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Nate Outis - Interview

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

My name is Nate Outis and I’m from St. Louis, Missouri.

2. What made you start making music?I’ve been obsessed with hip hop my whole life and I originally wanted to be a battle rapper. I just ended up taking a different route when I got older and started using music to vent.

3. Who are your influences in rap? I have a lot older influences like Ice Cube, B.I.G, and Jay-Z to Nelly, Chingy, and other STL artists. I also listened to a lot of J. Cole, Kendrick and honestly the list could go on.

4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now? I think it’s a lot of dope artists that aren’t getting heard because they think it’s all about the music and they don’t think like a brand.

5. As an artist who has to compete with thousands of others for streams/plays, what makes your music worth people clicking on?My lyrical ability, the way I ride a beat, and the way my songs make you wanna nod your head and get into see what make it worth it. I’ve been told I have a unique voice.

6. You have 1 person to thank, who would it be? My brother Anton for introducing me to hip hop and helping cultivate my musical library in my early years.

7. What is your process for recording music ? I like to go in there and knock it all out at once so I make sure I keep a vibe. I usually smoke and make sure I get my head right before I get in there and dial in.

8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for this year? I have a What’s Poppin freestyle I’ll be dropping soon as well as my debut project “Taste Test to drop later this year and my first music video.

9. What keeps you motivated and on path towards your goals for music?I have a need to create. My goals for music are ultimately just to tour and spread my music to whoever wants to hear it.

10. What impact do you want to have on the world? I just want to inspire other people to create and hopefully my music can do that.

11. What's your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?So far my best experience has been with my boy Davo. He’s a dope ass engineer and I been goin to him for all my work lately.

12. Who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?I’ve made it myself so far but I’m looking for someone else moving forward.

13. Who makes most of your beats or production? I find most of my beats on BeatStars. I have one local guy I’ve gotten a beat from but other than that I just pick and choose.

14. What can we expect next from you in 2022?A lot. I’m hoping to have multiple music videos and a new project out this year and I’ll be performing my second show of the year on March 6th at Blank Space in St. Louis, MO. More shows to come later this year as well.

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

You can find me on Twitter, IG, and Tik Tok @thethanman1

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