IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
HURRA SEASON: My entire family is from New Orleans Louisiana. While pregnant with me my mother ran away from home, New Orleans, with my father to Louisville, Kentucky. I was born in Kentucky a few months later. So part of my childhood years I was back and forth from Louisville to Louisiana. My career started in the city that I reside in now which is Louisville Kentucky the home of Muhammad Ali.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
HURRA SEASON: As a child, I grew up with no friends or family and I witnessed the struggle of my mother raising a child as a single parent. At the age of 12, I began to write short stories about my personal life of what I was going thru. I learned how to turn my stories into rhymes. I wanted to showcase my talent so I performed in talent shows during middle school. By the time I was in high school the word was out that I could rap. I start becoming more popular from rapping and my different sound and delivery at a young age. I met different independent labels in my city, and I became friends with the label Def Shop Record C.E.O ‘Mark Hoosier” A.K.A Def. We started recording songs and selling demos. So as time went by people start demanding the label Def Shop to do local shows around town. I began to open up for top names like Luda, Dj Unk, Missy Elliot, DMX, just to name a few as my name started to grow. My big break came from the song ‘Birthday Anthem’ and still to this day it drives the clubs crazy almost 10 years later.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
HURRA SEASON: I have different songs representing the balance of my life. I have club songs for people who want to go to the club and party and let go and live on the edge for the moment. I also have personal songs that express who I am outside of my career with lots of emotions and feeling. I have female friendly songs for the women so they can relate to my soft side. I have songs about family and friends that I grew up with during my highest and lowest moments. I really love those type of songs. I also have street songs that relates to everyday living as a black male trying to survive in this crazy world. So basically I would say I’m well rounded with my selection of songs.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
HURRA SEASON: My favorite song to perform is a song called ‘Day to Day’, The reason being is that this song shows who I am as a person. It shows the other side of the music where people feel like they either can relate to it or they feel like they actually know me. Plus it’s different from the average songs that others will be performing on any giving night.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?
HURRA SEASON: What has surprised me? One of the things that I’ve learned at a very young age is that there are a lot of untruthful people in this industry who are not in my best interest. Yes, I understand this is a business but it’s some things that make me think twice about entering this Industry. So with that being said what you don’t know can hurt you. Bad management and janky promoters are two of the things that surprised me in the pursuit of my career because I’ve experienced both.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
HURRA SEASON: Growing up I listen to L.L Cool J, Big Daddy Cane, Ghetto Boys, 2pac, Biggie, Scarface, Nas, N.W.A , Snoop, Dr. Dre, Master P, Cash Money just to name a few, but they’ve all showed me different elements that I’ve learned from. For Instants L.L Cool J showed me how to be me and how not to be scared to change it up. N.W.A showed me how to speak my mind when I’m writing and tell it like it is. So did 2pac but these are a few of my personal influences that I still listen to today. All names above are great motivation and examples of leadership to me. There are too many influences to name.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
HURRA SEASON: I feel like my music is fun. It could be hurtful and deep sometimes, but at the end of day my music is my music. Real life that people can relate to it on a day to day basic. My music has lots of feeling and character to it. Sometimes you might catch yourself laughing while listening to certain lines or hooks. So the one word I would use to describe my music is the word entertaining.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
HURRA SEASON: My personality on a record would be one of my best features I would say. The reason I say that is because I feel like the way I am in person is the way I am on wax. My delivery is blunt, my style is Kentucky which would be a new sound for the main stream. I mix my Kentucky sound which is real outgoing and fun. My New Orleans blood line which is wild and aggressive, and that is what creates me. I’m a mixture of both. I dress real simple, but a little flashy at times, but not where you’re scared to come speak but curious about who I am. Another thing, as dangerous as it might sound, but I like to be one on one with my fans. I like being able to go out and communicate with the people who support my brand. I like signing autographs, taking pictures with kids and family.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
HURRA SEASON: I would like for some of the more wealthy independents create a way to talk to the upcoming generation of musicians. I want them to show the new generations that there’s more to music than drugs and violence. Take it back to the artist development days, and let kids know that it’s ok to talk about school and the things they like without being called square or lame. I would like to see people get more chances and more opportunity without having to pay an arm and leg to showcase their talent. We need more genuine resources.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
HURRA SEASON: Right now I’m finishing up my mix tape series “Err Season Hurra Season: The Winter Edition” with my personal DJ, Dj Slikk, a Official Core Dj. I’ve already released the spring, summer and fall edition from this series . I plan to release the mixtape no later than the end of January. I plan to get back on the road doing one region at a time. I want to continue to create a bigger buzz and fan base for myself. I just recently had a record by the name in rotation on 7 different BDS stations outside my region.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
HURRA SEASON: My career goals are to sell lots of records, merchandise, ringtone, and generate revenue. I want to travel around the world to places I haven’t been. I want to do my own A&R research and recruit my own talent in different genre. Once I become a household name and wealthy I want to open up after school programs for teens. I want to have my team sit down and see what we can do to make their lives better and show them that dreams come true. I want to open and operate some type of housing for Ex-Cons who don’t stand a chance in today society. So in Ten years I see myself being a major influence in thousands of people’s lives maybe millions and being the leader of change.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
HURRA SEASON: Facebook/Hurraseason Twitter/Hurraseason IG/Hurraseason Youtube/Hurraseason
All my sites are operating by me so you will be communicating with me when you search, chat, or network. I use the internet for entertainment and business so when I say “Err Season is Hurra Season” I mean that. #weworking
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