IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
SHELTOES: I’m from St. Louis, Missouri.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
SHELTOES: My music background mostly consist of Hip- Hop and R&B.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
SHELTOES: I feel as though I have more control over my music if I release it and record it instead of it being changed by a third party.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
SHELTOES: My music isn’t really about anything in particular; I usually make music off of my emotions.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
SHELTOES: A lot of other producers such as SAP, DJ Khaled, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven Beat, and Mike Will Made It are the people who I get inspired by the most.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
SHELTOES: I would describe them as “instrumentals with depth” because every beat I make isn’t just something I play, it also has my feelings and emotions in them.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
SHELTOES: How I make music and what I put in my music which is a lot different than usual.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
SHELTOES: The only challenge I ever had in music is getting my music out there and now finally my music is been heard by all groups of people.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
SHELTOES: I’m currently working on a new beat EP called Centrolia.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
SHELTOES: In 10 years, I see myself either having different business deals or opening multiple businesses, including a production studio and a night club along with pursuing my producing career. I never plan on not making beats while doing the other stuff.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
SHELTOES: If anyone is following me, my music is on SoundCloud and YouTube and all my social media pages have those links and I respond to all messages on social media as well.