Today, we sat down with our artist Young Grav for an interview. Here is what he had to say:
1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?
Baltimore is a crazy place my city definitely has a part in how i turned out not only as a artist but it taught me a lot at a early age being on the streets u see a lot of violence and crime and u can definitely tell in my music how that has played a roll in my life now i just try to stay on my grind. And avoid the streets cuz its no place for anyone to be successful.
2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?
I would have to say someone that was very big in my own city the late “Lor Scoota” was a big inspiration when i was coming up before i was in the studio. He helped the city out in so many ways and he was so close to being a star before he passed. He turned down several deals with major labels And i watched him come up from his first mixtape so that just really made me believe anyone can make it in the rap game if u got barz and know what u doing. Rest in peace upnext.
3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?
If i won the lottery tomorrow i would move and get myself right but mainly i would try to build the biggest music empire anyone ever could i would make music all day because thats what i love to do.
4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?
My advice to artist like me is just to have confidence always stay active with making music and being on social media and most important is to always invest into your craft Nobody will take u serious as a artist until you take yourself serious and make yourself as legit as possible.
5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?
I don’t really have any techniques when it comes to making songs i just put on beats and if i can vibe to them i see what melody i come up with to it . But if i had to say one thing for advise its to learn about song structure and always practice.
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?
Nobody was really to supportive mainly because the music style but after everyone started seeing a few thousand views here and there and me taking it seriously and treating myself like a business. Then i got more respect and approval once people realize its a lot harder to be an artist than just making songs.
7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?
Nba Youngboy because he’s the g.o.a.t of this generation he’s always dropping hits he got on top and he never fell off thats how i wanna be myself.
8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?
xxxtentacion because he was so intelligent and such a interesting person he made himself relevant at a very young age and was an extremely versatile artist able to produce great music in several genres Another big inspiration to me rest in peace X.
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?
My most enjoyable thing about being with LiquidSound is that i have someone to go to whenever i need help or have any questions about ways to progress myself as an artist i always get all my question answered with a very fast and informative response Advice to artist wanting to join id say u should seriously consider I’ve dealt with several management programs and none of them have help as much as LiquidSound Records.
10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?
I honesty wish to reach G .O.A .T status in 10 years I want to be looked at as a Eminem . p diddy . gucci mane . snoop dog kind of a OG in the rap game i wanna have artist’s on my own label and be focused on business and steady making hits.