03 Oct (New Exclusive Interview) Getting To Know Black One And His Music
(New Exclusive Interview) Getting To Know Black One And His Music
1. Black One, How long have you been doing music?
I began my career as an musician in 2005 and released my debut album “Black Sun Rising” under Expat Records in 2011.
2. Black One, what do you feel you bring to the music industry that is not there already?
My goal is to evolve into a multimedia artist. With that said, I definitely try to bring innovation and fresh ideas to industry with every release that I drop. So far I have done things like create characters that have their own universes and storyline, write a novella, create short films and tie in real life events in order to give my fans more than just music.
3. Black One, you have a good body of work out in the marketplace?
Yeah, you can find my underground releases at blackone.bandcamp. I also have a few releases on official channels such as Black Sun Rising and The Life and Death of Bleezy Dangerfield. 4. Black One, what are somethings that help you create the music that you create and how does your personal life effect your music? I motivate by trying to achieve the utmost possible with my time on this planet. I believe that we all have a story to tell. Some of us just have an easier time trying to tell it. With that said, I want my story to be heard across the world. I want to be able to pass that story down to my son and build a legacy behind my name.
5. Black One, you are part of the real hip hop community. What makes you guys different from any other community within music?
Authenticity goes a long way in the community that I operate in. We believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise yourself as an artist if you truly want to be understood and have your story resonate with others. I think the definition of “real” is an subjective term to many in the sense that when music hits the ears, it’s designed to make the listener feel a certain type of way, as long as that is achieve then “being real” matters much less.
6. Black One, you just dropped a single called “No way” what is the concept behind that record and what does that record mean to you?
The single was designed to be a “poppy” single to reach the masses. The idea behind the theme is a simple one: You have to work hard and push yourself if you want to achieve new heights. Sometimes you have to stop listening to people around you and just go do things your way.
7. Black One, where do you see real hip hop going in the next 10 years?
“Real” Hip Hop is doing just fine. You are seeing the true evolution of it right in front of your eyes. Many people are concerned about radio and the new crop of artists but aren’t paying attention to what the old guard is REALLY doing. Legends like Dr. Dre and Nas are taking a major creative role in television and film, while other artists such as Kanye and Childish Gambino strive to offer their fans more than just music. Many Hip Hop musicians are lending to talents to other avenues of media and as time goes on, you will continue to see hip hop become integrated into the everyday thread of pop culture and I think that is beautiful.