IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
ELIOT NESS: I reside in Houston, Texas in South Acres. It is a small neighborhood on the southeast side. The same neighborhood Scarface is from.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
ELIOT NESS: I grew up listening to all types of music from R&B, gospel, some jazz and of course hip-hop. I believe I was more drawn to hip-hop music that told a story and that was relatable to the streets and those from the street.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
ELIOT NESS: I want to record and release my own music because I have a voice. I know I can relay a message that people want to hear. I am a representation of so many things that people can relate to.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
ELIOT NESS: I have a variety of music. Some music is representative of everyday street life, but I do have club music as well.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
ELIOT NESS: I try to cater to the 21-50 year old age group. I’m learning to focus more on the younger generation.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
ELIOT NESS: Some of my influences are Scarface, The Lady of Rage, Snoop, Dr. Dre, 2 Pac, Young Jeezy, Ice Cube, the list goes on. I would have to say Rage and Scarface influenced me on more of a personal level. I watched Scarface come from humble beginnings and build something great by faith, hard work, and determination.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
ELIOT NESS: I would describe my music as versatile, well-rounded hip hop, with a street gritty sound that people of all ages can relate to.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
ELIOT NESS: There is what I call trendy music that seems to be popular right now. I believe I stand out because I focus more on the original southern hip-hop sound. I have a sound that will never get old or go away.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
ELIOT NESS: I’m currently working on a project called “Money Calls”, Hustlaz On Tha Block vol 2 and my debut album I’m Me. Although all of my music is original, I’m Me really represents who I am as an artist. I’m also working on a collaboration with my boy Jo Jo and Niq of Grit Boys titled “Criminal Elements.”
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
ELIOT NESS: My career goals are to continue building my legacy for my family. I plan to hone and expand my brand. This includes my music and Hustlaz on Tha Block clothing line. In ten years I pray to see the fruits of my labor while continuing to build.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
ELIOT NESS: Twitter: eliotness5026
Facebook: Eliot Ness
Vevo: Eliot Ness
MTV artist Eliot Ness
Music links: hobent.com
Youtube: Eliot Ness
MTV ARTIST: ELIOT NESS
VEVO: ELIOT NESS
FACEBOOK: ELIOTN2 OR ELIOT NESS
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