IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – MAJOR FLOW MUSIC- TEXAS’ HOTTEST STAR!

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

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: I am a native of a small town called Raywood, in Liberty County, Texas. I am currently in The Woodlands, a booming area just north of Houston.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: I started doing music in 1998, with my cousin and we managed to independently release an EP titled “FIFTY-FIFTY” in 2001. It sold around 8,000 copies locally, and we managed to do some shows with some major artists and got some radio play on local stations. I play the piano, the guitar, and have an unbelievable ear for rhythm and drum arrangements.

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

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: I want to record and release my own music because I feel I have something that people want to hear. The public has been force fed trendy music and have forgotten the way real music sounds.   It’s been my life’s work, and I feel like there’s something I haven’t accomplished until I put it out there and know what will or won’t happen.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: Most of my music is about real life experiences. When I write, I try to be objective, and speak in a general voice so that anyone that has experienced a similar situation can completely relate to what I’m saying.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: DMX got me started and influenced me to start rhyming. UGK has also played a role in the sound I’ve developed. Believe it or not, Paul McCartney has also been a major influence in my music.

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

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: My music is not typical. I don’t try to “fit in” to trends or try to sound like anyone else. My Dad told me that if music doesn’t have real instruments, it’s not real music. Since that day, I have incorporated real instruments into the sound. Most music today is completely synthesized and made on a computer, but mine is not.

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

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: What makes me stand out from other artists is the fact that I can write, produce, and record my own music. Not to mention, I design my own flyers and promotional materials.

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

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: One of the hardest things I have had to overcome was the break-up of my group. I had a partner, and we recorded lots of music together. Once we went our separate ways, I was left with the music, and bill. I used that experience to be cautious of whom I work with, and it also was the driving force behind the music and sound I developed afterwards.

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

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: I am currently working on my album project titled “NO LOVE”. I am also producing tracks for open submissions to ESPN, EA Sports, and the X GAMES.

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

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: My career goals are to be successful and make an impact on the music industry. I think music changes with the times, but the foundation is still the same. If it’s good, sooner or later someone will hear it. I would like to say I have a GOLD or PLATINUM project one day. In ten years I see myself as one of the premiere artists in the South, and one of the top producers in the industry.

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

MAJOR FLOW MUSIC: You can find my music on Reverbnation www.reverbnation.com/majorflowmusic

Find me on Facebook on my fan page #MajorFlow www.majorflowmusic.com (coming soon)

 

 

 

 

 

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71 COMMENTS

  1. Hey man. Just finished listening to the track you posted. I played it last night and again today several times. I dont at all have any sort of technical expertise when it comes to music, but I am, however, a pretty good student of the evolution of music, especially rap, hiphop, r&b,etc.. So with that said, my critique, while certainly amature at best, is one based on the immediate things that came to mind while I listened. I tried not to listen to it more than just a few times because I wanted to try and focus on what someone with a short attention span might notice. Here goes: 1. The intro seemed to lack something. I dont know if the beat(I guess that what you call it) went on for just slightly too long before the lyrics started or what, but it just seemed to lack something. 2. Some of the lyrics in the first verse seem to be a bit over enunciated. I understand that on this particular issue, artists have to sometimes walk a very fine line, but I feel like a bit of it seemed forced or read from a script. Listening to it again, I think that maybe is has a bit to do with what sounds like an electric guitar riff that plays in the background. Something about it, not sure if it was the pitch or the volume, seemed to drown out the lyrics a bit and cause me to focus more of trying to distinguish it from the music behind your lyrics. 3. In what I believe is called the chorus (between verse one and two) a lot of what you bring to the table, for me at least, comes out. It felt like this is where you bring a “new sound” to the game and for me it absolutely brings something entirely original. It’s hard for me to describe effectively, I think. But anything missing or that might take away from the rest of the track is not something I can find here. It’s very, very good Iivan. 4. The next verse is better than the first. The problem I had that forced me to listen harder to the words in the first verse seemed to lessen a bit, and the lyrics seemed to flow a bit more naturally. What I have to offer as far as observations are probably not that helpful, but I certainly hope it gave you at least some information that can be deemed useful. Again, I cannot say enough good things about the chorus between the first and second verses. Being a speechwriter I have to be able to know what words or what section of a speakers spoken word will be what stays with an audience. I have listened to everything you have ever posted, and not only does this chorus stay in the minds of your audience, it seems to illustrate the evolution of your original sound in a big way, and to me is the best work I have heard from you thus far. In general, I think embracing the part of your sound, style, art and ability that produced this particular section, and then spreading that out a bit more across the whole of your music would go a long way in illustrating that your sound is indeed original and is a part of the progression of the particular genre. Stated clearly, Im impressed with it, and overall, but particularly the chorus, it is very very good. I hope something in all of that was useful in some way. I wish you all the luck in the world, man. Youre still one of the most talented and genuinely gifted individuals I have ever known.

  2. I can’t wait to give No Love its first spin. Between the EPs and club shows over the years, I’ve followed and been loyal to the innovative sound of Major Flow music since the first time I heard “I don’t needja”. Polish off the tracks and grace the world with your full style already.

  3. No love…. This is gonna be classic stuff. Already a classic in my book. Since I’ve known you youve shown me nothin but dedication. Whether its family or music you know what it takes to make it all work. You deserve all thats offered to you. Stay up. Way up.

  4. I heard some of your old work and No Love, man you are going places! The music just has this touch to it that makes you want more. Keep doing what you do!

  5. Very proud of you man. I have seen your struggle and I know how important the music is to you. Never hang up the Mic brother, your music is Golden

  6. Ive been rocking with majorflow since 06-07 I’m digging the versatility he puts forward. Its more then southern music, it is for the people, good music good vibes. Real people support real music. Keep on pushing homie!

  7. Wonderful musician and person! I hope all of your hard work pays off and you are successful getting all of your dreams to come true!

  8. Man I’m glad to see you still doing your thing after all these yrs… Keep at it homie, your time will come Soon enough! Much luv bro

  9. Extremely talented artist and producer. I did not know he was the producer of the music as well. Very impressive. You deserve your spotlight.

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