Born and raised in Savannah Georgia, Unchustleboy always had a strong passion for music. The youngest boy of ten children, Unchustleboy is no stranger to hard times. Using music as an outlet, he often spent his childhood days perfecting his craft. By learning how to overcome obstacles, staying focused, and working hard, Unchustleboy is well equipped and ready to show the world his greatness.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
UNCHUSTLEBOY: I was born and raised in Savannah GA. in the Hitch Village projects. When I was 10, my mother died. I later stayed in Jacksonville FL with my Aunt Mrs.Muhammadan who was known as The Hat Lady. She sold clothes, hats, shoes, and tapes. You can say this was the beginning of my life as a hustler. Staying with her allowed me to meet stars on the regular. I learned what it meant to make a dollar. So I am from Savannah by the way of Jacksonville FL.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
UNCHUSTLEBOY: I have a strong musical background. There are levels that intertwine with each other. The base of it all is Jazz. I come from a long line of jazz musicians that believe that music should come from the soul. If you put your all into it then great things are to come of it. I started writing poetry at a young age. I played the drums and sang. Rapping didn’t come until the age of 11. This brought my visions to life, allowing me to write freely and grow as a artist today. I also have family in the industry, but I want to earn my own way.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
UNCHUSTLEBOY: I want to record and release my music because I feel each song I make has a message in it that can change a person’s outlook on different situations. I feel that I make great music and I want the world to hear and experience what and how I’m feeling at that moment. I get a rush when I see the reaction from people when I’m performing and my songs are being played.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
UNCHUSTLEBOY: My songs are about love, success, struggles, and overcoming all odds. I feel if you relate with your fans then they will respect you more. So I have music for the kids, single mothers, street cats, club music and boy do I have the music for the ladies. I would say the ladies are 60% of my fan base. All in all I make music for pretty much everybody. Whether you are working on a 9-5 or hustling on the street corner you can relate.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
UNCHUSTLEBOY: I am influenced by Will Smith. I met him when I was about 11. He performed at the park in the project that I was raised in. I had the opportunity to talk to him about following your dreams and never giving up. I have so much respect for him and his career. I am influenced by Jay Z because he is not only a artist he is a business man. I love that he helps artists and athletes learn how to mange their money the right way. A lot of people work to get into the industry only to fail within a year of their career.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
UNCHUSTLEBOY: A little bit of story telling mixed with real life events. I will describe my music as open real life and honest. I want them to experience and feel what I was feeling when I wrote the song and understand where I’m coming from in my lyrics.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
UNCHUSTLEBOY: I stand out because I speak the truth! I say what everyone is scared to say or do. I go beyond the normal artist. I never sugar coat anything. Everything I rap about is my everyday life, no actors, no movie set, just real life. I have a present that’s undeniable. Unlike other artists that try so hard to be something else and lose themselves, but I stay true to who I am and the life I lived. That’s why I standout.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
UNCHUSTLEBOY: This is a good question as an artist. I feel your main concern is being heard and getting your music out. When artists come to different areas the promoters like to charge artist to come out and perform. So I sat back and thought about it. Why pay to perform? Ain’t no money in that, remember I’m UncHustleboy ! So I started paying to bring artists myself. That way I make money and get my name out at the same time. I have traveled all over doing shows. I love the energy that’s in the building when you go state to state.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
UNCHUSTLEBOY: I have a lot of things I’m working on. I just dropped my album on ITunes, “Top Of The Food Chain.” I’m out promoting that album. I Just started on my next album working on a new single call “Shine” feat Nickie and Mach Beatz a producer from Toronto Canada. I’m in the process of putting together a tour with some up and coming artists. Everyday it’s something new. Hard work pays off in the end so that’s why I’m going extra hard. I want the reward to be everlasting.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10years?
UNCHUSTLEBOY: I want to sell out Madison Square Gardens! Ten years from now I can see my self still involved with music. I see myself performing, producing, and helping younger artist to avoid some of the obstacles that can be faced when trying to succeed in this industry. I see myself as a very important factor in this industry. I hope to be the CEO of a major label or running my own.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
My album Top Of The Food Chain is now available on Itunes!
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