Today, we sat down with our artist Fynale for an interview. Here is what he had to say:
1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?
Born in Houston, but I grew up in Kingsville, TX. My hometown was small so that mean’t that there weren’t many, if any, places to record or get beats or learn my craft. That also mean’t I had to learn and do a lot on my own as far as teaching myself to record and produce.
2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?
My biggest influence would be Tupac Shakur. He was so diverse in creativity, being a rapper, an actor, an activist. He had a passion for his music and a message to get out. It wasn’t just about making something catchy. His music meant something and it still does to this day.
3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?
If I won the lottery, first thing I would do is pay my tithes, pay off my debt and buy a house. I would then buy a couple features from artists I’d like to work with.
4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?
My advice would be to stay moving. Always do something involving your craft every day. If that means just writing 2 bars a day then so be it. Don’t let yourself wake up from your dreams.
5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?
The main thing I look for as an artist and a fan is delivery. It seems like its overlooked these days but a smooth delivery will make a big difference.
6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?
My family and friends love the fact that I do music because it’s a side of me they had never really seen. When I’m not behind a mic I’m actually shy in person so this helps them get a better sense of who I am.
7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?
If I could open for someone out right now, it would be Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole or Big K.R.I.T. They represent the kind of music I follow, enjoy, and make.
8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?
If I could have dinner with a past artist it would be 2Pac. He’s my #1 on my list of greats and he just has a passion and energy and wisdom I think would really inspire me.
9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?
Best thing I’ve enjoyed about LiquidSound Records is the actual work they put in for their artists. I would have never even thought about looking into half the stuff they have introduced me to on my own. My advice would be that this is a great resource of knowledge and experience in this music business to have for interested artists.
10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?
I’m 33 now, so I’m not to sure about live performances and shows 10 years from now. But I plan on being known for my music and having a great revenue stream from my music online because of that.