DOUBLE R OSCAR EXCLUSIVE INSIDER REPORT
• What first got you into music?
From a young age, I was captivated by the power of music and its ability to bring people together. Growing up, I was often tuned into Channel O, where I was exposed to an array of musical styles and artists. This experience fueled my imagination and instilled within me a deep passion for creating music. In 2013, I teamed up with Certified Bad Guys (CBG) a group of 3, which is me, Oscarr , Omaremi & BOS , and together, we set out on a journey to make our mark on the industry. Our early success and recognition as artists only served to reinforce my commitment to music, and I have been pursuing my passion ever since.
• Who inspired you to make music?
As an up-and-coming artist, I have been influenced by a diverse array of musical legends. Early on, artists such as 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross inspired me with their lyrical prowess and captivating musical style. I was instantly drawn to the world of rap, and my love for this genre has only continued to grow over time. As I developed my own unique sound, I was also inspired by more contemporary artists and their innovative approaches to music-making. These influences have shaped my musical journey and continue to inspire me in my creative pursuits.
• How would you describe the music that you typically create?
As an artist, I specialize in crafting an afro-fusion of R’n’B and hip hop, a genre that seamlessly blends the soulful elements of R’n’B with the energy and rhythm of hip hop. I believe this style represents the perfect balance of both worlds, delivering a dynamic and electrifying sound that captivates audiences and sets me apart as a unique and innovative artist.
• What is your creative process like?
I usually write or have a melody before I enter the studio, or whenever I get into the studio, if I hear something I like I hit voice notes on my phone and start recording a draft. Slowly but surely, the song always comes to fruition in a very interesting fashion.
• Who would you most like to collaborate with?
As an artist, I am always eager to collaborate and create with other musicians who share my passion and creative vision. In particular, I would love the opportunity to work with artists such as Rick Ross, Andre 3000, SZA, and Justin Skye. Each of these musicians bring a unique and captivating sound to the table, and I believe that blending our musical styles would result in truly innovative and exciting projects.
• If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
As a rising artist, the opportunity to open for a seasoned performer would be a dream come true. Given my musical style and the influence of afrobeat in my work, I would be honored to open for the legendary Burna Boy. This award-winning artist has left an indelible mark on the music industry and continues to inspire countless musicians with his unique and dynamic sound. To be able to share the stage with such a talented artist would be an unforgettable experience.
• What is one message you would give to your fans?
As an artist, my goal is to inspire and empower my fans to pursue their passions and live their lives to the fullest. My message to them is simple: believe in yourself and your dreams, no matter what obstacles may arise. Live each day as if you’re on stage, because you never know when the opportunity to shine will present itself. With hard work, determination, and a positive attitude, anything is possible.
• What is the most useless talent you have?
I can smell rain right before it starts.
Funny how I am quite athletic & can do some stunts but I guess that’s not all use less lol.
• Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
As an artist, it’s important to consistently hone one’s craft, even in the shower. While I don’t spend a significant amount of time singing in the shower, I do make the most of my time there by using it as an opportunity to warm up my voice and practice new material. Whether it’s performing unreleased songs of my own or experimenting with features I plan to tackle, I strive to continually push my limits and improve as an artist.
• What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
As a versatile and multi-talented individual, I have a diverse set of interests and skills. With a background in TV and film business, I envision myself excelling in the world of real estate or film production. Music may be my foremost passion, but I am confident that my education and experience would allow me to thrive in a variety of industries. Regardless of the path I take, my drive and determination will ensure that I am successful in whatever I put my mind to.
• Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
As a talented and sought-after performer, I have had the privilege of entertaining audiences at venues such as El Mocambo and Lee’s Palace. Each performance has been a unique and memorable experience, with audiences always bringing an electrifying energy that makes each show truly unforgettable. Although I have enjoyed every performance I have given, I am unable to share any details on upcoming shows at this time. Nevertheless, I am eagerly looking forward to continuing my journey as an artist and sharing my passion for music with fans all over the world.
• How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The impact of the internet on the music industry has been immense, transforming the way music is distributed, consumed and discovered by audiences. As an artist, I embrace the challenge of adapting to this ever-evolving landscape, striving to make my mark and reach my fans in innovative and impactful ways. The playing field is now open for all artists to showcase their talents, and I am confident in my ability to rise to the top and deliver my unique sound to the world.
• What is your favorite song to perform?
As an artist constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity and musicality, it would be difficult to name a single favorite song to perform. However, I am continually inspired by my own musical growth and evolution, and each new composition I create becomes a personal favorite, surpassing the musical prowess of its predecessors.
• Which famous musicians do you admire?
As an artist, I have great admiration for musicians who have put African culture and music on the map. It takes a lot of courage to deviate from mainstream norms and standards, and it can often have an impact on one’s image and success. However, those who have made this sacrifice to empower their roots and heritage are truly remarkable and deserving of admiration.
• What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
I cheated on my girl and her friend had me set-up. I can’t go into the details of that, but that shook me. Don’t message girls. Focus on yourself, kings.
• What is the best advice you’ve been given?
The best advice I have ever received was to make each moment count and leave a lasting impact. Life is a precious opportunity to create something memorable and meaningful, so I strive to make every day count.
• If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
As a visionary artist, I believe in embracing the challenges and complexities of the industry. Rather than seeking to change it, I see these obstacles as opportunities to showcase my resilience, creativity, and perseverance. The journey to success is just as important as the destination, and I relish the prospect of overcoming adversity and etching my name in the annals of music history. In essence, I choose to embrace the industry as it is, and channel my energies towards making a lasting impact.
• What’s next for you?
As an artist, I am constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity and striving for new heights in my career. My focus is on delivering fresh and innovative music, embarking on exciting new projects, and collaborating with other talented artists. I am also looking to expand my brand through strategic deals and endorsements. Stay tuned for what’s next!