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Macc2x - Interview

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

My name is Macc2x and I’m from Chicago, IL.

2. What made you start making music?

Honestly, I’m just trying to drop out of college and get to the bread as fast as I can. It was something that i always had in mind, but I just wasn’t focused on it at the time. Then when the pandemic hit, I just figured why not just try and see where it can take me.

3. Who are your influences in rap?

I listened to a lot of different people growing up. People like: Michael Jackson, Chris Brwon, Usher, Ne-yo, Lil Wayne, Drake, and a lot more. Influences from the way I do my music would be Juice Wrld, Lil Tjay, Roddy Ricch, and Lil Tecca.

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

I believe it’s a lot of talent that goes unnoticed because some people don’t pay attention to soundcloud when it was at its peak. Around the time when Juice, Trippie, X, Ski Mask, and all them were getting their buzz. But I feel like there are still a lot of people looking out for who’s next. Some may only look at you if you get co-signed by a big name artist.

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

I just feel like it’s a vibe. Not saying i’m better than everybody else or anything, but I put a lot of thought into my lyrics and what i talk about on a song. You just gotta listen closely. 6. You have 1 person to thank, who would it be?

I think God would be the one person I thank. Just knowing that I’m blessed more than others. And sometimes I think about giving this up but something in me just tells me to keep going and you’ll get there if you work hard enough.

7. What is your process for recording music ?

Listen to the beat one time to get a feel for it. I’ll have an idea of what i want to say before I find the beat, so the chorus will already be done. So the second go around I’ll just kind of punch in for the verses. I’ll probably type it on my phone if it’s flowing in my head so I don’t forget it. Because my mind is constantly racing.

8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for this year? I have an Ep that dropped a while ago, so y’all can tune in to that. For now I’m just gonna keep dropping singles every week or so. That’s something y’all can be on the lookout for.

9. What keeps you motivated and on path towards your goals for music? I think the people that I got around me. We all have the same goal in life, which is to be financially free and just retire as early as possible and enjoy our lives. I know if I want to get there I gotta work my ass off. Even though sometimes I feel like quitting. 10. What impact do you want to have on the world? Just… to let people know that they aren’t alone in whatever they’re going through. I talk a lot about how I feel in my songs because I know people can relate to me. Even when I do blow up, I know I’m still not always going to be 100% happy. So mainly, let my listeners know that regardless of how different our lives may be, that I feel you and I’m going through the same.

11. What's your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer? I haven’t worked with many people lately, but there is one producer I got a song with that’s dropping soon. His name is Essby. I might drop that song right before next month. If it’s not ready yet, then it’ll definitely be the first song I drop in February.

12. Who does all of your cover art or do you make your own? I make all my own cover arts, but I might start getting someone to do them for me.

13. Who makes most of your beats or production? I produce the songs myself, but as far as producers, I find beats on youtube. The most I have are from qestn.

14. What can we expect next from you in 2022? Better songs, better production, and I might navigate to another genre of music. Try to experiment with different beat outside of the ones I regularly choose.

15. Link the fans to your Twitter & Instagram @ Below so they can follow you! You can follow me on twitter @Macc2x_ and instagram @_Macc2x_

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