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.com, http://www.twitter.com/sonnyblac, http://www.facebook.com/sonny.blac1, http://www.youtube.com/mrmrblac55, http://www.soundcloud.com/sonny-blac, http://www.reverbnation.com/sonnyblacfeatthaillstateaffiliatez, http://www.datpiff.com/profile/sonnyblac5
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