Hailing from New Jersey, 4fortune2X is a talented rapper who pushing the boundaries of lyricism. He delivers conscious messages through a slick flow. He brings a versatility that keeps the listener interested the whole way through.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
4ortune2X: I was born in Newark, NJ. I grew up in other cities such as West Orange and Hillside as well which are all cities of North Jersey. At the age of 10, I moved to South Jersey in the area of Gloucester Township, NJ where I have resided since. Most years of my life have been spent in South Jersey,so I consider New Jersey as the place I grew up.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
4ortune2X: As far as my music background, I discovered my talent for music at a young age. As a child, I would go to church with my grandmother, and I sang in the church choir. By the age of 8 years old, I started to write rap music. I was introduced to the studio at the age of 10 and by 13, I recorded my first mixtape and distributed my music throughout the community that I was living in as well as school. By age 16, I found that music was more than just a talent, but an actual gift I was given since birth. While releasing a variety of music I got the attention of different mentors, music contacts, engineers and more. In 2012 at the age of 21, I began to work deeper with music to find myself so to speak and I found the lane that fits with me. I started to harmonize and rap in music. I began releasing music non-stop and by 23, I started to build a little buzz around my music from different areas. Since 2014, I decided to release nonstop music including mixtapes, albums, singles and more. I have engineered, mix, master, and recorded my music since the beginning. In 2015, I started to take engineering as well as my music a lot more serious, and I have managed to create my own sound that separates me from the next artist. The year of 2016 has been the biggest year for me in music since starting out. I couldn’t be more thankful to God himself, and those who have always believed in me and continued to support me.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
4ortune2X: The songs that I create and write are all about life itself. Each song has its own story behind it as well as reasoning. When I create music I focus on keeping music relatable to the world. I also give the world my story in bits and pieces. My goal is always to create the best masterpiece that my mind would allow me. I want people to feel good when they listen to my music as well as feel healed or relax, whatever a person’s mood is. Most important my songs are about realities of life and at the same time a story of myself and my life trials and tribulations.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
4ortune2X: My favorite song to perform is ” USAY ” which is my single from my latest album titled ” Choices ” It has been released since July 21st 2016. This is my favorite song to perform because this song has such a great feel to it. The energy I get from everyone whenever I hit the stage and this song drops is phenomenal. The concept as well as the message behind, USAY, is very powerful, touching. It relates to the entire world because no matter what anyone says or what anyone does to try to shatter your dreams, career, or life in general, you will always be seen by someone who notices you and believes in you. As well someone who sees your hard work & dedication to achieve any goals you have set out. This song has vibe like no other. It’s a song that myself & majority of my fans love to listen to, dance to, & even watch me perform it live.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?
4ortune2X:What has surprised me the most is my ability to grow so rapidly during my music career. I like being able to express feelings through music that instantly grabs the attention and ear of anyone who listens to any of my songs. The reaction of everyone who hears my music and the ability to have undeniable music is major to me and is truly a blessing. The work ethic that I am able to put behind creating music is a big part of the success that has come and continues to come throughout my career in music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
4ortune2X: Michael Jackson is my biggest musical influence. All of his achievements and the dedication he has given to the music industry. The love that he had for his fans and the love he received from his fans were like no other. His music came with expression, emotions, joy, etc. Tupac Shakur is another one of my musical influence. His work ethic in music was beyond incomparable. Jay Z is also one of my musical influences. The power he has whenever on stage or releasing a new album. The way he handles business and manages to remain successful for countless amounts of years. Through it all he still remains humble and on top of the game.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
4ortune2X: I would describe my music to people as undeniable. I feel that my music instantly paints a piece of art that anyone could envision and can relate to. My music shows a lot of passion and dedication to the art of writing and creating limitless stories.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
4ortune2X:My work ethic, style of music, and the ability to create valuable music at such a rapid pace. My stage performance with the energy as well as power I bring to any stage. My ability to rap and harmonize as well as entertain any crowd. My approach to each and every step of success in my music career. The ability to stay humble and continue to grow in the music industry. Also my delivery and flows with the ability to not be so explicit and more dedicated to having a meaning behind each song. Last but not least the fact that I write, record, engineer, my own music and still manage to engage with my fans and provide them with the best music that I know how to create.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
4ortune2X: I would like to see more talent being discovered around the world and more opportunities being offered to those who would like to be heard in the music industry. I would like to see more music being presented by those who are already in industry as well. I would like to be a major influence to the music industry myself.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
4ortune2X: I am working on a lot of projects at the moment and music is full-time for me. My latest project ” Choices ” has been received tremendously well since being released July 2016 via Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play & more. This project has 21 tracks and is 1 hour and 16 mins long. It is considered to be my biggest album I have created since music became my career. In the year 2016 I have managed to create and release 3 mixtapes, 2 albums which totals 5 projects and plenty more to come.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
4ortune2X: My career goals are to be one of the most successful icons in the world and for the world to receive my music for many years with open arms, love, and joy. In 10 years I see myself as a successful music artist, entertainer, business, and influence.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you? 4ORTUNE 2X
4ortune2X:My fans can access my music worldwide available on many platforms. Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Youtube, Audiomack, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Soundcloud, iTunes, Reverbnation, & many more platforms. My fans can search me on Google by typing in 4ortune2x. I enjoy interacting with all of my fans & can be contacted via social media by following me