SMBK Subzero - Interview
1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?My name is SMBK Subzero and I come from San Marcos, Tx.
2. What made you start making music?My dad was actually in a rap group Before I was born. Every day we would listen to different music and I wrote my first song when I was 9. Didn’t record my first song until I was a freshman in college. Music is my life.
3. Who are your influences?Andre 3K, Donald Glover, Ab-Soul, Chance and Johnny Hartman.
4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now? The underground is fun to be apart of. You really get your true hip hop fans from the underground. It’s where a lot of these artists start. Not everybody can be a one hit wonder. It takes tome and dedication.
5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music? I want to put out as many singles as I can. Additionally I want to build a bigger fan base. I want as many people to hear my music as possible.
6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be?My friend FUZE. He’s the one who got me into actually recording music. I wouldn’t be here without him.
7. What is your process for recording music ? I usually listen to the beat for an hour before I write. Most of it comes within 30 minutes hook and all. Then I will sit down at my computer and lay down the track.
8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for? My song VIbe Check comes out April 24th be on the look out!
9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper? Going onto Spotify and being able to listen to every song I’ve created. Also telling people I’m on all streaming platforms. They usually don’t believe it until I show them.
10. What impact do you want to have on the world? I just want to make music that people will enjoy. The world without music is dull and I just want to do my part to make sure that never happens.
11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying? Hopefully one day I can do this 24/7. I love music and I want people to hear my sound.
12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why? Definitely Donald Glover. He’s recent change from Childish Gambino to his now more melodic creative style has been amazing to watch.
13. what does the music you create make you feel?When I create music it makes me feel at peace. I know I am doing exactly what I was put on this earth to do.
14. why is music so important and dear to your heart ?As my band teacher said, “Music is life.” Without music humanity would be joyless. I personally need music to live and I can’t go without it.
15. Taking this as a passion what works best with you for endeavors you may face (regarding to music)
16. whats your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer? Andrew Kelly. I met him through twitter and he’s one of the coldest rappers I’ve ever worked with. We have a few songs in the vault right now.
17. who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?Andrew jelly has done most of my cover art but now I’m transitioning into making my own. I’ve gotten pretty good at it.
18. who makes most of your beats or production? I usually just browse the internet for beats and if I like them I buy them. But lately SVGAR BEATS has the most production credits on my catalog.
19. who is one artist you wish to work on music with and why?Donald Glover. I need to Take singing lessons from home.
20. who is one producer you wish to work with and why?Ludwig Goransson. If you have heard redbone you’ll understand.
21 do you have any upcoming shows in the next couple months ?Not at all. I’m going to try to do one in the fall though.
22 for people who havent heard of you what sets you apart from other artists?I put everything into my work. I’m not trying to be a one hit wonder. I eventually want longevity and I don’t care how long it takes.
23 at the end of the day what does music mean to you ? Music is everything. I honestly don’t know where I’d be without it.
24. Any live shows or projects you got coming up? Not at the moment. I’m still producing my own tracks so it’s going to take a little bit. I do have an EP out called FRIEND ZONE. 25. Where can the people that checked out this interview find you? Any streaming platform you please and I’m there. SMBK SUBZERO. If you really want to know my style check out my songs Heroes and Love.