IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – SONNY BLAC – ILLINOIS’ HOTTEST STAR!

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Born in Danville Illinois, Melvin ‘Sonny Blac’  Gray,  is a quadruple threat when it comes to the rap industry. Inspired by the music of artists like Tupac, Krs One, Rakim, Run D.M.C. and Ice Cube, Sonny is prepared to leave his footprints in the hip-hop world. With over a decade of experience, his talent for music has grown past just the art of rapping. Not just a highly-skilled MC, Sonny Blac is a talented engineer and producer. Sonny Blac is destined for greatness.

IAA:  What city and state are you from?

SONNY BLAC:  Danville, Illinois

IAA:  What is your music background?

SONNY BLAC:  I started taking drumming lessons at the age of 11. I have been a music engineer for about 7 years, and I have been a promoter for about 12 years.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

SONNY BLAC:  I fell in love with rap when I first listened to a Run D.M.C. track.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

SONNY BLAC:  My songs are about my life, my experiences, things I have witnessed, my relationships, and having a good time.

IAA:  Do you write your own music?

SONNY BLAC:  Yes

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

SONNY BLAC:   I am influenced by Tupac, Krs One, Rakim, Run D.M.C. and Ice Cube

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

SONNY BLAC:  I would describe my music as down to earth and soulful.  I deliver an unique message with every track.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

SONNY BLAC:  I am a trendsetter. I make unique music that fans can enjoy and I am always on the cutting edge the changing trends in hip hop.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?

SONNY BLAC:  I am working on a few mix-tapes: On My Grown Man Shit ,released December 24th, N.W.O – New World Order (Da Elite Unit Mix-tape)released January 2nd, Say Dat Den, dropping the end of Jan,  and the After Life which will drop early February.  I am also doing The Umbrella Tour. The Umbrella your is a networking tour that Looch Da Spokesman and I put together for underground artist in the Mid-West to showcase their talent, promote and sell their music, and to gain new fans in different areas,

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

SONNY BLAC:  In 10 years I see my independent becoming one of the top labels in the music industry. I want to have endorsements and would like to invest in real estate.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?    

SONNY BLAC:  http://www.eliteworldrecords.comhttp://www.twitter.com/sonnyblachttp://www.facebook.com/sonny.blac1http://www.youtube.com/mrmrblac55http://www.soundcloud.com/sonny-blachttp://www.reverbnation.com/sonnyblacfeatthaillstateaffiliatezhttp://www.datpiff.com/profile/sonnyblac5

Singles I currently have for sale:

Sonny Blac Ft. Gritty & Reese from 3 Piece – Touch Yourself – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melvingray

Sonny Blac Ft. Co-Still & Reese from 3 Piece – Hustlin – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hustlin-single/id542177604

Sonny Blac Ft. Gritty & Ito – Bron 3:16 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bron-316-single/id538453044

63 COMMENTS

  1. Man I Have ALWAYS Said Sonny Blac Got That Fire!!! His Style Reminds Me Of A Ol Eightball Swagga True Gangsta Rock And Roll!!!! Keep Up The Good Reporting Work!!!! Because This Guy Sonny Blac Is The Game Changer!!!! Burrrr Dj Gucci “The King Of The Underground”

  2. Yo, This dude lays it down for real. He been in the game doin it big for a minute, there’s nobody close to this man’s experience, talent and influence in the hip hop game. Illest in the Chi RIGHT NOW! They takin over.

  3. Although not my favorite style of music I was searched listening to some of his songs after this article. Hearing is easy to see that there is an interesting mix in their sound. SONNY BLAC has nice music and I liked the song “Holla at me”.
    Congratulations for your work SONNY.

  4. ONE OF ILL STATES GREATEST THATS FOR SHURE!! HES AN EXCELLENT LYRICIST AND HIS FLOWS COME FROM REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES/LESSONS. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BLACK AND I KNOW ALL THAT HARD WORK AND DEDICATION WILL HELP YOU CLIMB UP TO THE TOP LIKE YOU DESERVE

  5. You been doin this since I met you at 17.. loved watchin u put ur all into it. Ur gonna b big love in one form of this industry.. love you dearly. U are a great person n a great artist.

  6. Blac…I knew you had it in ya cuz! Keep representing our town..They don’t know how we do in the Midwest….we get it. Next time you in Indianapolis hit me up and ill come check you out…much Love!!!

  7. I’ve been listening to Sonny Blac since Illstate Inmates mixtape and never stop. Every new mixtape he drops be straight fire and off the meter. Keep doin what you do Blac. A tru representative of Illinois.

  8. HEY THIS YA BOI CROOK FROM THE CHI MAN , I BEEN SEEING BLAC DO HIS THANG OVER THE YEARS AND I JUST WANNA SAY IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING THE WORLD HAS NO CLUE THAT THE EXPIRIENCE AND SKILL THIS MAN HAS HOPEFULLY THIS YEAR THE WORLD GETS TO KNOW THIS BROTHER ONE OF THE REALEST I KNOW.. WITH THAT BEING SAID SALUTE MY BROTHER… IT’S ALL LOVE.

  9. Sonny Blac is one of the most inspirational artist I’ve had the please to wrk with and call my fam. He finds a way to reach out to his audience with powerful messages through his lyrics. A true talent!

  10. Shout out my connect! my nigga black official as far as being well known This music shit aint no joke to guys you out here tryna to influence I respect the grind my nigga
    HMD

  11. MUSIC IS POETIC BIRTH… SONNY BLAC IS A VERY INSPIRING ARTIST WHOM IS WELCOME ANYTIME TO PERFORM LIVE IN A CITY NEAR ME.

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