Featured artist: Shaudy Prince – Augusta Got Something to Say
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Shaudy Prince from Augusta to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…
Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Shaudy Prince! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
Shaudy Prince: I decided to become an artist the moment I seen that everybody was becoming rappers…get it? Message!
But seriously though I decided to become an artist the 1st day my bro Big Izz took me up to Killa Kuttz Records to rap in front of the twins Rah & Sky.
Izz trained me up on some hyperbolic time chamber s**t when it came to rapping. They don't call me Prince for no reason I'm slick the Vegeta of this s**t!
It was the whole Uptown musical influence of 5 Dub, Cypher Six, Izz, Sky, Rah, and Legend that was the driving force behind the dopest artist you are speaking with on today.
The best advice I could give another artist is make sure you learn the business side of this rap s**t. N****s you think is rich as f**k, whether it's in the music industry or locally in your city most of the time be broke as f**k simply because they didn't take the time to learn the business end.
I sat my a** down for two years straight before I even decided to step foot in this game because I really wanted the money f**k you mean? Everybody has a starting point your not just going to blow over night, and if you do if you don't know the business I guarantee your a** going to be broke again or in debt.
What about concerts? Do you play live?
I actually live to touch down on that stage! People who have seen me perform live know about my stage presence and its beauty, but as of right now I'm not currently doing concerts. I wan't to work more on building my catalogue and providing dope visuals for my Royal Loyals thats my super supportive fan base by the way. Without them there would't be a Prince.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
B***h I fill up banks (Philip Banks) no Vivian gah damn deez n****z hate to see me win!
That's the 1st one that comes to mind I got way too many of them I really do this rap s**t.