IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
EDDIE MOSBERG: I am from Indianapolis, Indiana. I have lived all over America with all walks of life. I was in the military for 6 years so you move a lot. But currently I live on the east side of Indy.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
EDDIE MOSBERG: I have been writing lyrics and poems since I was the age of 15. When you mix those two ingredients─ lyrics and poetry─ it becomes a very potent drug for the listener. Lyrics and poetry are two different art forms, and they can really give you an advantage to murk the monotony of today’s music. You can literally work with anyone from RnB, to rap, to hip-hop, and I really enjoy working with other artist when given the chance. My lyrical content and subjects I decide to discuss are on topics no one is really talking about right now or subjects that are deemed too dark and brushed under America’s rug. My military background gives me a lot to say, and I have seen everything from the peace to the wars.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
EDDIE MOSBERG: I realize that a majority of artist get censored, and I have too much to say. Don’t get me wrong, I would sign. But right now I am just trying to get out there more and pushing whatever units I can push. Right now getting my message out to the world is more important than just being underground or independently out just trying to make money. I refuse to drop a new mix tape every other day, and I understand independent artist are getting rich everyday but that’s just not me; I am more into the performing and actually mastering my skill on the songs I write live. A lot of independent artist I have seen have no stage presence and mainly their CD playing in the background while they spit out every other word. Don’t get me wrong that doesn’t mean they’re not talented. I just think the stage is an artist only true home, so please wipe your feet before you come in. That’s something I don’t wanna do; I refuse to disrespect the stage lights and crowd’s love. I love the freedom to do my own thing or in other words be an independent artist.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
EDDIE MOSBERG: My songs represent struggle, pain, depression, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), war, and viewpoints of military soldiers and veterans. Suicide awareness. A lot of people don’t even know that 22 veterans and soldiers commit suicide per day. This number is so high it’s ridiculous; we don’t get the help that we are promised and nobody seems to wanna look at this statistic and do something about it. Then it’s on me to do something. It’s sad because these are brothers and sisters to me. They mean the world to me; they are the protectors. And even though I am out, they still fight for me on the daily for my rights to say what I say and chase my dreams in this hip-hop music. I still have songs that’s fun, but I have to be the voice for the veterans and soldiers alive or gone because no one else will do it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
EDDIE MOSBERG: Definitely soldiers and veterans. I have a song called “Jacked Up”, off my new album , Mosberg T.V., that will put the right perspective in to the mind and eyes of my listeners. My music really shows exactly how the average soldiers and veterans feels on a daily or even worse at war. I almost named it ,Over worked and Under Paid, but last second changes. But if I had to put an age on my listeners, it would be anyone 18 to 50. Honestly, I don’t believe there is an age limit to my music. I have done shows that were open for all ages and there would be 16 year olds in that spot loving it. So it’s all a matter of if you like it or not at this point.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
EDDIE MOSBERG: This is a great question, and I hate to sound cliché but 2pac, Notorious B.I.G, Big L, Nas, Outkast, J Dilla, Royce Da’ 5’9, Ab Soul, Kendrick, Pusha T, Elzhi, BlackMilk, Roots, Wu-Tang, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. I mean that’s just to name a few. I just love great song writers alive or deceased, black or white, doesn’t matter to me. I enjoy all genres of music blues, jazz, rock, punk, hip-hop, rap, trap, doesn’t matter if your underground or signed. If it talks to me, I rock with it. It really is that simple.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
EDDIE MOSBERG: My music is definitely not for the closed minded, fake-hearted, or anyone who doesn’t like the different. I am not your average white emcee and if my color is all you see, then I am doing something wrong. Just embrace my messages and vibes rather its radio ready or just moving through the streets. I have my more upbeat songs that could easily be called commercial, but it’s what I am talking about that won’t make me regret anything I am saying or have said. I have never been a person who liked the norm of music on the radio. But I do realize it is an important tool when used right as far as the message you put out while being on radio rotation. A lot of people in the world love the radio so I will just leave it at that.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
EDDIE MOSBERG: I would say it’s my writing and voice. I have been told that I have a crazy unique voice for a white hip-hop artist. Maybe it’s the fact that I don’t try and throw a million words out at hyper speeds. It’s dope to possess that skill but many artist use it too much─ not talking about the signed artist. I am more pointing out the new white emcees that are coming in to the game. Signed white artist are already doing this and killing the game with it so change it up and please stop biting Eminem style and figure out how to be yourself. Not saying you’re not talented, but listeners have already gave Eminem that title so come out from behind his shadows or you will never be seen or taken seriously. I stand out from other artist for the simple fact I know who I am and the originality I bring to my music. My artist name seems to attract people and promoters, and my military background has a big impact on me being looked at and taken serious, and I love that respect I receive
from other artist or even the crowd for that. It’s a high you can only feel if you walked in my shoes.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
EDDIE MOSBERG: I just finished my newest album titled , Mosberg T.V., with production from Curtiss King, Tone Jonez, and many more that are credited on the album. It truly is a fresh approach for people who may not have ever heard my music to warm up to my style, music, and sound. But honestly, right now it’s about putting myself out there more for my fans and perform more and of course getting signed. I love being underground. But the chance to be seen and heard and work with these artist I listen to either takes a lot
of money or a record deal. No one works for free! I can never leave the pen and music alone for too long, but right now I’m trying to get from point A to point B and see where this road takes me and my team.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
EDDIE MOSBERG: Ten years from now I will be signed because I have a mean work ethic and believe in myself to get to where I believe I deserve to be. Trust me, I am a fighter and my mother didn’t raise a weak minded man. After or once I am signed, I just want to stay working rather if its albums, endorsements, tours, shows, or charities, the stage is my home so I feel homeless without that work ethic and just going as hard and real as God will allow me. Those ten years should be nervous because I am hungry and so is my team, and I have enough fire in me to take me to the moon and back. After I feel satisfied I wanna fade to the background and go behind the scenes and start a label and sign a few artist rather they are hip-hop or rock, I wanna open doors that always get slammed in the face of artist who truly love the art and music and not the fame and money. Trust me I know it takes money to survive. But it will all come in due time if you just stay real to the art. I don’t want to just sign what sells but also sign artist who have that originality about themselves. To me originality says a lot about the soul in a artist and what you listen to is who you are. Also in ten years from now I would like to have a book of poetry published just something I have a passion for.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
EDDIE MOSBERG: Fans and hopefully new fans, which I always want, can access my music and holler at me on twitter/ @EddieMosberg. Also they can listen and reach me at reverbnation/ EddieMosberg. I drop singles for streaming constantly. Right now you can stream two tracks from the Mosberg T.V. album titled “Same Me” and “Jacked Up”. You can find Mosberg T.V. right now on CD baby and soon it will be on Itunes, Google play, Amazon, and almost any paid download site you prefer to use. My 2014 album , Unstoppable, can be found everywhere also. But if you are new to listening to me, I would recommend Mosberg T.V. Then if you like that album get Unstoppable. Thank you for all your support and love fans and new fans.
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