Life is back at it again with a new hit! Fa$t Life (Ed Weathers) has
dropped songs with Southside, Future, 2 Chainz and more and the hot
Atlanta artist has only been back on the scene for a month or so. Here
we are again with another release and this time, Fa$t Life is with Waka
Flocka on the hook! We expect more music and more heavy weights to
accompany Fa$t Life for the entire fourth quarter of 2016!
Elion V. is back with another visual for the net, as he continues to
make progress. Here is the "Neva" remix ft. Maverik. Elion is on his
rise to superstar status, with his versatile sound and charisma, it will
only get better.
-Lifes good I cannot
complain about much.I’ve been quiet for
about a year and a half now, working on my craft and building my business. The
catalog of unreleased music I have has placed me in an advantageous position
for the next few years. I’m truly excited for everything to unfold.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
-Lil Wayne and Tupac
are the reason I took a chance with music.I pride myself on two things, work ethic and passion.What I took from them is that there may be
better “rappers”, in the industry however dedication and realness will always
win over “cool” bars. Personally, it doesn’t matter how good somebody is as an
artist talent wise, although it plays a huge part, it’s their character that
reveals their true spirit.That’s why I
prefer listening to Gucci Mane over Logic, because I can feel the music rather
than appreciating dope lyricism.MC’S
come & go but as Meek Mill said there is truly “levels to this shit”.At the end of the day I look up to bosses
rather than musical acts.
Will you be releasing an album/EP/mixtape any
I’m sitting on 3 projects that are all ready to be released but timing is
everything. Until I have enough fans to release music randomly and be able to
guarantee 50k to 100k streams, nothing will be done without a marketing
strategy. That’s how the game works and most artists don’t get that.Right now I plan on releasing a few more
singles and visuals to finish out the 4th quarter of 2016 but early
of 2017 I will be dropping a project called “P.A. From P.A.”.
Are you looking to get signed by a major or
-I can’t tell you
exactly what I’m looking for. I would definitely like to have everything as my
own but I can’t act like I haven’t had dreams of being signed to GOOD MUSIC or
Rocnation. Luckily I have a lot of
people in my camp who’ve been through this process before with artists in the
past.Both have their pros and cons but
at the end of the day I’m going to do what’s best for my family.
Do you have any other talents besides rapping?
-Well I still work a
9-5 at Verizon Wireless.I’m a sales
manager so my talent would definitely be being able to adapt in any situation
and teach my employees how to pitch properly.I plan on opening my own store eventually since it’s a business I
already know.Other than that, im your
stereotypical American in his 20’s who enjoys sports, women, & drinking
gin. Im pretty good at doing all of them HA!
Where do you see yourself in your music career
in the next 5 years?
-I see myself as a
house hold name for MUSIC not just rap.Hopefully inspiring other artists who walked a similar path to do it
better than I did… or at least try.I’d
be lying if I told you I wasn’t trying to be the BEST RAPPER ALIVE for a very
long time.I want to make my dreams a
reality more than life itself.
What's your opinion on how music isn't selling
as much as it used to?
-This maybe a cliché
answer but its obviously because the game has changed.I believe artists need to build their own
hype and buzz without a label before the machine can get behind them.Another reason why music isn’t selling is
because we live in a society that lacks patience.We want faster cars, faster internet, faster
cell phones and a faster way to listen to our favorite artists.That’s why people stream music more than
anything these days.I see it as
evolution, if I can have 500,000 streams of my album in the first week and make
my money through tours, I’d be more than satisfied.I still buy albums of my favorite artists
such as Drake, Ty Dolla Sign, and J Cole.
How would you explain your style?
-I try to approach
every single record with a different mindset and create new melodies in
part.It’s very difficult to explain my
style because I have so many different facets when it comes to creating this
art.Although I am from the East Coast,
I actually found myself inspired more by southern artists.My sound is a mix between the simplicity and
catchiness of the Souths hooks blended with the lyricism and aggressiveness of
Philadelphia. I also do sing as well, so there is a touch of the cerebral
sounds that Toronto is breeding with artists. Its funny because sometimes when people hear
my music they ask, “Whos singing the hook”, and I reply with “That’s me”.It’s fulfilling to blow people’s minds away.
Is it important for you to make sure you have
-Yes, and no.Personally I pride myself in having great
word play and lyricism however some of my favorite artists are not viewed as
MC’s but rather song writers.Coming
from the east coast I always had a 16 in the tuck whenever someone asks me to
spit them something but I can’t hate on an artist who makes great music but
lacks “bars”.Everyone is different and
society needs to accept that.Times have
changed but one thing I will never do is disrespect the MC’s who paved the way
for me to be able to be here so I’m always ready to impress.I’m just a student of the game and
appreciative of the opportunity’s the most high has blessed me with.
Prin$e Alexander thanks for
the interview, I hope nothing but success for you.