An artist you should go listen to

Featured artist: IAM PREP – An artist you should go listen to

Below is a short interview with the upcoming underground artist IAM PREP.

How did you decide to become an artist?

IAM PREP: Back in Middle School I wrote a daily journal about my day (i’m the only child) and at the end of the journal i’ll re-read it. I happen to one day be reading while listening to an instrumental on the old school cassette tapes you could buy at the gas station with the song, edited version, and instrumental. Out of nowhere I just started rapping it to the beat. It was horrible but I understood what I wrote more by hearing it. After that wasn’t until High School I got in my first recording studio (Acid pro 4 at my friends house) and that started it all. Music to me is my own personal therapy, some songs are personal and the rest was me challenging my writing skills but it’s mainly for me to hear what was on my heart at the time. Plus, I’ve been involved in music my whole life so I was going to fall in this path it seems regardless

You get what you put into it, half ass it, half ass results. It’s your career or your little hobby, your choice

IAM PREP


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Yes, the stage is where I feel alive. I love the spotlight and attention, I love to be center of attention. I actually just got off my First tour booked by me. Mostly in my state (North Carolina) but also parts of the East Coast. It damn near ran me broke at times, but I will do it again just smarter. Best time of my life to travel but mainly meet and network with new fans. Greatest moments thus far of my life especially with my bros and I seek FREE SHOWS to my fanlist and social media followers

Best punchline you ever wrote?

We live to gain wisdom just to die for a lesson- Iam Prep

IAM PREP

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

I just released a single ”it aint a thang” produced by LEXIBANKS FREE DOWNLOAD. This Fall i’m releasing alot of personal music which I’m hoping puts me on the next level. Been working with the same but more producers and I really want to challenge my songwriting. Dig more into who I am, open up more. I’ve been getting good feedback from Fanlist that gets early exclusive releases, radio, and promoters that feature me in their shows

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

I learned to not look that far ahead yet. I have a lot on my shoulders, so I tend to focus on that and the steps to get me back to the point i’m in record label meetings, but I honestly don’t know. I know I got to constantly advance plus as of right now I’m only releasing singles. No more mixtapes and I don’t really want to do an album yet, it’s not as easy as most assume. Majority labels don’t like that and I do what I wanna do so yeah only time will tell

Any last words?

First foremost, Thank you GOD! There was no other way I would had kept going, it gets challenging with the money you have to invest, networking, staying humble, and consistent. My Mom and Grandma, part of the reason I have my own professional studio. My bro Brian who has been with since 2005 on this rocky road from record deal meetings, the good to bad, shows, tours, and building process. Rich (R.I.P) and Winslow (6.2.4 productions) for showing me the difference between a rapper and an artist plus professionalism. They were the first major studio that interned me as a producer and offered me my first 2 Record deals, but I was very stubborn then lol. JknowtheTruth who took us to Big award shows that gave us a peak into the industry. My engineers (Scott Slagle-Asylum Digital Studios)(Eddy Trevino-Loco Sound Studios), Audio engineer teachers, music producers, video producer (Aj Simon Productionz(My Bro) (Anthony Thompson-Red Audio Films), Photographer Mona J Creates, Artist Vtloudpack(My bro), the promoters (Kevin Fox, Kevin Glover), music venues, friends, and family. The best for the last: My fans. Without ya’ll this doesn’t have a foundation, it doesn’t have a chance without your support. No greater feeling than someone listening/learning/sharing your music. I love everyone of you and will do my best to give you the best

Where can we contact you?

IAM PREP: http://www.iamprep.com

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

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