IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

LOTTO: I was born and raised in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:What is your music background?

LOTTO: As far as my music background goes I believe it is something I was just born with inside of me. As far back as I can remember every time I’d hear a son. It’s like all I could hear was the tempo and rhythm of the beat nothing else. Then my mind would wander and just begin to piece together its own lyrics. My brain still works this way its what I consider to be my gift.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:Why do you want to record and release?

LOTTO: I want to record and release my own music because I most importantly want people to see that anything is possible. Dreams do come true. It’s no surprise when chasing your dream that you’re going to endure trials and tribulations. All that means is you’re going in the right direction. Thoughts become things. Its a proven fact. People will start to envy your success I can promise you this and when these people show their true colors they need to be rid of your life. Simple as that. You can’t expect a positive life with negativity all around you. I myself am going through this process and the most envious people around me are my own family. Does it hurt? Yea. You just have to take the hits to the chin and keep your head held high. I also want to use my gift to create a positive image for today’s youth. I feel that today’s music is such a negative one from how they degrade women to how they talk about drugs as if its a cool thing. I think people fail to forget that a lot of today’s listeners are the youth. We need not to fill their heads with this negativity. I hope to shed light with my music and bring more unity in this world because I feel it is much needed.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:What are your songs about?

LOTTO: It’s hard to categorize what my songs are about. Each song is its own story and has its own meanings. My music allows the listener to take a glimpse in my mind to see how it works. With every song is another emotion that is revealed behind it. I’m simply just being me.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:Who is your fan base directed towards?

LOTTO: As far as my fan base goes I don’t direct my music towards a certain category. It’s for all people. I intend to bring hope and inspiration to anyone that’s chasing their dream. I want to be walking proof to never give up because you never know how close you are to manifesting your dream. Again thoughts become things I just can’t stress that enough.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:Who are your musical influences?

LOTTO: It’s hard to describe who my musical influences are. It’s not so much a “who” influenced me and more so a “what” that influenced me. That’s simply life. This is something I was just born with. There are many artists I like, but when it comes to inspiration I find that within myself.

How would you describe your music to people?

LOTTO: The best way I can describe my music to people is “different” and unlike what is heard today. I do this not only because I want to. I need to. It’s simply apart of me and is my only true “escape”.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:What makes you stand out from other artists?

LOTTO: My versatility is what makes me stand out the most as well as the image i portray. Most people want success so they can get themselves more where as I’m the opposite. I want more so I can give more. I don’t care about the nice clothes, cars and big houses. Truth is, I just want everyone happy because life is but so short. It’s something that needs to be cherished. I want to show that every single person on this planet deserves happiness as well as a chance at their own success. I’m simply a person that’s for the people.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?

LOTTO: I have quite a few projects I’m working on at this time. I’m currently doing shows and have a few lined up for this spring/summer. My EP “Glimpsed Visions” is also getting finished up at this time as well. I have many charitable ideas as well i want to begin working on for my city. My thinking is if I can bring change to my city I can bring it anywhere. As I’ve said my main goal is to bring people together. I also want to orchestrate a system for the Philadelphia schools to set goals for students. I feel the one thing a lot of kids are missing these days is guidance. I just want to be a positive role model that people not only kids can look up to.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:What are your careers goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

LOTTO: As far as career goals go I’m just riding the wave. God shows me the path and i walk it. My main goal is just to bring people together and show them with just a little imagination anything is possible.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans contact you and access your music?

LOTTO: You can contact me and check out my music at the following links: https://www.facebook.com/Lottointhebuildin/