Sloec City is a unique hip hop group that brings a sound to the game that is impossible to duplicate or emulate. With roots reaching back to northern and southern California they bring an up-tempo, yet laid back approach to the genre of music we’ve all grown to love for decades. This duo, consisting of N.i.N.E. and FSG (Fyve-Star General), bring an elaborate and explosive message as they take you on a track by track journey through their world of lyricism that will leave you with a sense of satisfaction that can only be matched by pressing repeat.
NiNE began his music career at the age of 12, following in the footsteps of his older cousin. The power of words is what drove him to love the craft. Spending years of practice and personal development has turned him into the hard working artist/producer that he is today. His intense and punchy delivery is something to be marveled at and envied. NiNE went on to collaborate with various other artists including his current group mate FSG. The two realized how much of a unique and charismatic energy they provided working together and began to produce a mixtape called Alliance: Vol 1. The project was never released but the chemistry created the dynamic due Sloec City.
Fyve-Starr General, or FSG took a much different approach to music. Initially only showing an interest as more of a hobby he began to notice that his abilities were much more of a professional caliber. Growing up listening to his cousin, he grasped the concept of putting words together to express a feeling as a powerful skill as opposed to just a hobby. With a bit of practice and self-reflection, FSG has evolved into a smooth yet crafty artist that will be admired for years to come.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
SLOEC CITY: Both artist are originally from California but currently live in Las Vegas, NV
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
SLOEC CITY: NiNE has been involved with music since he was about 14 so its been roughly 13 years. He’s been in a few different groups before linking up with General. General has been into music for about 9 years and has always been a solo artist. The two have been collaborating for 7 years and officially formed a group 4 years ago.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
SLOEC CITY: Collectively we like to be involved in the entire music process. It can be quite a bit of work but we feel it is worth it to put forth the effort and see how much we can accomplish beyond just making songs.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are you songs about?
SLOEC CITY: Our music is a rhythmic depiction of our lives. There’s a track for every experience and emotion that can be related to by anyone. Our goal is to give our fans an in depth look into who we really are. Its an experience like none other.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
SLOEC CITY: Our music is aimed towards both male and female between the ages of 18-41. Our music has a large dynamic and we feel we can appeal to the majority of hip hop listeners.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
SLOEC CITY: Our largest influence would be the group Outkast. Their unique sound brought a new element to music allowing them to cross over and that still hasn’t been duplicated. We want to leave a lasting impression similar to that. We also take notice of unique traits from other successful groups throughout the history of music. There’s a difference in being a solo artist versus being a part of a group. There’s a level of chemistry that has to be present in order to make timeless music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
SLOEC CITY: Our music is versatile. When you listen to a SLOEC City album it has a diverse sound that’s suitable for every environment. If you’re searching for something to help you relax or you’re not having the best day there’s a song for you. Its catchy, lyrical, and deep from track to track.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
SLOEC CITY: We’re comfortable with who we are as artists. We’re not afraid to learn and try something new and allow people to see who SLOEC City really is. From production to recording we don’t allow any standard practice to hinder us from evolving and reaching new heights.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that your are currently working on?
SLOEC CITY: We recently completed our album Welcome to S.L.O.E.C. City. This project is really going to elaborate on what makes this group great. From start to finish it keeps our listeners engaged and interested in learning more about the artist outside of the studio. We’re also in production of our follow up project Black Licorice which will feature a more daring side of the group.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
SLOEC CITY: Our goal is to establish and achieve the desired success operating our own record label. We feel we have more to offer to the music industry than just music. We see music as a tool to branch out and pursue other ventures in the music industry.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can you fans access your music and contact you?
SLOEC CITY: http://www.sloeccity.com is the best way to keep up with what’s going on with SLOEC City. There’s music, videos, and upcoming show dates listed on the website. You can join our mailing list to get in touch with us. We also have a segment called Fresh Inc Fridays where we post weekly freestyles to keep our listeners interested.
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