IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – WHO – ILLINOIS’ HOTTEST STAR!

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

WHO: I was born in Mexico, lived out in Cali for a couple years but around my elementary years we moved out to Rockford, IL; home of the famous Mrs. Fishers chips. It’s about an hour and half from the windy city.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

WHO: I listened to everything from Alternative Rock to Selena as a kid. My mom would blast her music while I did chores around the crib, but the golden era captivated me. It’s my escape, the stories they told and how they all expressed themselves is priceless. It’s all art to me, as well as therapy.

 

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

WHO: I want to help people get through their problems. I want to be the artist you listen to on your way to work when you know you have a double shift in your path. Or let’s say all you have is a dollar in those same pants you wear every day and your daughter’s birthday is coming up, what you going to do? That right there can drive a man insane. My music is a reminder that for every issue in life, there’s a solution. It’s all ups and downs man.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

WHO: Relationships, personal opinions, life in general, we’re all entitled to an opinion so why not share it with the world. The mood I’m in when I write or record a song plays a huge role too. I’m a Mexican dude that grew up in the States, I see things two different ways, two cultures blended together and I’m here to share that story.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

WHO: My list is huge but some off the top of my head are Outkast, A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Yeezy, Biggie, Devin the Dude, UGK, Nas , T.I.P. and DJ Jazzy Jeff. They all play an individual role in my music.

 

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

WHO: Happy with a dose of reality, easy to relate to, emotion is the gas to my records. My music makes you smile, makes you think, makes you feel comfortable with being you.

 

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

WHO: Being myself, no one can ever be you.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?

WHO: Finding a studio in my area was my biggest challenge. There’s a crazy story behind it; I got cool with this dude at work and we started talking about music. He said he knows this dope engineer where I could record at and next thing you know we linked up, I spit a 16 on one of his tracks and now I’m living in the same house where I record at.

 

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

WHO: Working very hard on this mixtape. I have a name for it but I’m going to keep it to myself at the moment though.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

WHO: Doing what I love to do, which is music. As far as the where I see myself in 10 years- I see myself still working hard, it never ends.

 

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

WHO: Hit up my Twitter @whomusic815,

Instagram:  who_r_u___,

Reverbnation: “Who” in the Rockford, IL charts.

 

 

 

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17 COMMENTS

  1. You can FEEL and hear the passion for what he does. Awesome person, doing what he loves to do. He’ll be huge one day.
    Keep doing what ya do!

  2. This is my boy and been listening to him for years. He definitely has knowledge abt his music. Keep up that strength bro You on your way to da top we behind you

  3. This guy here is the true definition of HipHop, a breath of FRESH air is what he brings to the table. All of his songs have true meaning behind them keep up the the good work. I’ll be listening!

  4. This is some sick stuff man, deff gonna make it far and be big! World needs someone to tell it how it is and have people realize. And I also agree with the comments above about the songs having true meaning, life is amazing and gives endless opportunities, and bro you deff have potential!

  5. I’ve listened to his music and he definitely speaks for everyday people. I’d cop anything he puts out he’s one of those types of rappers. Always original always quality music.

  6. Definitely,going to make it…Speaks the truth and certainly has a passion for music…I’ve been a fan from the first day I heard him flow… Looking forward to future HITS…

  7. I hear a lot about “Who” great things! Can’t wait to work with a guy that has the passion that his music comes with!

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