Ulttra - INTERVIEW
1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?
Well my rap name is my real name Ulttra. I am from Silver Spring, MD
2. What made you start making music?
I’ve always been in love with music but it was actually a fake beef that really made me start making music. Where I live there is just a collection of apartment complexes and some friends and I from the other neighborhood competed against them in almost everything basketball, video games anything, you name it. One day some friends from my complex and I were chilling at the crib and we made a diss track against our friends in the other complex and from there on I’ve been rapping ever since.
3. Who are your influences?
A lot of people for real to name a few Wifigawd, Black Kray, Playboi Carti, Kanye West, Pharrell, A$AP Ant, Lil Yawh, Lil JoJo, Lil Jay, and Lil Xelly.
4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now?
I think It’s beautiful for real because there’s sounds for everyone.
5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music?
Just continue to put out music and get my name out there and definitely get people on my campus to fuck with my music.
6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be?
There are so many people but it would definitely be my Mother.
7. What is your process for recording music ?
Lights off, TV on with no sound just subtitles playing a movie it’s always a classic, and my MacBook and mic with headphones just surfing beats. Honestly if I can rap one bar on the beat I can instantly make a song.
8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for?
November 15th I’m dropping my next tape Awkward Flexer.
9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper?
My favorite part is hearing my own music because it’s what I want to hear.
10. What impact do you want to have on the world?
I just wanna show people you can use your platform to help those in need no matter what you are Rapper, Athlete, or anything.
11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying?
At first it was just a hobby but ever since I copped this Macbook I’ve been going harder than before. I still want to be in school while on my music shit too a lot of my friends think im crazy but I really want this degree because I owe it to my Mom and Dad.
12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why?
Playboi Carti always gonna be my favorite but Rewind Raps is Definitely my fav as of now just because of his sound and his grind.
13. what does the music you create make you feel?
My music makes me feel fly as hell i just be feeling like the flyest mf ever.
14. why is music so important and dear to your heart ?
Music is important and dear to me because it gets me through everything if i'm trying to crunch out an assignment I throw on some music then boom done, or if I’m working out throw on that playlist. Music is just so powerful it feels so good to make something you thought about and hear the sounds you created.
15. Taking this as a passion what works best with you for endeavors you may face (regarding to music)?
Just stay leveled and get to where I need to be in order to do the things I’ve always wanted to do in life.
16. whats your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?
My best collaboration experience has to be with Lil Yawh. He’s someone that i've actually went from listening to and then actually working with. He was also my first big feature on my Dorm Muzik project a project I literally made in my dorm.
17. who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?
I’ve created some of my covers but those I reach out to are
18. who makes most of your beats or production?
Various YouTube producers but I recently started working with a 15 year old from Atlanta he produced and engineered my latest song “Kareem Campbell” you can find him on IG @yourockinwiththeonly. On top of that I started working with a friend on campus you can find him on YouTube @Zuri Beats. I also can’t forget about my guy Bleeesh he’s a russian producer you can find him on IG @bleeesh_ I rock with his sound heavy. My bro Emacz too he’s like a dual threat for real he can do it all produce and rap find him on IG @onlyoneemacz
19. who is one artist you wish to work on music with and why?
Playboi Carti because he’s just that dude for real and he’s one of my top 5’s.
20. who is one producer you wish to work with and why?
Icytwat for sure. I could easily cop a beat off him but I actually want to sit down with him and work.
21. do you have any upcoming shows in the next couple months ?
No shows yet I was going to have one in the first week of november but for my best interest I pulled out to gain more of a following.
22. for people who haven't heard of you what sets you apart from other artists?
I don’t rap about guns and my references to various movies and public figures will for sure get people nostalgic or curious. I also make my own visuals to all my songs, I usually use famous movies, video game intros ,NBA highlights, and some skate clips from some of my favorite skate videos.
23. at the end of the day what does music mean to you?
Music means a lot it has gotten me through so much and soon it’ll take me places I’ve never been.
24. Any live shows or projects you got coming up?Hopefully I start doing shows next year. January 17th I’m dropping my EP The Life Of Ulttra since 2017 I always put out a project on my birthday.
25. Where can the people that checked out this interview find you? Twitter- @UlttraLordddInstagram- @ulttralorddSoundCloud- @MyNameIsUlttra