Will G - Interview
1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?William Gallios a.k.a. Will G I’m from Las Vegas, Nevada (USA)
2. What made you start making music?The thought of knowing I could create a song that sounded just as good as what I was listening to, is what made me start making music. I always thought about how cool it would be if I had made a really good song. Seeing more people enjoy my music and hearing it getting better, is what keeps me motivated.
3. Who are your influences in rap?When it comes to hip hop and music production, my biggest influences would have be 9th wonder, The Alchemist, MF Grimm, and Murda Beatz. When it comes to rappers however, I would definitely have to say Don Trip, Starlito, Lil Wayne, and Kevin gates as being my biggest influences.
4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now? I really can only speak on the scene here in Las Vegas, and since COVID-19, the scene here seems to be not as active as it once was. After the Pandemic, it feels like anyone who is making content is making it just for TikTok. A lot of the artists I used to work with have basically moved on to something more fulfilling in their lives (which is not a bad thing).
5. As an artist who has to compete with thousands of others for streams/plays, what makes your music worth people clicking on?I think my fresh take in my genre is what I hope will earn my tracks a spot on your playlist. I am here to produce good quality, original music that I hope sticks with my fans for years to come. 6. You have 1 person to thank, who would it be?It’s not really so much one person, but the people I could thank the most right now is my family. They are the ones that have supported me through everything, even before I started making music. Without that one support however, I would not be where I am today with my music.
7. What is your process for recording music ? For me it all starts with the sample; trying to find that one sound that makes me think “YaaassS!”. After finding a sound that sets the tone and pace for the song, it just comes down to building out the track from there. Adding in my kicks, snares, hats, and rolls/build up’s etc.
8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for this year? As far as upcoming projects this year, I’m hoping to release an album working with a rapper or singer. I do have a few singles lined up that will be releasing over the next few months.
9. What keeps you motivated and on path towards your goals for music?What really keeps me motivated is just hearing music that I think is great that I have made. I feel like I am my biggest fan sometimes. As I continue to make music, I really enjoy looking back on my previous tracks, learning from them, and understanding how to make future releases sound even better.
10. What impact do you want to have on the world? I want to be just known for my music. I want my music to have an impact on the world and my fans. I just hope that one day, just reading my name on it, you’ll know it’s something worth listening to.
11. What's your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?The best collaboration I have had with another artist is with a rapper I used to work with, Jmowgli. He was a smooth rapper, with a great cadence and Kanye-esque sounding voice. We started making tracks back in 2013 or so, and he was a really good rapper. We both sort of took a hiatus from making music for a bit, but hopefully he and I can work together again someday.
12. Who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?I do all my own photography, and create all of my own marketing material. I worked in the IT Industry for over 15 years. During my time as a Software Engineer & IT Manager, I worked alongside several marketing and design teams which gave me a good understanding of how to create marketing material and run ad campaigns.
13. Who makes most of your beats or production? As a producer, I do make all of my own music. I currently utilize Propellerhead’s Reason for my digital Audio Workstation. Within Reason I do all my mixing, and sequencing. For sampling, and drums I use a Native Instruments Maschine MK 3. The Maschine MK 3 allows me to easily time stretch and slice samples to create new bars to import into Reason.
14. What can we expect next from you in 2022?Definitely expect more music. I am working on releasing my second mixtape within the next few months, or if things go well, a debut album. 15. Link the fans to your Twitter & Instagram @ Below so they can follow you! Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0uacGeHvNB79Nvs4V1Z96c?si=adC3_HSFRhe00R3_0UoDRg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willgbeats Twitter: @wgallios TikTok: @williamgallios Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/williamgallios https://hyperfollow.com/williamgallios