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 1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?

My new song Rendezvous was created around 4 months ago with my boy Will Ryte. As soon as we got the beat from Dilly we knew it was a thumper for sure. The whole song itself came together within a 12-hour span between being mixed and recorded. We both collectively wanted to build a song with both of our styles incorporated into it, Will coming from a more rough and grimey background and myself with the lover boy vibes it meshed proper.


2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?

Ever since I was a kid I had a love for music and it never started with hip hop. Initially, I was interested in classic rock and punk pop. Once I started making my own music I mixed my love for both of those genres and fused that with hip hop with my own twist. If I could describe my music I’d say energetic but with real emotions and real stories.


3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?


I while ago before the pandemic, I was performing shows a lot and had the opportunity to be an opener for Obie Trice in Guelph. That show changed my outlook on music and made me want to pursue it forever. The feeling of having a crowd of random strangers willing to rap your songs back to you is unmatchable, definitely a milestone in my career.


4.How do you balance your music with other obligations — family, friends or work?


I think this is one of the hardest parts for an upcoming artist being able to balance life with wanting to dedicate 110% of your time to music it’s almost impossible while trying to pay bills and keep a normal life. There have been days where I’ve wanted to give up and walk away and just work my day job. There are some days where I’m upset and not happy with where I am in my music career but at the end of the day, I remember that I make music for myself, not a specific group of people and it’s therapeutic for me it shouldn’t be stressing you out it should relieve stress.


5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

If I could give any advice to aspiring artists I would definitely invest in yourself before saying you can’t or it’s not worth it. Before anything happened in my music career I had to invest in myself I had to spend my money to move forward. You might not make money right away but I look at it like this; if you were to spend $1000 on a car it lasts maybe a year or 2, If you spend $10k to $15k on a car it’s lasting at least 5 years. Artists that invested money into their music have plaques on their walls after years. Invest in yourself to propel yourself.


6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?


I’d say to stay optimistic and manifest anything you aspire to do or be. I have a lot of music coming and it’s a style that isn’t heard often but it’s relatable. Try to keep a clear mind and remain conscious through all your future endeavors.


7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?

There’s so much music in the vault I don’t even know where to start. I’m releasing my next song ‘Déjà Vu’ in June produced by Dillygotitbumpin he’s the same producer that I had on Rendezvous. That song has the meaning of it in the title with a hype vibe and a super catchy hook. After Déjà Vu, I’m definitely planning an EP with a few tracks that haven’t been reviewed or talked about yet. On the long-term side, I’m planning a couple videos, lots of new features, and a full album coming for sure.

OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH A-WILL






 1.Tell us about your new song? And what’s the story behind it?

My new song Rendezvous was created around 4 months ago with my boy Will Ryte. As soon as we got the beat from Dilly we knew it was a thumper for sure. The whole song itself came together within a 12-hour span between being mixed and recorded. We both collectively wanted to build a song with both of our styles incorporated into it, Will coming from a more rough and grimey background and myself with the lover boy vibes it meshed proper.


2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?

Ever since I was a kid I had a love for music and it never started with hip hop. Initially, I was interested in classic rock and punk pop. Once I started making my own music I mixed my love for both of those genres and fused that with hip hop with my own twist. If I could describe my music I’d say energetic but with real emotions and real stories.


3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?


I while ago before the pandemic, I was performing shows a lot and had the opportunity to be an opener for Obie Trice in Guelph. That show changed my outlook on music and made me want to pursue it forever. The feeling of having a crowd of random strangers willing to rap your songs back to you is unmatchable, definitely a milestone in my career.


4.How do you balance your music with other obligations — family, friends or work?


I think this is one of the hardest parts for an upcoming artist being able to balance life with wanting to dedicate 110% of your time to music it’s almost impossible while trying to pay bills and keep a normal life. There have been days where I’ve wanted to give up and walk away and just work my day job. There are some days where I’m upset and not happy with where I am in my music career but at the end of the day, I remember that I make music for myself, not a specific group of people and it’s therapeutic for me it shouldn’t be stressing you out it should relieve stress.


5.What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

If I could give any advice to aspiring artists I would definitely invest in yourself before saying you can’t or it’s not worth it. Before anything happened in my music career I had to invest in myself I had to spend my money to move forward. You might not make money right away but I look at it like this; if you were to spend $1000 on a car it lasts maybe a year or 2, If you spend $10k to $15k on a car it’s lasting at least 5 years. Artists that invested money into their music have plaques on their walls after years. Invest in yourself to propel yourself.


6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?


I’d say to stay optimistic and manifest anything you aspire to do or be. I have a lot of music coming and it’s a style that isn’t heard often but it’s relatable. Try to keep a clear mind and remain conscious through all your future endeavors.


7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?

There’s so much music in the vault I don’t even know where to start. I’m releasing my next song ‘Déjà Vu’ in June produced by Dillygotitbumpin he’s the same producer that I had on Rendezvous. That song has the meaning of it in the title with a hype vibe and a super catchy hook. After Déjà Vu, I’m definitely planning an EP with a few tracks that haven’t been reviewed or talked about yet. On the long-term side, I’m planning a couple videos, lots of new features, and a full album coming for sure.

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