge!
25. Where can the people that checked out this interview find you A: Everything can be found in one link from my music to my website. @ https://linktr.ee/Benji252