Michael Seuss - Interview
1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?
AYOOO! I go by Michael Seuss, aka Shōgun Supreme, aka 8 God, Atilla’s lil cousin! I’m originally from New York, but I’m in Florida, and have been here for quite some time.
2. What made you start making music?
Unfortunately the ungodly experience of being expelled from culinary school at 18, and my friends were going rapping. I couldn’t enroll into college until the following year due to them taking enrollment at the first of the year.
3. Who are your influences?
Nas, every member of Wu-Tang Clan, Big Pun, Big L, and Notorious B.I.G!
4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now?
Make a SoundCloud account, buy followers, and fake it till you make it! Unless you know someone and you skip ahead of the line. All the real ones I knew either quit, or they’re dead...
5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music?
Reach immortality, and channel the ghost of my dead homies! Oh, and also make some money.
6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be?
Barack Obama is still my president
7. What is your process for recording music ?
I shadowbox on the beat and get into a murderous trance. I then map out possible flows. I learn the instrumental, and I breathe life into to. The lyrics and using intellect and wit are a natural process for me... it’s should be illegal.
8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for?
Gold is the next single off of 8 Wings! Ashes and Beholder game before it, and this new one will continue to push the envelope on my versatility. 8 wings will drop sometime after that.
9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper?
It gives me a sense of identity and one stop cure to boredom.
10. What impact do you want to have on the world?
Ask me that again when I’m less cynical... but the child in me still wants to save it.
11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying?
I’m going to create an empire, but it’s not going to be something everywhere. It will be in plain sight though.
12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why?
Favorite? Besides my influences? None.
13. what does the music you create make you feel?
It depends on the song and if I’m trying to relive what I wrote about and what I was going through when I wrote it.
14. why is music so important and dear to your heart ?
It always was there when no one else was... especially when I was incarcerated for a short time.
15. Taking this as a passion what works best with you for endeavors you may face (regarding to music)?
It teaches you rejection and blesses you with vision. If you haven’t gotten those yet... then sad face.
16. whats your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?
It’s a tie between the glory days of Dior Sentai or working with Animal Teef and JupiterJames.
17. who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?
Various people, different visions require a different, exact set of skills.
18. who makes most of your beats or production?
Also various people, if you look at all my projects released on the internet, it’s EXTREMELY varied.
19. who is one artist you wish to work on music with and why?
The immortal Bobby Caldwell. Dude gets blending genres better than anyone and he’s the MOST underrated.
20. who is one producer you wish to work with and why?
Madlib! Dudes like Dilla 3.0... so futuristic.
21 do you have any upcoming shows in the next couple months ?
Nah, I need to focus on material! But! I’ll have a lot the first quarter of 2020.
22 for people who havent heard of you what sets you apart from other artists?
Those same other artists hear my music and fear me... after making excuses ofcourse.
23 at the end of the day what does music mean to you ?
Music still has the sense of wonder it had from the day I fell in love with it. It connects everyone in the world, and that proves my testament.
24. Any live shows or projects you got coming up? 8 Wings coming 2020!
25. Where can the people that checked out this interview find you https://linktr.ee/seussthaalphamc - All of my important links are there. Also! Follow me on IG @Seussthaalphamc and Twitter @MichaelSeuss