IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you
LIGIT: I was born and raised in Winston Salem, North Carolina, a small city in the 336 area code with a heavy independent artist scene and about four night clubs.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
LIGIT: Since I can remember, it all started with me having my Michael Jackson stage at an early age. I grew up watching videos all the time and trying to impersonating him at my best. As I aged, I became a fan of hip-hop, Bone Thugs N Harmony, 2pac, and such. I guess because their music described the environment I was in. During my pre-teens I wrote my first lyrics with a dream of starting my own rap group but my talents remained dormant. I played violin while in middle school and during later years of high school, I began writing lyrics once again but unfortunately I got myself in some trouble.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own
LIGIT: Music is my passion, a lifestyle to me. My heart literally races in excitement when recording or performing a song. I believe my creativity has a chance of making an impact on society in major way as I create my own lane with originality.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
LIGIT: My songs are about a multitude of things- street life, relationships, trials, love, having fun, poverty, joy, telling others stories and inspiration. I know that may be too much, but honestly I’ve experienced so much of these things that they have became a part of my art.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
LIGIT: My music influences include 2pac, Nas, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Eminem, Bone Thugs N Harmony and T.I. They all showed me that it’s ok to be yourself and be original. They have showed me that it is possible to rise from the despair of life and become someone.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
LIGIT: As a celebration of life, a work of art that releases anger, frustration, honesty and pain in order to allow happiness and purpose to fill the void.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from out from other artists?
LIGIT: I represent a part of a generation that has been thrown out in the cold due to past mistakes. In the midst of that I also offer an optimism that can lift even those stuck in life’s gloom up to reach for better. The idea that keeps me going is TreMOB ( The Reality of Encouraging to Make Ourselves Better) because I’ not doing this just for my benefit. I hope to help and inspire people from all walks of life.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
LIGIT: Honestly, me being so early in my career I have to say getting started on my first project by myself. No personal producer, very small budget, no job, or music contacts, only an idea I believed in. To overcome I basically built up enough confidence and self approval. I then wrote my songs went into the studio and did my best. For studio time I did anything to make the money, side jobs, and at times even an illegal hustle.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
LIGIT: Right now I am shooting my first video. I also have begun writing my next project titled, “ For Our Sake”, which will be on another mixtape. My last mixtape was Bright Ghetto Street Lights. In the near future the first TreMOB group/collaboration CD will be No Background Checks, which will definitely be epic.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
LIGIT: The career goals I set for myself are almost superhuman, but I plan to be one of if not the best hip-hop entertainers in the world, taking the genre of music up another level, chasing greatness not money. In ten years, I see myself helping other artists from all walks of life make great music, branding the idea TreMOB to worldwide recognition solely through talent, art, and great work ethic.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
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