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Snowman G - Interview

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

SnowmanG or Snowman - from a lot of different places but I have lived in Orlando Florida for the majority of my life. West side!

2. What made you start making music?

 I made music to start escaping demons. I found myself at a low point in my life and writing music was the only thing I could do to keep my head clear through chaos. I didn’t start recording until April of this year however. 

3. Who are your influences?

Influences...definitely J Cole and Isaiah Rashad...Tory Lanez, K Dot of course. I wanted to learn the art of story telling with my music, these were some of the best to do it. 

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

 Right now I feel the underground music scene is filled with too many conservative yes men...what I mean by that is that too many people look for the next persons calculated response when it comes to new underground sounds instead of just responding with how they truly feel. It makes a lot of music sound repetitive and copycat at times.

5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music? 

My biggest goal 2019 was to get my feet wet with music, after making a deliberate choice to pursue it , but still being in the early stages. I wanted to perform for a packed audience, which I’ve had the opportunity to do. I wanted to drop a full body of work, which I was able to do. And getting distribution was big as well. Last goal of year is to shoot a music video!!

6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be? 

My grandmother...lady saved me off drugs @ rock bottom off the streets...lady is my saving grace enough said. Close 2nd my son. 

7. What is your process for recording music ? 

 First I have to feel the beat. Back to the yes men comment, I feel like most will just take any beat they feel they want listeners to hear and force their style and vocals onto the beat; I feel it’s better to truly feel the vibe of a beat, and see if your personal style fits it. I hum out the melody and tempo and then after I’m able to quickly write songs , within 5-10 mins. Most are in awe of how quick I both write and record. My recording process consists of 1-2 takes and then obviously vocal mixing afterwards plus mastering. I do much of this process before I ever step in the booth honestly. It’s all about coming prepared, and finding your musical niche!

8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for? 

Yes I have my first project on iTunes it’s currently unnamed and will drop start of next year and I have my last non profit (SoundCloud) project I’m dropping before the year ends called “Save for Later”. Both are insane.

9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper? 

 The connection I can make with people without even really knowing them or meeting them. I’ve always wanted to be a voice for the small guy, the one that society threw to the side. I’ve been fighting this battle that I wasn’t meant to win from the start and I want to inspire others to take control of their own destiny. 

10. What impact do you want to have on the world? 

 I definitely want my music and my vision to have an impact. I feel like there’s just not enough real ones in the current music game to outweigh all the bullshit you see in today’s media. More authentic artists and role models are needed. 

11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying? 

TBH, I spend more time in the booth than anyone I’ve ever met. 2-3 sessions a week from 10-1. And I know there’s people that go even more. I’m honestly trying to get the in home studio done because that way I can freely record as my spirit sees fit. 

12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why? 

My favorite artist in the game right now (other than me) would have to be Tory lanez. Truly a master of every craft, and he makes hits on whatever he touches. I always use him as the template for my music. Not really his style, but his grind and also his diversity. 

13. what does the music you create make you feel?

A range of emotions. First I want it to get you up . I want you to want to move to the shit I make , whether it be aggressively or just dancing in the club or playing it in the car, I want energy from my stuff. And I feel like for the most part my music demands energy. 

14. why is music so important and dear to your heart ?

Music is the only language I’ve heard where two people who absolutely would never connect can actually join together on a common ground. It’s the only way other than anger that I’ve ever been able to express myself and what I’ve been through. So I think it kinda flows through me just as important as the blood in my veins.

15. Taking this as a passion what works best with you for endeavors you may face (regarding to music)? 

You always hit little bumps along the way, but like every thing any one who’s ever succeeded tells you is that giving up is the reason you won’t make it not because you’re not good enough. There’s been plenty times where I’ve dropped a song and it got little response, or performed for a dead crowd, but it’s all about sorting through that and fighting to show the world you deserve a place. I don’t think shit happens on accident...

16. whats your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?

 I collaborate with few people, as a fairly new Artist still finding what genre I like most. My producer KC is like my family. She keeps me grounded in session and is always honest on if a new sound fits me or doesn’t. It’s important to have people like this around you at all times.

17. who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?

I’ve  either made my own or had a close artist friend do my mixtape (piece of mind). I’m always networking with new artists and love exploring new content though. 

18. who makes most of your beats or production? 

 Varies..I got my lil bro Nerd1k who makes all of my trap beats. My other work is done primarily by Origami Beats a producer from LA (GOAT) and Kiyoto, a producer from Seoul in Asia. My engineer KC does some of my beats as well. But I always dabble with dope producers who aren’t full of themselves and work on a budget, gotta keep your mind open.

19. who is one artist you wish to work on music with and why?

probably Drake. Every artist drake touches they reach a level of super stardom afterwards. He’s fuckin Midas, fam. 

20. who is one producer you wish to work with and why?

CashMoneyAP! My dawg is lit 

21 do you have any upcoming shows in the next couple months ?

A show November 2nd and another show Early December. All local. I’d love to go to another city though...

22 for people who havent heard of you what sets you apart from other artists?

I mean it’s self explanatory in my music. My music is an unconventional flow that blends a colorful vocabulary with flexible melodies. The closest thing I can tell you of who is in my lane and who people say I am most like is probably Drake with a little more street in him. No exaggeration. You’d have to listen to find out though ha

23 at the end of the day what does music mean to you ?

Music is and always was my savior. I’ve never been good at much in life, other than being a father, and I always felt like I had no place in the world. With music, I have discovered my purpose and understand why I have always been set apart from others. My music is Going to change the landscape of music as it stands right now, I really believe that. 

24. Any live shows or projects you got coming up? 

See the above dates and DM me for tickets
I got more details on any events I get invited too last notice on my instagram page

25. Where can the people that checked out this interview find you? 

@407snowman on Instagram @snowmangeee- twitter Snowmangabe15 - snapchat
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