Q & A With Rapper Fifty-9
In today's society, music is one of the biggest influences on everyone of all ages. Musicians control, what the the world would call "the wave". The wave is considered the trend or the way of life. In a sense, music controls the world. Today, everyone wants to be a singer or a rapper. However, it is a rare commodity that these "artists" carry any talent or authenticity. A lot of the artists now just need a nice beat and a catchy hook. Last we checked, rap stood for rhythm and poetry...R&B means rhythm & blues. 95% of the mainstream singers and rappers have no quality. At this day and age, music has absolutely no meaning whatsoever. The art is gone. Before even beginning to admire an artist, you should always go digging into their mentality. With that being said, we have interviewed some great or decent upcoming artists. One of them being Florida's upcoming artist Fifty-9. We came across some of his music and took interest in asking him some questions. Here's how it went:
Q: What age did you start rapping?
A: I start rapping at 9 years old.
Q: Growing up, who were your top 3 music influences?
A: E-40, Tupac, Master-P
Q: What, if any, label would are you looking to sign with?
A: MMG. But, I want my own empire. I wanna be self made.
Q: If signed, are you willing to change up your style of rapping to accommodate commercial music?
A: It all depends. But, I'm content with who I am. Not really looking to change up for money.
Q: What are some of the hardest things to accomplish as an upcoming artist?
A: 1. Getting people to interact with your music. It's a lot of people making good music around the world so it take a lot to stand out.
2. Setting your own image. Having something about yourself that people think is unique that nobody else have.
3. Dedication. There's gonna be a lot of people that dislike your music but keep pushing, everybody won't like it.
Q: What are your goals for the remainder of 2017?
A: Grind. Stay focused. Keep putting out dope music.
Q: Are you working on any new projects? Whats next for you?
A: I have an E.P. Coming out soon entitled 'Ambitious Threat: The Package'. Its three songs, a preview, until my album drops. My album drops this year and will be titled 'Taught By A O.G. 3'.
Q: A lot of artists don't speak up about the racial issues in America. What are your views on the racial issues? Black people specifically. Do you think Trump is doing anything to change this?
A: Personally I try to stay out of it. The world was crazy before Trump. I disagree with Trump being the president but it is what it is. I love all races. That's just me.
Q: There's a saying, "you live and you learn". What are some of the biggest mistakes you've made on your journey?
A: Taking things for granted at times. One day you can be up, and the next day it can all be over. Stay humble.
Q: Do you have any advice for the youth? Younger aspiring artists?
A: Stay focused and don't let anybody tell you what you can't be. Be your number one fan. Can't nobody rep for you like you can, Forreal.
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