IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
SEAWOLPH: I was born in Gainesville, FL but I lived in Hawthorne for 19 years. Most of everything I’ve ever done has been in Gainesville. It’s my city and I love it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
SEAWOLPH: I started playing piano at the age of 7. I played for roughly 4 years before quitting in favor of guitar during my early teens. I later took up rapping as a hobby at the age of 17.
I took music seriously in terms of a viable career option until I released “Spaceship at the Gas Pump”. Songs released prior to that were simplistic creations made for my own entertainment; however, such projects allowed me to really grasp an understanding of the studio in the beginning.
In my mind, the life is about constant development and progression. The industry is forever changing; thus, remaining adaptable is partially the key to success. I try to fit that mold.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
SEAWOLPH: I record my own music because music has always been a large part of my life and I’ve never been one to think one type of music less valuable than another; therefore, I wanted to create something that was unique to myself, then do so better than my competition.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
SEAWOLPH: Answering this in detail would genuinely take some time, considering that the brand encompasses such a truly versatile blend of music. If I had to sum it up, money motivation and promoting self-growth are two of the biggest recurring motifs or “Seawolph trends”.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
SEAWOLPH: There’s a Seawolph song for everyone! I personally believe, as I have been told by many people of various ages and backgrounds, that my music can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone to some degree. If you don’t like one song, or said song’s genre, you’re bound to like another. After all, there’s a lot to choose from, with more added every day. 😉
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
SEAWOLPH: The only musical influence that I have is Mike Shinoda. Fort Minor was basically the reason I started rapping in the first place. I remember listening to songs like “High Road” and “Where’d You Go” and getting goosebumps.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
SEAWOLPH: It’s a very well contrasted split of serious and sarcastic. As far as the genre is concerned, most of it can be classified under Hip Hop and R&B of all different kinds. The lifestyle you hear about in my music may seem foreign, but you feel like you are in those shoes and you totally understand the “vibe”. I try to make the verses thoughtful yet decisively worded, and the hooks meaningful, memorable and recognizable.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
SEAWOLPH: One of the ways I think I stand out the most is my ability to sit down and hash things out. I’ve filled all of the time that others use to “turn up” and “goof off” with work that is progressing my career. I’ve had more fun in the studio than anywhere else; My “fun” has paid off and continues to.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
SEAWOLPH: I am currently trying to finish my goal of 25 EP’s in my first year of dedication to making music. (at a rate of 7 songs per EP, I will have released at least 175 songs at that time). I view it as sort of a tribute to what will be. In short, I just want to make as much high quality music as possible, inspiring and/or touching as many people in the process as I can.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
SEAWOLPH: My overall goal is to come out of this industry a legend, plain and simple. I fully believe that in the next 10 years I will have made an everlasting impression on the world with thousands of original hits consistently released throughout the stretch. (Yes. I mean thousands). Overwhelming quantity will never dictate degrading quality with this brand. We’re just here to shock and awe.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
SEAWOLPH: My primary source of contact would be through my Soundcloud or Personal Facebook Page.
All of my music has been initially released via Soundcloud.
All personal updates are made through Facebook.
You can also find me on at least 20 social networks under the name “Seawolph”. (i.e. Bandcamp, YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc.) Seriously we’re on sites many never even knew existed!
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