IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
ELUSIVE: I am from Sacramento, California. I’m from Del Paso Heights otherwise known as the “Deep Part Of Hell” DPH if ya nasty lol.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
ELUSIVE: I grew up with mom playing Salt & Pepa, En Vogue, LL Cool J, and Krs-One. Back when B.E.T and MTV really played videos. I always was infatuated with the NY scene, so I studied how they moved. My grandfather always had blues going, so I was exposed to all genres somehow. Grandma always had me in church, and my white friends loved Nirvana . You liable to catch my cruising to some throwback System Of A Down.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
ELUSIVE: I have a lot to say in many different ways. I feel that I could relate to people, and be a voice for not just myself but others that don’t have one. Life has many ups and downs. I just want to help the world through that with music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
ELUSIVE: It just depends on the time, and space I’m in. I write about my surroundings, life, and where it’s taking me. A mix of lows and highs of an upcoming artist from California making a way in the east coast. You could hear a song about when I was broke and homeless to being in love with a female that broke my heart. I right about everything from street life to providing for a young life and more. I might do a track about interviews now lol. When you have traveled and been around there is no end to what you can speak on.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
ELUSIVE: I love making music. Whether it is for the youth, my age, or older. People in the streets, school, 9-5 grind, and all can enjoy the sounds of E.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
ELUSIVE: It’s so many, from Diddy to Ice Cube, L.A Reid, Master P, And More. I think my real influences are my mom and my kids. I like having them around, trying to learn, and genuinely supporting. I tend to block out everything else and focus on family outside of music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
ELUSIVE: We call it “feel” music. Meaning I can take you through a emotional roller coaster off a full project, and at the end of it all you’ll want to do it again.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
ELUSIVE: My drive, work ethic, passion, and originality. I’m not afraid to step outside the box, or put my life on a record. Fans want to connect, and feel close with you, so why not open up and give them the real you.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
ELUSIVE: We have “Independent Hustle” the mixtape we are gearing up to drop 2nd quarter, as well as “Intervention” the album coming later 3rd/4th quarter. “Independent Hustle” is more of the fun street club feel project, while “Intervention” is the personal look into my life.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
ELUSIVE: I want to be the ultimate power house! I want to do everything ranging from film production, clothing, talent management, and more. Of course I want to headline a tour, have a number one single, and a few awards wouldn’t hurt. All seriousness I want to create more jobs, and stabilize less fortunate peoples lives around me.
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