Europe has hip hop talent?

Featured artist: Gus – Europe has hip hop talent?

As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Gus from Kaunas 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, Gus! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?

Gus: It just came to me, I can't even really explain it. I do remember the first time I wrote a bar, though. It was in the 8th grade, I was sitting in English class. Bored out of my mind, I opened the dictionary and just picked out a word I liked and started rhyming with it. Needless to say, what I wrote was garbage, but the format to express my thoughts really stuck with me… So I just went from that moment onwards.

"Music doesn't have to be perfect"

Gus


What about concerts? Do you play live?

Not as of yet… It's the one thing that I can't seem to force myself to do, even though I'm being pushed to do so by many people. I'm just stuck in a feeling that I still need to improve my music, before I can perform it.

Best punchline you ever wrote?

y'all got balls made of steel but I am Magneto

Gus

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

I have released an EP in the summer of 2017 called "Egoistic Animal".

Right now, I'm finishing up another album, it's got like 2 more songs left. I might change it, but the title of it right now is "happy to be sad". I really changed up my sound in the almost 2 years, so I'm excited to release it!

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

If I would sign one, it would have to be a well-negotiated contract with no sketchy clauses and stuff like that.

The pros are obviously the publicity and the marketing power that they have. The cons are the financial situation they put you in, if you sign a bad contract.

Any last words?

I just want to shout out the 2 people that influenced and changed my sound the most and those are: Travis Scott and XXXTentacion (Rest in peace).

Where can people follow you to stay up-to-date?

Gus: https://soundcloud.com/official_gus

Thank you for your time. We wish you much success in your further career.

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