Featured artist: Watkinz Da General – I AM HIP HOP!

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist Watkinz Da General.

How did you decide to become an artist?

Watkinz Da General: Music is my life, as a kid I fell in love with music… When my mother and father used to play soul music all through the house… Like James Brown, Temptations, Sam Cooke, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson all of Motown!!! Then as a teen when I heard #HipHop I lost my mind… At 1st I became a emcee, then next a DJ and now I’m a producer!!!

Be original and stay in your own lane when you creating your music…

Watkinz Da General

What about concerts? Do you play live?

No! But I don’t mind rocking a concert!

Best punchline you ever wrote?


Watkinz Da General

What are you currently working on? Did you release something in the past?

Well I have 2 projects thats out already… 1 of the album EP I and Hemanifezt dropped last year called Microphones and Asr X Pros (all productions by me) Then I have production on my fam from Chicago by the name Stormin’Norm his album is called Viet-Norm 11.0 The War!!!

Last but not least: Would you sign a record contract with a major label?

No! I like being independent so I can have control on all my music and not be locked in a contract where I can’t be FREE!!!

Any last words?

Yeah I will like to shout out my family, friend’s and fans that supported and showed love over the years… Big ups to my hometown Wake Forest/ Raleigh NC, Stormin’Norm, Hemanifezt, Tye Banks, Aechdot, Dopetracks.com, TTTRadio.net, SmashMouthFM, Carolina Cuts, Boss Ty, Jon Blaq, Aztec Deniro, Dutch McVeigh, Nate OG, RekLisT, Idriysdagod, J Blacco, T Soul, Beat-Hic, Kon Da God, Ruby Quince, Beat Tape OP, Kincee, Tha Soloist and DJ Needles!!!!

Where can we contact you?

Watkinz Da General: http://ift.tt/185JmH0

Thank you for your time. We wish you and your career the success it deserves.


Amanda Aselia, the author of this interview, is a long time blogger, entertainment journalist with a strong expertise in artist development and branding and author of the book “Rappers’ secrets 2 success” .

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