We recently interviewed music artist Meaty, hails from Mid-Ohio, raised in a small town named Mansfield. 2017 is the year the King comes home, the prodigal son returns, the future meets the present. Meaty’s first two singles Saucy and Get It On The Floor from his upcoming album S3V3N are creating some buzz. The album will be release Nov 11. The singles and album will be available on iTunes, Spotify and other online music outlets, as well as Reverbnation and Meaty’s website. 2017 has been a productive year for Meaty who will also drop his first of three mixtapes in his I Am O-H.10 series. Together with his long-time partner and younger sibling Mz. Smoov, Meaty is building not only a career in the music industry but a brand with staying power!!
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Meaty : I’ve always had a deep love for music…pretty much from the time. I could understand what it was. My first real start, I created the opportunity by going overseas to work and with that money I was able to buy my first equipment setup. I was also doing shows over there (Iraq) for the soldiers.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Meaty : My inspiration comes from my mother, she was such an awesome vocalist. I would just sit and read listening to her sing as a child, and Michael Jackson…the King!
Twist Online : How does it feels staying away from your country? Does it has any influence on your music?
Meaty : Going away gives me a greater appreciation for what we have here in the U.S. People around the world are really living hard…I mean imagine living in a mudhut. No electricity or running water anything you eat you have to grow. It gives you a better perspective on a lot….even the worst hood in America is heaven over there. It has an influence because when I speak on something it’s because I’ve been there or done that. It has allowed me to speak from a different point of view.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recently released first two singles Saucy and Get It On The Floor of your upcoming album S3V3N ?
Meaty : Saucy is the first single I am releasing…it is a solo effort that speaks on the definition of being called Saucy and then I go into telling the world where I’m from and what it is like. It definitely speaks on who I am as a person and what I am about. Floor that’s one of my favorite tracks just because of how it was made. This track features my little homey Big Scrilla and it is a song aimed at my women getting it across the nation stripping. I was home for like maybe a month from overseas and me and Scrilla was just chilling in the studio with Smoov…and she put a beat on and me and him just synced on that track It was very natural and this is one of the singles I’m a do a video for.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Meaty : I’ve received a very good response from my two singles from a small sample size of listeners. With the singles being so new we wanted to get our marketing plan airtight first before putting them out there. We also videos for those singles in production and slated to be released early 2018.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Meaty : Performing on stage is such more of a great experience for me. I love seeing the fans and engaging with them during a performance. I love the studio vibe also but it is really just so much better to me being on stage.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Meaty : I have set some pretty lofty goals for myself…there is no reason to do it if you’re not aiming for the sky. I want to position myself to be in a role more like Jay-Z or Master P. They were able to put themselves in executive positions using music as the vehicle.
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other projects?
Meaty : I am working on some other projects. I have a mixtape series coming out… it is untitled right now lol cause I’m working more on the music. Once I hear what I like as far as tracks, I will give it a name. I will also be feature on my labelmates’ albums, which are scheduled to be release later this year and the beginning of next year. I will be doing a lot of engineering on their projects as well.
Thank-you for the opportunity!