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

MINDFRAME: Born and raised in the great city of Memphis, TN but currently living in Nashville!

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

MINDFRAME: I grew up in the 90’s so my music background is a compilation of southern Hip-Hop, R&B and Soul. These genres have affected me in a great way throughout my life. I started writing poetry at first and then began freestyling and rapping in middle school and ever since then I knew that hip-hop was for me.

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

MINDFRAME: I want to release and record my own music because I view it as more than a job or hobby. My music is my passion, my life, and most importantly my brand! It is a part of me and ME in general. So I release my own out of freedom and a small amount of limitations. Also, I feel my music serves a greater purpose and can help people and make most relate.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

MINDFRAME: My songs are basically about my real life experiences, my thoughts, and is even filled with the thoughts and experiences of others so people can relate and feel familiar with my music. I like to have a message in each song so people can take something positive and apply it to their life as well. My music’s main purpose is to motivate, uplift, and have fun and enjoy life!

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

MINDFRAME: My musical influences vary but compliment my style. My influences are Playa Fly, Kanye West, Big K.r.i.t., Sam Cooke, Three6 Mafia, Notorious B.I.G., Scarface, UGK, Outkast, Bobby Womack, Rick Ross, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Big Sean just to name a few!

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

MINDFRAME: I would describe my music as unique, authentic, different yet relatable, and just real! My music possesses a great amount of substance and lyrical content but you can still ride to it and have fun with it. I try to always deliver a message of positivity and it is ear friendly to a broad audience. Also, as you can see from my musical influences, I have a very soulful-southern influence as well as a passion for lyrics and storytelling as well.

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

MINDFRAME: What makes me stand out from other artist is my fearlessness. I’m a rebel and my own trendsetter! I’m my own brand and I set my own standards. I’m perfectly fine with being different and not making regurgitated music or sounding like everyone else. I also do not write or rap about a life I do not live or things I have not done nor seen. I’m able to be me and still make great music to top it all off!

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?

MINDFRAME: I had a hard time getting radio play and bigger performance opportunities. Also, not having the proper network to reach new goals and heights. But after Industry All Access discovered me that changed! They helped me with the understanding and setting up my brand, promotion and consultation to advise me on the business.  I also had to learn that research is the key, your net-worth is as big as your network, everyone cannot be trusted, you cannot be afraid to invest in yourself, and that you always have to be a man with a plan for every move you make!

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

MINDFRAME: Currently I’m working on serving my country overseas right now..(yes I am in the military)! But I still have new songs that I will be releasing soon! And then ultimately a project once I return from deployment which will be entitled #OuttaSight,OuttaMIND! Because even though I’m gone from the sight of my family, loved ones, supporters, and haters, my music and the thought of MINDFRAME will not leave their mind! So I’m still working!

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

MINDFRAME: My career goal is to be a well-established and respected independent artist in the business. Then to eventually start my own label to give other artist an opportunity and platform to shine as well. I would also like to venture into different business endeavors such as movies, writing, and co-producing. But most importantly, I would love to be in a set situation to where I am able to give back and help change the lives of others.

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

MINDFRAME: To keep up with my latest any and everything, be sure to go my newly launched website www.mindframemusic.com and follow me on all social media sites! Also follow me on Spotify to stream and download my music as well https://open.spotify.com/artist/6s2u4Z1hNzHFHpoe9cyPxO!

Thank you! #ABKLLD

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