IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
CALI BOI MUZIK: I am from Menlo Park, California
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
CALI BOI MUZIK: Growing up I have always been interested in music and use to play the violin in middle school. After middle school I started making music on garage band before I finally began writing to my own stuff.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
CALI BOI MUZIK: I enjoy making music and I enjoy it even more when other people enjoy it. I wouldn’t stop making music if people didn’t like it, but the fact that people do just pushes me to try harder.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
CALI BOI MUZIK: Most of my songs are about day to day things. Generally my songs reflect what is going on in my life and how I feel at a certain point in time.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
CALI BOI MUZIK: My biggest musical influences are Mac Dre, Wale and Kid Cudi. I grew up listening to Mac Dre, but Wale and Kid Cudi were very influencial during my highschool career.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
CALI BOI MUZIK: My music is different, I would say its completely hip hop, but there are definitely hip hop roots in it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
CALI BOI MUZIK: I believe that every artist is heavily influenced by their life and childhood, how they grew up and the area that they grew up in. I believe that I am different because I grew up in the bay area before moving to Chicago. Musically I am inspired by the bay area hyphy music, but also the mid western style of hip hop.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
CALI BOI MUZIK: The hardest challenge I’ve had to face thus far was just getting my music out there. The hardest thing about making music is that there is no real formula to make it. I know so many talented musicians that just haven’t had their big break moment yet. Patience is probably the most important trait for this industry. If you have the talent someone will notice.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
CALI BOI MUZIK: Right now I am currently working on my next mixtape called Coughin Candy. It will be different then my last mixtape The Résumé and features 4 singles and one song with AC Style.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CALI BOI MUZIK: It is my hope to continue making music in the next 10 years. I hope that there will be money involved in making music, but I would be happy just knowing that people are out there listening.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
CALI BOI MUZIK: My fans can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and can reach out to me on twitter @Cali Boi Muzik
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