IAA: What is your music background?
HYPNOSIS614: During my teenage years I played the guitar. I am currently working on obtaining my Bachelor Degree in audio production using Pro Tools 10.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
HYPNOSIS614: I love to record because it keeps me calm and it’s a great way to express myself in a legal way. Now that I can record myself I don’t have to pay. Plus no one can make me sound the way I want to sound. I release my music to gain exposure and opportunities such as this so that I can book shows and perform my songs to people live.
IAA: What are your songs about?
HYPNOSIS614: I can make any song depending on how I feel at the time and how the instrumental sounds. I’ve made songs about my life, girls, relationships, trap, party, struggles, visions of success, school, and much more.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
HYPNOSIS614: Anyone who has an ear for new music and time to listen closely, male or female from ages 16 to 25.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
HYPNOSIS614: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, N.W.A., Eminem, Notorious Big, Big L, Big Pun, Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
HYPNOSIS614: My music is live and lyrical with hard-hitting beats and most would call it “trap music” but it’s deeper than that. Most of the time I just tell people to shut up and listen.
What makes you stand out from other artist?
HYPNOSIS614: I refuse to do a “dance move” song and conform to anyone’s standard other than my own. I try to be as original as possible, and I don’t use samples. If anything, I rap as an artist from the 90’s because that’s when hip-hop was hip-hop.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
HYPNOSIS614: I just released my new mixtape “Internation Crooks” on datpiff.com. I did the AZ hip-hop Battle of the Bands on May 17, 2013 which was my first show out here in Arizona. I came in 3rd place and that earned me a spot for the next show on June 20, 2013. I’m always in the studio cooking tracks.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
HYPNOSIS614: My goals are to obtain my degree in audio production, and start a huge recording firm back in Columbus, Ohio to help other artist fulfill their dreams. I want to make Ohio a go to state for the music industry like Cali or New York. I also want to branch off into clothing, movies, video games, and TV shows (like the boondocks). In 10 years I should be living out the country and still make money in the U.S. I want to be talked about as a pioneer by the generation under me and be considered as a top producer/engineer in the game.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
HYPNOSIS614: Hit me up @ twitter, facebook, reverbnation, linkedin, myspace, youtube all under the name hypnosis614
New mixtape can be found @ http://www.datpiff.com/Hypnosis614-International-Crooks-mixtape.484952.html