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Swim Ming - Interview

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

My stage name is Swim Ming, but I also go by Swim, Ming or Mr. Ming.

2. What made you start making music?

My dad made music when I was growing up and eventually pushed us to give it a try. After my twin brother made his first track I became inspired to start creating music & content in high school.

3. Who are your influences in rap?

I grew up listening to Eminem, 50 cent, The Game & Kanye West etc.

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

It inspires me to see so many upcoming artists. Seeing all of the various styles of rap / hip hop makes me feel certain that I can make it big.

5. As an artist who has to compete with thousands of others for streams/plays, what makes your music worth people clicking on?

I try my hardest to be different, unique AND the same (mainstream) all in one. I want people to be singing word for word so I try hard to put some great punch lines and a good hook every time while being a bit more philosophical than others.

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

I would thank my grandmother for having faith in everything i do.

7. What is your process for recording music ?

I usually sip some coffee, tea or an energy drink and write really fast. Usually within 20 minutes I have a song written out because I’m pretty impatient due to my ADHD. But within an hour or two at the most I often have a song recorded and near finished.

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

I will have a lot of EPs and music videos dropping this year. Also, I am spending some good money on a couple pretty big features soon.

9. What keeps you motivated and on path towards your goals for music?

My family struggles everyday financially & emotionally. We come from a low income but hard working family. Health issues / mental illness are very common throughout my family. I just want to be able to provide the help and stability we need to survive and thrive as a family.

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

I want to make the world feel like anything is possible. And that a peaceful & unified world is not impossible.

11. What's your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?

At the moment I don’t really have a favorites collaboration. I haven’t necessarily gotten many opportunities like this, let alone one that impacted my emotions or my career in any major way.

12. Who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?

I usually make my own cover art.

13. Who makes most of your beats or production?

A lot of my beats are FREE FOR PROFIT beats that I rip off of YouTube.

14. What can we expect next from you in 2022?

For me to make my own lane and get a base following I think people will finally recognize me as an artist this year and by next year I’ll have my foot in the underground and making a little money off this shit.

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

Instagram: @mr.mingofficial

Twitter: @lotusdrip

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