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Conversation with Hip Hop artist “Fame Is Mike”

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We are sharing our recent interview with Hip Hop artist “Fame Is Mike”

First of all please tell us about the start of your music career?
The start of my music career was kind of a random thing. Of course I’d played an instrument here and there growing up – guitar, and not particularly well – but when I discovered that I had the capability to sit down and make a beat, my interest began to really deepen. I’ve always written poetry and for the most part it’s all rhymed, so combined with my appreciation for the art of hip hop, I felt making a contribution to it was frankly a no-brainer. It’s a solid outlet for emotional frustration too.

Who or what inspired you to form your first duo?
My first duo was, Swarley Sheen, formed way back in 2010 with my cousin. The chemistry and similarities the two of us share expedites the creative process a lot, and the creative influences were primarily Bad Meets Evil and OutKast.

Our readers would like to know what is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned in my career is to put your best foot forward constantly. A couple times I felt pretty scorned or let down by some third party, and even if that was true to a degree had I done my best beforehand at every given opportunity I certainly would’ve minimized the damage.

Tell us about your upcoming release “Frontiers”?
“Frontiers” can best be summed up as project that operates off of vibes and people. The lyrical content is a bit more relaxed compared to previous releases, and the beats are almost entirely self-made, as opposed to the outsourcing that was done on past projects.

Any particular track from the album that’s your favorite?
There’s a track that isn’t quite done yet but it’s called “You Make Me Smile” and I really love it. I hold it in a high regard as both a creator of music and a fan. That’s a unique thing, as I usually don’t allow myself the opportunity to enjoy my music until the creative process is completely finished. It’s usually more a pass or fail, but this song gets an actual A from me.

What’s the best part of being a music artist?
The best part of being an artist in the realm of music is the freedom you’re given on stage. Your own creation is the script, you direct your own movements, you interact with the audience in ways a movie never could… it’s truly special.

Have you set some goals to achieve?
My biggest goal in this is to produce music that makes me feel good. I know that’s kind of selfish, but I started this as a means to get out emotions in a creative way, and if I can please some people along the way, that’s fantastic & I love that. Being a distraction from someone’s bad day makes me feel pretty damn good too.

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