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Music Auditions: Motiv - Hip Hop - Illinois, USA | Music Discovery XO


17-10-2020 13:47 GMT

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Hip Hop Music Artist
Illinois, USA

Current Score: ★☆☆☆☆ ☆☆


I was born in Chicago Illinois but eventually moved to the hills of Rockford. Growing up I loved listening to music, I remember not being able to fully comprehend the lyrics behind the music I listened to but I didn't care. I just enjoyed hearing the different sounds and melodies. I was a very shy kid, and I think that's why I loved hearing Kanye talked about how much he loved himself. He gave me the idea that I don't have to acknowledge what people say or think about me and I think that really helped mold me into the artist I am today. My parents love playing all types of music around the house, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Pop, literally everything you can think of. Back then I used to clown my mama for playing all that noise but she would always say the same thing, "You'll thank me one day" and boy was she right. I don't think I would be half the artist I am today if she had not been the one to introduce me to all those sounds. Understanding different genres of music really gives you an edge when it comes to writing your own. I'm a very Hands-On learner, so I believe I learned a lot of great things from listening to a lot of different types of music at a young age. I started writing my own music when I was 16, I didn't really have a clue on what I was doing honestly. I just picked up the pen, play a beat off YouTube and just start writing to it. I was really big into freestyling too, that's what I was known for around my town. And then time progressed and people started to tell me I should make actual songs, I just didn't really know how. That was until I got my heartbroken by a girl and it changed me forever, I was in a dark place for some time after that, but the thing that brought me back with music. I ended up writing a song about the relationship, you know the usual breakup ballad. And the song ended up going crazy around my school and town. The girl that wrote the song about ended up calling the cops and wanted to sue me for defamation, it was a freaking mess. But things cleared up and the whole situation solidified my name as being an actual rapper, and the rest is history.

Career Goals | Objectives:

Honestly I have to say I'm looking for a manager, someone who can push my brand farther than I can. I can only do so much you know? Being an artist and promoter. It'd be nice to have someone with me who understands what's going on rather than me trying to do it and not succeeding. I'm all about time management, I can't waste time time is money.

Music Education | Training | Qualifications:

Nothing, nada, zero. I learned some small things from choir class back in high school and I took a music theory class but I barely passed.

Musical Instruments | Studio Equipment:

You might find what I'm about to say absolutely crazy but its 100% true, I do not own a lick of recording, engineering, or producing equipment. I am solely a rapper/singer, but I write all of my material as well. Which i take heavy pride in.

Influences | Sounds Like:

I'd say my top three influences would have to be Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and Frank Ocean. I've always admired the way all three of those guys create their art, its exactly that.. art. They aren't just rappers and singers, they're geniuses. That's what I'm aiming to be you know? Not just an artist, but a creative genius. I guess that's why I've sometimes been compared to Kendrick in small ways, people have said my storytelling abilities remind them of him. I can see how, but I really notice Logic and Hopsin in my music too. Considering I used to listen to them like crazy back in school, so much I'd get made fun of.

Live Performance History | Residencies | Touring Experience:

I've done about 4 shows now. I love being in front of an audience, it's a whole new type of high.





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