IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
S-CLASS: I come from a hip-hop, rap and R&B background. At an early age I always either heard it on the radio when I was in the car with my parents and friends, or I often saw it on TV stations such as BET or MTV. I believe hip-hop and rap has had a major effect on my life. Even when I attended events, hip-hop was always playing in the backdrop. I enjoyed listening to the flows, lyrics, and delivery from artists on different songs. Ruff Ryders, Dipset, G-Unit, Jay-Z, Nas, and many more from that era are what I grew up on. As time went on, I figured out I had an ear for music, especially hip-hop and rap.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
S-CLASS: When I first decided I wanted to record and make music I was 17 years old. I wanted to record and release music because I had a passion and love for it. There’s nothing better than doing something that you love to do and trying to make a career out of it. People would tell me I should stick to it because I had potential and this made me feel like music making was definitely something for me. I just want to reach my maximum potential with it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
S-CLASS: I make different type of songs. I like to switch it up from time to time. One song could be about my story, my life and my vision. Another song could be about a situation I had with a female, and another song could be about my swag, my jewelry, my clothes, my money, etc.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan based directed towards?
S-CLASS: I would say my fan base is directed towards people between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, both male and female. My music is for everyone though, I just feel it attracts those ages the most.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
S-CLASS: My musical influences are Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Young Jeezy, and Lil Wayne. Jay-Z’s flow is great and his sound could never get old in my opinion. Jadakiss’ lyrics and delivery are just crazy; I would consider him the punch line king. Cam’ron and Juelz Santana had one of the strongest movements in rap history in my opinion. Dipset had people wearing pink colors in their clothes and bandanas. The swag they portrayed was dope and on top of that they made great music. Young Jeezy brought “trap” music to the spotlight in my opinion. His beats are crazy and overall he’s a dope artist. Lil Wayne’s lyrics and flow is phenomenal and he’s a diverse rapper which makes him great.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
S-CLASS: I would describe my music as motivational, fun, and great. I say motivational because I always try to have a song that delivers motivation. I make club songs which I call “fun” records. I describe my music as great because overall I feel I make great music with quality sound.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
S-CLASS: I stand out from other artists because I feel that I have my own sound and I stay in my own lane. I am diverse in my music and can rap over any record, but I don’t copy trends, I stick to what I feel and know. I try to sound like S-Class and no one else. My work ethic is what makes me standout also. You could have the talent, but most importantly you must have the work ethic.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
S-CLASS: I am currently working on my 2nd mixtape “Class In Session 2” and I will be releasing this mixtape on August 29th. I am also going to be shooting videos for that mixtape. The first“Class In Session” is available now on DatPiff.com.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
S-CLASS: My career goals are simply first to be a successful rapper and businessman. Beyond that I would love to do other things involving endorsements, and owning a record label, and making investments in businesses, clothing, real estate, etc. There are many other things I would like to do beyond music that I will continue to plan and develop as time goes on.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
S-CLASS: My fans can listen to my music and contact me at the sites listed below:
YouTube: SCLASS93 (YouTube.com/SCLASS93)
“Class In Session” Mixtape: http://www.datpiff.com/S-Class-Class-In-Session-mixtape.384963.html
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