Not Just Teeny Bop Musicâ¦ “I don’t really just want to have a certain age group only listening to me. I wanna have music that grownups can listen to and music that kids can listen to, too. And with telling a story, I wanna tell you the beginning, middle and end and complete the whole story. Something that everybody can feel. And I feel like “Girlfriend Ringtone” is a great first look.”
Game Changerâ¦ ” After I uploaded the [YouTube] video and I got a lot of positive feedback from family and friends, I was like, “Well, maybe I can sing.” (laughs) Once [record executive Kevin Wales] hit me on the YouTube account and told me that he really wanted to fly me out to Atlanta, I thought that I could really do this. And since then, I’ve been pushing hard.”
Unlike the Usual Suspectsâ¦ “I feel like the comparisons are going to come because when people don’t know you, they’re quick to say, “He’s the nextâ¦” So until you create your own name and your own sound that won’t change. I just want to make great music. I feel like a bunch of great artist before me like Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder kept a tradition going by making great music. I feel like I want to keep that tradition going. Hopefully, people can learn from stuff that I do and in return make great music as well.
Future Game Planâ¦ “Yeah, the album will be out next year. Really what I have coming up next is my second single, “Hey Lil Mama.” We’ll be shooting the video for that very soon. Also, I have a package coming out soon on iTunes called, “The Girlfriend Package” and it’s going to feature the video, “Hey Lil Mama”, a poster and some other fun stuff like songs and videos. And then just getting ready for some more promo of “Girlfriend Ringtone” and getting back on tour.”
Headphone Checkâ¦ “Trey is really doing his thing right now and Ne-Yo. I’m a big fan of those two guys. And as far as rap is concerned Wayne, Drake and I’m also a fan of Nicki Minaj.”
When You Hear Meâ¦ “I just want them to have something positive to say and feel good when they hear my songs.”
—— By: Interview By Mattie James
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