Buddha Coleman - Interview
1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from? Buddha Coleman from Warren, Ohio
2. What made you start making music? I think being young we all try to find ways to express ourselves and music became a outlet from the real world along with poetry for me.
3. Who are your influences? Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, and J cole right now this changes regularly.
4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now? I think its incredibly underrated right now. There's no rules in the underground, so we see all these new styles emerging. There are a lot of hungry talented artists on the come up and we're trying to cement ourselves among the elite.
5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music? 2019 is coming to an end so right now we are looking for a fresh and strong start in 2020. 6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be? My father; he's always in my corner and supporting me no matter what direction i'm going in. 7. What is your process for recording music ? Once i hear a beat that inspires me i'll write to it. It could take days, it can take 15 minutes just depending on the vibe. Once that is complete I record myself.
8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for? No names for any of the projects right now but I'm shooting for late January. 9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper? My favorite part is sharing my personal story and what i see in the community with those willing to listen 10. What impact do you want to have on the world? This question is so simple yet so complex. All I want is to make people smile and more importantly make them think. I use to think I could save the world but that is a collective effort for all of us, so making people smile and be happy while also making them think is what i'd like my impact to be.
11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying? It's a hobby that is transforming into a lifestyle before my eyes.
12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why? Kendrick Lamar. He's my favorite because the subject matter. In a time where it seems like a lot of artists were on the same wave Kendrick seemed like he always did his own thing. He's the perfect blend of old and new and on each album he shows something different. Great flows, wordplay, beat selection, and subject matter.
13. what does the music you create make you feel? I try to make music for all of my moods. I think that's what great artist do, they show their duality. I feel sad, angry, boastful, misunderstood just depends on the record.
14. why is music so important and dear to your heart ? Its the one thing that most of us have in common. We may not like the same music but we like music as a whole. It brings people together and it gives me a platform to express how i feel about whats going on in my life.
15. Taking this as a passion what works best with you for endeavors you may face (regarding to music)? Taking everything day by day. I try to just focus on the art and let things play out.
16. whats your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer? My favorite collaborations are with my in house guys. Luv, Boom, and Jay May
17. who does all of your cover art or do you make your own? I do my own but I'm looking for something new and fresh.
18. who makes most of your beats or production? I'm grabbing from everywhere when it comes to beats.
19. who is one artist you wish to work on music with and why? J Cole; I feel like he has a great ear and plenty of game to pass down and I'd love to be the recipient
20. who is one producer you wish to work with and why? I'd love to work with Big K.R.I.T i think he's underrated as a producer because he's so great as a rapper. The beats he makes would blend well with my style.
21 do you have any upcoming shows in the next couple months ? No just getting things in order for my next release.
22 for people who haven't heard of you what sets you apart from other artists? I speak on a wide range of topics. Real topics. And I'm still growing as a artist and business man.
23 at the end of the day what does music mean to you ? it's a safe space for me to unleash my thoughts and without that I'd go crazy, so music means everything to me.
24. Any live shows or projects you got coming up? Expect plenty of music in 2020. More Collaborations and more artists coming up under me.
25. Where can the people that checked out this interview find you? @buddhacoleman6 on twitter and buddhacoleman on ig