Featured artist: Elimino – The Next Slim Shady?
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Elimino from Coos Bay 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, Elimino! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
Elimino: I started rapping at ten years old after i somehow got my hands on a Bone thugs N' Harmony album back in 2000. Dre's 2001 one album came out shortly after that featuring the up and coming Eminem… After hearing them, i knew that i wanted to do Hip-Hop!
The best advice given to me so far was from Atlantic Records' A&R Knowledge, who told me to make sure my songs weren't too "Rappy" and that my hooks were really important and should stand out in the song.
What about concerts? Do you play live?
Yes, i currently so smalls shows at local clubs and am planning to go to Redding, california next!
Best punchline you ever wrote?
Catch Fate before it catches you, because it's something that you have to do/ we wont always have youth so i consider myself proof, that we're livin' the the path we choose/ you f%*kin douche..