Underground Interview With King Leo
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
I think hip hop and R&B best describes my music genre because I got a little flavor of all of that my music
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
I got my name from one I'm born in August so I'm a natural-born king Leo
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
My musical influences have really been my son after he passed away I found a way to take my pain and use it to make music instead of getting in trouble or getting locked up or taking my anger out on anybody I use my music to help me express my emotions
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I'm working on a couple of new albums and I've been producing a couple other artists albums and I hope one day to collab with Lil Boosie, t tell or Rod wave that'll be one of the greatest things to do
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My ultimate goal is just to get my name out there and get signed and hopefully bring a couple of artists that I know are hungry like me and that are ready to work and get this money
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
My biggest challenges have been money being able to have enough to get to some of the performances auditions and I had ran into a lot of fraud people in the music business that pretend to be a&rs or record labels just to get your money so I've been ripped off a couple times but that didn't do anything but make me stronger and go harder
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How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media has influenced my career because I have a lot of fans that believe in me and that give me motivation to make more music because I have plenty of people that came to me and said I heard one of your songs and it made my day better so that feeling is amazing. To be able to make somebody's day better just by the music I make
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Kevin Gates, Chance the rapper, Plies, Lil Boosie, rod wave, T real, mo3
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I started making music when I was 7 but I never really sat down and wrote it down and made an actual album until a couple years ago and I've been going hard ever since
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
My advice to anyone whether you're man or woman that is trying to get into the music business just stay original stay true to yourself and rap about things that are happening in your life NO CAP rapping because you don't want people to get the wrong idea about you. you don't want to rap about having cars and pimping and gangbanging you never know who listens to your music you might run into a real gangster that's really about that life and its could get u hurt because of what people hear u say u got on your music so always stay true to yourself and be who you are and rap about what you know and what you got and what you been through
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
If I was a top music executive I would change the way that Indie artists are treated and have more ways of getting them more exposure and getting their music heard. I would also try to change the way people view the music industry as a whole, when you think of Rap artists you automatically think about, drugs, sex, gun violence I would put more of a positive spin on things and try to bring out the good and what music can bring out of our communities.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Originality is a main part of being an artist without being original and showcasing who you are you're just like everybody else another rapper just rhyming about something. You have to stand for something Or you'll fall for anything.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I just want everyone to know that I'm up for working with any artist that want to work I can be reached at any of my contacts and I'm ready to work so be looking for king Leo cuz he is about to make a mark on this Earth