IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW- EMONEY – EL PASO’S HOTTEST STAR!

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IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

EMONEY: I was born in Killeen,Texas (Fort Hood) and moved to El Paso, Texas when I was two. Since then, Edge town’s (El Paso) has been the city I call home.  I’ve never lived in any other state in my life besides Texas so I’m always going to be a born and raised Texas boy at heart no matter where I go.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

EMONEY: Since I was born in 1992, I’m a 90’s baby. So I grew up listening to a lot of Hip Hop and R&B. What always caught my attention the most and what really developed my musical background is that some of the greatest songs ever made, no matter the genre, the artist doesn’t just have a special way of putting their words together, they make you want to listen and they tell a story. Not only do they paint a picture for you in your mind of what emotion the song carries, but you can feel the artist’s joy or pain and you can relate to what the artist has to say. Their ability to be able to move a crowd with a single verse, to be able to alter the imagination of the listener and make us see what they see, has always been remarkable to me. I grew up listening to a lot of Nas. I could probably recite his whole Illmatic album, but that’s beside the point. I also listen to a lot of Biggie, 2pac,Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Mobb Deep, Dj Screw (of course), SwishaHouse, etc. But being a music lover, besides just an artist, I always liked to keep an open ear to basically any genre such as Trap, Rock, Jazz, Pop or whatever it might be. No matter the genre, you know a good a song when you hear one.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

EMONEY:  To be honest, I feel like everybody has a calling, a reason why they’re here, or even a purpose, you might say. Personally I feel that my purpose in life is to create music. There is a million other things I could be doing with my life other than being an artist, but music is the only thing that captures my mind, body and soul. As weird as it sounds, music is the only thing that I feel suits me as a person. Being able to create something that people enjoy and getting paid for it, is not only the typical dream job, but something that I want to pursue as a career. Music isn’t just a hobby for me. Music is my life.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

EMONEY: My songs are generally about life as I know it, how I feel, the different types of obstacles life has taken me through. Of course I make those party hits here and there, but I try to keep my music as personal as possible so I can create that same feel, that same vibe and love that every artist gives to their music. It puts a piece of me in every song to show my life and what I’ve been through to the listener. I like to make my music about every aspect of my life, to be able to relate to the listener and have that common bond through my music.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?

EMONEY:  My fan base is directed towards anyone with an open mind and open ears. I love to do my best to diversify my music. This way I can at least have a few songs that listeners of all ages, no matter how young or old, to be able to have something to turn up or groove to. Ever since a young age, I’ve always loved to entertain people no matter what age. So my fan base is directed towards everyone.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are you musical influences?

 EMONEY: Oh Lord, I’d have to say some of my musical influences are definitely Nas, Busta Rhymes, Tech n9ne, Slaughterhouse, Cassidy, Twista, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, Kanye (when he first came out), U.G.K., 2pac. The list goes on. My musical influences are people who not only told their story, but put it in a way that would make you remember their journey and legacy forever.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

EMONEY: I would describe my music to people as a new sound for Texas. Coming from the land where chopped and screwed originated, I would describe my music as a new plateau. Another reason to look at artists from Texas differently and not think we’re all the same. I’d like to describe my music to people as a gateway drug for Texas. If you think my music is dope, wait until you see what the rest of Texas has to offer.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

EMONEY: From what I’ve been told, the reason why I stand out from other artists is because I’m not afraid to be myself. I know personally what sets me apart from a lot of artists. Now a days, artists are too consumed in rapping about being thugs and killing people etc. But me, I’ll tell you straight up, that’s not the life that was meant for me. I’m not gonna lie about the person I am. I try to be as charismatic in my music and let the listener know exactly who I am as a person. I like to use my lyrics to not only let the listener know a little about me, but to also be able to hit them with catchy punch lines to capture them from beginning to end. What makes me stand out is that no matter what you do, no matter your race, age, occupation -legal or illegal, people can relate to my music.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

EMONEY: Currently, I’m actually close to finishing my second mix tape, Genesis: Reloaded.  That should be hitting the streets here in a few months on www.datpiff.com, live mix tapes, etc. I’m also currently in the process of developing a few music videos for the mix tape dropping soon, so be on the lookout for some hot new stuff coming your way!

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals?

EMONEY: My career goals are to not only be a known artist, but to also have my degree in audio engineering and song writing and be able to work for or run a successful label. To be able to do what I love is my career goal. Whether it be performing, ghost writing, audio editing, mixing and mastering, whatever you may have it. My career goal is the same goal that everyone has in this life, to succeed.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

EMONEY: In ten years, I see myself running a label and mentoring young people like me to be able to excel at what they do best. I see myself sitting at the Grammy’s next to people just as creative as me competing to win the award. In ten years, I see myself being more than just an artist. You can call me crazy all you want but my vision for my life is too clear for me to stop now.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

EMONEY: All my fans can get in touch with me through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. They can hear all of my music and follow me on Soundcloud and Reverbnation to keep up to date with everything Emoney and keep up with the release date of the new mix tape coming out, Genesis:Reloaded. Feel free to show some love to any of my pages and ask me any questions about me that you might want to know. I love communicating with the fans cause without them no artist, including myself, would be anything at all.

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/beastfromthenortheast

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/eric-singleton-2

Twitter: https://twitter.com/E_money1992

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Emoney92

Instagram: http://instagram.com/3ric5ingle

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108 COMMENTS

  1. Yo that’s ma boy Eric…. Aka e-money… We grew up together and had great times… He’s always hittin me up for comments…. I love ya man… Jace the ace out!!

  2. My nigga e-money climbing up the ladder to the top. Proud of u bro keep up the hard work an keep doing u. Cause u have the potential to make it. GOD BLESS YOU BRO

  3. My homie E is putting good Effort, Time and Work into this music! He deserves the attention and listeners! Put on for our side but Mainly helping put our borderland City of El Paso on tha MAP!

  4. Thats my dude Eric! This is definition of hard work! Putting El Paso on the map like its nothin! Keep doin your thing bro! You deserve this && much more to come.

  5. This dude right chea derseves the best, music is his passion and most of all it comes from his soul now thats rare to find also he has a big heart so if y’all love good musik E-money IS THAT NIGGGGGGGA yu spits that FIRE

  6. Great interview Eric, know we know a little more on E MONEY, IM more of a rock fan as you know but i got to say your music is awesome, great job and much luck,

  7. One of the realist music artist and niggas in EP mane,straight from NE i fuck wit him strong he a real dude his music speaks for itself nun of that back pack shit its reality rap, he finna turn EP up

  8. My boi eric got talent mad props keep the good work up and hustle up when I first recorded his songs I saw the the fire in him let it burn bro ….

  9. Can y’all sign my boy E money !! My lil homie putting hard work in the studio and it’s time for the whole world to hear his musical talent. He is a positive role model for El Paso !! Spits real shit and not all this generic shit you hear now a days! Keep grinding hard E Money!

  10. My boi E Money doing his thing, the article is dope bro! It’s all true facts an I know dat, from the music to the streets! We all do this music with passion an self motivation an give it to the streets just the way they like it….REAL!! Don’t stop grinding bro we so close that I can taste victory!! Shotout to my boi E Money…. upcoming star!!!!

  11. This my boy E money we been homies for a minute now. From the beginning I said if one of us make it we all make it. Bruh keep the dream alive and ill keep supporting it. Man just sign lil homie already we finna change the game.

  12. E Money!!! Grew up with this cat everything he spit he done lived. It’s real life it is hip hop. Keep grinding bro you know the fam got you!

  13. yo E Money goin ham love this dude and his music who would have thought he can spit some rhymes… much love to my local artist not only keepin that TEXAS SWAGG but speaking the truth as well keep doin what u do and don’t give up remember the sky is the limit!!!

  14. hey E Money showing some much deserved love and respect… love the music keep it coming.. we need a fresh artist like u in the rap game just know I’ll support u to the fullest !!!

  15. Persistent El Paso artist on the rise! Ive been a producer for over 12 years and can vouche for his work ethic. Definetly worth checking him out!

  16. My bro movin up! Ha congrats man you’re doin it big. And remember to hire me as your security when you get rich haha

  17. El Paso needs more artist like this, started from the bottom NOW WE HERE much respect for this guy and what he represents.

  18. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” Don’t remember who that’s by buy remember that as you climb up to the top. Watching your movement, seeing you make music at home to a studio and working with well known artists in El Paso community you’re humble and that’s what I like.

  19. Good luck to you Eric!! Natali loves you so much and hope you make it to the big shots !!! Best wishes to you and your career !!

  20. “To be honest, I feel like everybody has a calling, a reason why they’re here, or even a purpose, you might say. Personally I feel that my purpose in life is to create music” that right there is what I like people who know exactly who they are and what they want. You can’t give up on why you started this and remember who you’re doing it for

  21. You doing a good job putting yourself out there, and working hard to get what you want. Work hard play later man

  22. Truly talented your dedication to your work and success is an inspiration one that most people can learn from. Keep up the good work bro and motivation to succeed. Looking forward to your upcoming music

  23. Glad your passionate about your music, I like how you mentioned “life as I know it” my recommendation is to live and learn as many aspects of life as you possibly can and meet adversity with grace and smiles.

  24. you do bring a different sound than most other artists and its good to see someone I know and respect as an artist doing big things. Remember, and quote me on this: “its not who you know, but who knows you.” Keep up the good work bro!

  25. That my homie e money He deserves the attention and listeners! Put on for our side but Mainly helping put our borderland City of El Paso and his music i the best i can listen to it every day. You desrve to be heard e-money.

  26. Dang Eric I see you! Making your dreams come true, I’m proud of you and hope you keep the same ambition till you reach the top.

  27. E money has some real talent, I went to school with him he isn’t just a talented artist he’s also a great person and friend. He’s chasing his dream and I know he’s going 2 reach it his music is really good can’t say that about other people specially now a days. Keep up the hard work e money and that good music

  28. I have known this young man for a long time and have seen him grow, both in life and spirit. A young man that could have taken a wrong turn but chose to be a good man. This young man is going places, if given the opportunity. Good luck Eric, maintain what you worked so hard to become, a fine young man.

  29. heard Eric’s stuff on SoundCloud… lovvvved it. Eric is blessed with a REAL talent and i can’t wait to hear what he comes out with next! good luck to u Eric

  30. As a ex emcee I am pretty crucial in what i put in my ear. I heard this dude at a shop i was hanging at and thought it was a new song. When I rushed to get the name everyone pointed at him and said “that’s that dude” well I have to say he is now. One of the best out for sure.

  31. This guy E got the charisma and talent to make it far in this and game.We can’t wait to see what more E$money will do in the future.. keep doing you man.

  32. Shout to my boy e money man he be putting in work repping west to Texas the right way…keep doing ya thing Eric!!

  33. I love your music eric! Your definently gonna go far in this industry. If anyone can do it YOU can. As long as ive known you i can say your one strong minded and very determined person. You got this. I wish you the best buddy! : )

  34. I know he’s going to make it. he is the best rapper in el Paso I know fast because I’m always here rappers everywhere I’m not going to be surprised if I see him television just rapping for the tv and bet

  35. IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR THAT UR CITY HAS TALENT…KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS..I DIDNT WANT TO THE MIX TAPE TO DROP…!!!!

  36. Heard some of his music through xcessproductions. Im a huge fan of xcess and i Gotta say if x f**** with him…He gotta be nice.heard asample of grade A and the dude got spit.Only one way to go and that’s the top.love it

  37. Xcess is not only talented but hes an amzing person inside and out i love hes music i cant wait too see him living hes dream im so happy and proud of what he has acomplished in life waiting for the mixtape too drop keep up the good work !
    Hes #1 fan an he knows it 🙂

  38. I too am an artist and I’m a hard critic. When I heard e money his lyrics, beats, flow, and delivery was enough to blow my mind. He is very talented and deserves to be recognized as a rapper in this world.

  39. Very talented, good job. Behind you 100% however never forget that nothing is possible without him up above. Blessings and much luck!!! 😉

  40. First thing you notice when you hear his music is how he tells the story. The sky is just a stepping stone there is no limit with this artist.

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