Today, we sat down with our artist Melo Beats for an interview. Here is what he had to say:
1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?
My hometown doesn’t have much to do with the type of musician that I am. My hometown wasn’t always bad, but it got worse over time. It’s hard to find artists in the city that aren’t talking about killing one another, and that’s where I differ.
2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?
If I had to choose any artist that had an influence on me it would be Kendrick Lamar. A lot of his music I feel in my soul. The energy that gives on the mic, recording or in the studio gives me chills every time.
3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?
If I won the lottery tomorrow the first thing I would buy is a vehicle. It would more than likely be my dream car.
4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?
Well, my best advice would for them is if you don’t work you don’t eat, and if you don’t grind then you don’t shine. A guy from school would say that after every meeting in the gymnasium after every speech.
5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?
My songwriting tips would be just be yourself. Everyone has a fan, so don’t worry about if or who will like it. God will definitely start sending people your way. And my recoding tips would be always have a bottle of water, rap your music as if you were speaking to someone, and you wanted them to be interested.
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?
One of my family members don’t think I can become a rapper, most of my so called friends don’t pay it any attention or share it. Some of my family members like it, and they think I can make it to the MLG.
7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?
If I could open up for an artist it would be Travis Scott. I think that it work definitely be a cool experience, and he’s also one of my favorite artists in the game.
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 any artist that not alive, I would have to have a sit down with Michael Jackson. He’s the king of pop, I bet he could tell me hundreds of stories, and I know he’s not as bad as people framed him to be.
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?
The thing I enjoy the most is having the owner like my music, and do his best to support. He doesn’t leave his artists hanging high and dry, he always has new updates to get us to the next level in our careers. My advise would be if Ryan likes your music, you have a chance.
10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?
In ten years I see my music going very far. On billboards, video games, advertisements, openings, and much more.