Saint Zara - Interview
1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?
My rap name is Saint Zara i’m from Hormigüeros Puerto Rico.
2. What made you start making music?
What made me start doing music was a sense of belonging i’ve always loved music it’s been a part of me at a young age i looked up to rappers like Eminem, Drake, Tupac. During my college years i felt like i could share my life and things i’ve gone thru with my music at the same time i felt i needed an outlet to vent and just unwind music is my therapy to be honest.
3. Who are your influences in rap?
my influences in rap are the alternative underground scene I'm highly inspired by artists such as Lil Peep, Brennan Savage, Cold Hart, Drippin So Pretty, Suazo The Ghost, whokilledzero amongst others.
4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now?
My take on the underground rap scene right now is that it’s at it’s peak i feel the underground is reaching unprecedented levels of traction people are starting to notice the lowkey artists who work twice as hard as mainstream artists, I also feel it’s more flexible and open for newcomers to try out their sound and experiment with different vibes. There’s more subgenres to rap now especially in the underground.
5. What are your goals for the new year regarding music?
My goals for the next year regarding music are to go harder than ever put in double the effort, upgrade my music recording equipment so i can better my sound and just keep on experimenting growing cause in this music thing you always gotta be willing to learn more and grow.
6. You have 1 person to thank, who would it be?
Gotta thank my Homie and bro Suazo The Ghost look him up on soundcloud cause of this dude i’m doing what i’m doing we’d link up on campus and just wild out on go crazy on music ideas he’s been a huge inspiration and it’s cause of him i ain’t quit on this dream.
7. What is your process for recording music ?
My process for recording is pretty DIY i have my whole equipment set up in my room my laptop, USB Mic, pop filter, headset and my FL studio i’m not so tech savvy on the software so i just prep the beat and start laying down my vocals without any effect till i feel it sounds just right, sometimes i’m working on a song for hours doing multiple takes and retakes but that’s pretty much how i make it happen also i only record when it’s nighttime kinda get in my music vibes when the suns down.
8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for this year?
I’m about to drop a new single this Friday called Not Shit and i’m also working on a 11 song Album which i kinda wanted to keep the title a surprise but it’s called “Hellspawn” and i just wrapped up a 5 song EP which i’m not name dropping yet hahaha
9. What have you been doing music wise while in COVID times?
Music wise i’ve been on my grind just steady working new projects new concepts, gotta say covid has really brought in me a insane work ethic that i wasn’t used to it’s been a surprise but a hell of a ride.
10. What impact do you want to have on the world?
I wanna inspire people to chase they dreams no matter if people don’t believe in it chase them always 100% stay true to yourselves and just know you ain’t alone out here i feel like most of the time we get caught up in small things in life we overthink life too much i just want people to know the pain they feel at times they ain’t alone in it, so i just wanna give hope and inspire let those who feel are unheard and alone that they are seen the world sees you and it knows your doing your best so keep on going.
11. What's your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?
i’ve had an amazing experience working with my bro’s Suazo an Zero they go hard and in this music thing they’ve been straight with me always given me a hand and guided me on what’s the best move, if y’all don’t know about whokilledzero look him up on soundcloud and spotify bros from Portugal we linked thru the gram and we’ve been long time friends and collaborators since then.
12. Who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?
my cover arts are made by various visual and graphic artists, gotta give most props to a special person i hold dear in my heart cosa no identificada she has a IG art page, and brosky Raul Suazo who’s been a huge help with most of my cover art his IG art page is cri.lip look him up he fire.
13. Who makes most of your beats or production?
most of my beats and production is either Suazo The Ghost or whokilledzero also work with a friend of mine Frevel he really killing it with the alternative trap beats he my slime and i can’t forget about Thislandis i’ve used a couple of his free beats for my songs and his vibe is just top notch
14. What can we expect next from you ?
Y'all can expect a lot of work from me new projects in the way hopefully more visuals for my songs and just straight heat none stop i’m on my grind trynna get in my bag.
15. Link the fans your Twitter & Instagram @ Below so they can follow you!
My instagram is @_saintzara my soundcloud is @Saint Zara and my twitter is @saintzara_