Ounce possesses the talent and musical passion to turn heads in the music industry with his charisma, astounding studio resume, and his street credibility all obtained at such a young age. Ounce began rapping at the age of nine participating in schoolyard battles and ciphers, to gain the respect of his peers. At the astonishing age of eleven, Ounce was also producing his own music. Although early on Ounce was often doubted as an emcee, the period after his middle school years played a major role in Ounce’s musical development which would ultimately lead to a career pursuing his passion.
Ounce started recording music as a secular artist, then became a Christian rapper, then transitioned into commercial distribution music. Ounce has performed in talent shows all across San Antonio, Texas, and has performed in clubs bars and venues all starting at the age of 14.
Ounce operating independently had great passion and understanding of music, yet lacked the proper management and direction. That never stopped Ounce from furthering his independent music career. Ounce knew that his faith in God, and his hard work ethic would one day pay off for him.
IAA: What city and state are you from?
OUNCE: The city and state I reside in is, “San Antonio, Texas” but I hope to one day expand my music outside of my home city and state.
IAA: What is your music background?
OUNCE: As far as my music background goes, I started writing my own lyrics at the age of 9 and two years after that I started slowly learning how to produce my own music. From then on, I fell in love with the talent that I found. I knew that one day I would be able to make a career out of being a Recording Artist/Producer. So, since then I have stayed persistent in learning how the music industry goes. As an Artist and a Producer, I have accumulated a lot of knowledge and a lot of experience at such a young age.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
OUNCE: I want to record and release my own music because entertaining people is what I love to do. I also love showing my music to people who will take interest. My top goal as a recording artist is to make sure that my music will be heard by everybody especially the ones who are not hip hop/rap fans.
IAA: What are your songs about? (themes)
OUNCE: My songs are about anything that people would want to hear. I am really open to hearing feedback on what my fans would like to listen to in a song.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
OUNCE: My fan base is directed towards anybody who loves to hear music, especially the younger generation whom I love bringing to my fan base.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
OUNCE: My musical influences are Tupac, Eminem, Kaize Mind Productions, Bun-B and Pimp C of UGK, Jay-Z, Chamillionaire, Trae the Truth and ZRO.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
OUNCE: I describe my music with love, hate, anger, sadness, happiness, and any other kind of emotion that music can make you feel.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
Sandra Ann Danielle Gaitan – “What makes you different is that you are dedicated to your music you don’t stop just because small or big trials and issues get in the way, you write about things people can relate too not just random topics.”
OUNCE: There are many things that make me stand out from other artists, but one main thing is definitely my dedication and my strive in pursuing further into my career as an Artist and a Producer.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
OUNCE: I am working on my first album which is called Prime Release, as well as various San Antonio high school mix-tapes. I am hoping that with these High School Mix-Tapes that the young crowd will feel a certain kind of acceptance knowing that a soon to be international artist recognizes the young generation of this day and age.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
OUNCE: My career goals are to be recognized by major record label companies and to one day become an international artist and tour around the world. I will not stop until I accomplish that goal.
In 10 years, I see myself becoming one of the greatest Recording Artists in music history. I plan to exceed past what my goals are and to use this talent of mine as a career that will make me a product that everyone around the world will want.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
OUNCE: You can visit the following sites to check out my music for FREE downloads or to stay updated on what’s going on with the movement:
Contact Email: Ouncesworld@gmail.com
Booking Email: Ounce.firstname.lastname@example.org