IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
THE 9TH LEGEND: I was born in Shreveport, La
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
THE 9TH LEGEND: My music background consists of my uncle Jose teaching me the art. He was very musically talented. He has inspired me, I been on it since I was 14. I’ve traveled to California, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Virginia, and Georgia performing and networking. I produce beats, do my own artwork, photography, and graphic design. I also film and edit my own videos. I have an old soul. There’s substance in my music and a message.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
THE 9TH LEGEND: I want to record and release my own music because I feel I got something that people need to hear in today’s society. There are a lot of follower’s instead of leader’s and I got a gift from God that is a tool. My gift can be used as a tool to inspire and bring people together and the weapon is called music. I want to record and release my own music so I can be heard and be acknowledged for not only talking, but showing in other word’s showcasing my talent. I love and appreciate music for what is.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
THE 9TH LEGEND: I’m a writer not a rapper/poet/slang doctor. My song’s are mostly about struggle but at the same time joy. I speak on a universal level incorporating all genres and elements from any age range of 13 to 60 by bringing forth music that’s not just for a certain type of people. I make songs that all people can relate to in the club out the club speaking on everyday life situations. I make songs from the heart.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
THE 9TH LEGEND: My fan base is made up of all people races, ethnic groups. I make music that I hope even animals can vibe to my fan based is a crossover fan base where Black/White/Chinese or whoever can vibe in one room. I want the intellectuals, those needing guidance and those who embrace real hip-hop. When they hear it, I want fans that have a soul. I want fans that appreciate good and real music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
THE 9TH LEGEND: My musical influence is my uncle Jose. Other than him, I grew up listening to all genres of music. I guess in other words you can say I was influenced by music period.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
THE 9TH LEGEND: My music is soulful, educational, inspiring, elevating, and down to earth. My music is classy and I want to give people my experiences, my ups and downs, laughs, and cries. I want people to say he was solid with his wordplay, lyrically, scientifically gifted. My music is like a story to listeners, no gimmicks, no fiction but nonfiction. I want to tell it like momma would tell it. The bottom line is I want to do it and do it in a way or manor that will put me in a position to be remembered. I want to be remembered not as one of the best but as one of the greatest.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
THE 9TH LEGEND: My creativity, my work ethic, me as a person makes me stand out. I’m a leader, not a follower, and the good part is I got my own story. I don’t have to tell another man’s story in other words I don’t want to be like so many artist I see today a copycat. I’m original in my delivery and sound which is missing in today’s music. I set trends not follow them .
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
THE 9TH LEGEND: I’m working on a DVD that I filmed and edited myself titled “Unconcerned to Concerned” the documentary. It’s a visual to help promote my latest album released 11-9-2015 titled “Unconcerned to Concerned
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
THE 9TH LEGEND: I want to sign with a good company and not just sign with a company, but be good to the company and for the company. I hope to one day own my own record label, filming, photography, graphic design, and clothing company. I see myself 10 years from now achieving these goals, ambitions in other word’s dreams and much more who’s to say what lie’s ahead.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you? THE 9TH LEGEND: My fan’s can access my music http://Kunaki.com/Sales.asp?PID=PX00ZZ1K18 http://Kunaki.com/MSales.asp?PublisherId=114951 I have linked this link to all my social media websites. In some states I have local consignment and of course I do the groundwork hand to hand. I combat in other words. I’m selling myself in these streets or fans can contact me directly and I will get my product to them.
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