Kel$ZOE: Interview With Small World LA

Kel$ZOE: Interview With Small World LA

  1. What inspired you to pursue a career in music, and when did you first realize you wanted to be a musician? Answer: I got inspired to pursue music since I was a little kid, and I dedicated myself to music when I was about 14 or 15.

  2. What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced as an emerging artist, and how have you overcome them? Answer: Some of the biggest challenges would have to be getting a fan base & performing simply because of stage fright. As for the fan base, I just stopped stressing about it, and for stage fright, I'm pushing myself now to get on stage.

  3. Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and how have they shaped your sound and style? Answer: My biggest influencers in music would have to be J. Cole, Aaron May, Rucci, RJ, & Zoe Osana. They didn't shape anything in my style or music, but their come-ups always inspire me to keep going.

  4. How do you approach the songwriting process, and where do you draw inspiration from for your lyrics and melodies? Answer: Songwriting process is always different for me. Sometimes the lyrics just come out on their own within minutes. I usually just throw on a beat, and if something starts flowing out, then I roll with it.

  5. What can listeners expect from your upcoming album or project, and how does it differ from your previous work? Answer: Listeners can expect that I have been getting better over the years, and I plan on making a couple of music videos for some of my songs and working with more producers for better quality.

  6. How has your background or life experiences influenced your music and artistic vision? Answer: I didn't have the best life growing up. I was the troubled one in the family, the black sheep. I believe all that pain is what pushed me more into music, I'm able to release everything.

  7. Can you talk about a particularly memorable or inspiring performance you've had, and what made it special? Answer: I've never performed on stage, but in middle school, a group of people would stand around to listen to me rap. It was dope, thinking about that always makes me confident enough to know that I will be able to perform on a stage.

  8. What do you hope listeners take away from your music, and what message do you want to convey through your art? Answer: All I want to convey through my art is that life is tough man but there's no reason to stop. I tell my stories through my music, hoping that I might be able to reach someone that's going through the same things and let them know that no matter what you go through things do somehow get better.

  9. How has the music industry changed since you first started, and how have you adapted to those changes as an artist? Answer: When I started writing, I was influenced by underground rappers around my time like "Phora" & "Devour". Now, I think music is mainly about killing, gang banging, & selling drugs. I guess it's just about having a strong mindset.

  10. What advice would you give to other emerging artists who are just starting out in the industry? Answer: Ride your own wave, don't care about what people think because there are people all around the world that will support you even when the people closest to you won't. That's the best part about putting your music out; you never really know who it's reaching.

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