Today, we sat down with our artist K-Note ThaGod for an interview. Here is what he had to say:
1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?
Really, my hometown is not very supportive of local music. All other artists do here is tear each other down. I feel like if we would all work together, someone may actually make it out and make it big. But even with all the negativity, it really just makes me want to go harder.
2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?
I’ve got a wide variety of music tastes. But if I had to single out an artist or band, I’d have to say Hopsin in hip hop. That’s when I started making my own beats etc, and Lorna Shore as a band, due to their wide vocal ranges, melodies, etc.
3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?
If I won the lottery, I would invest in a business. Probably a restaurant. Because when everything else starts to fall off, people will always have to eat.
4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?
The best advice I could give for fellow musicians, is to keep at it. No matter how bad things get, keep working and mastering your craft. Once you decide to quit or slow down, there is always going to be another artist ready to step in and fulfill your place.
5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?
When I write songs, I always sit down with a dictionary, and thesaurus, I like to know the meaning of every word I’m trying to use. And you can find words that fit better than the one you were originally trying to use. But that’s about it.
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 are supportive to an extent. But when it comes to ACTUALLY supporting, buying merchandise, tickets, etc. It’s like tryna pull teeth.
7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?
I’ve opened for a lot of famous artists already, Montana of 300, Boondocks, ICP, Twisted, Twisted Insane, LSP, Jarren Benton, Jellyroll, I could go on and on. But one I would like to open for, that I haven’t, I’d probably have to say Millyz or Hopsin.
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 one musician who is no longer alive, it would be a toss up between Bob Marley and Kurt Cobain. Both of them influenced me heavily in my younger days and teenage years. I still bump their music constantly.
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?
In my time with LSR, what I have enjoyed the most about the whole experience, is the professionalism, and the consistency in content and communication.
10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?
It’s hard to say where I see my music career in 10 years, I try not to worry too much about the future, and to just focus on the present. I’ve already hit many milestones, so I guess it’s time to make some more.