Modello, born July 10, 1990, is a versatile musical artist for his generation. His sound is shaped from some of the hottest legends in today’s music industry. After graduation, Modello got into modeling at the age of 17, which was a major way to start his fan base and entertainment career.
For the next several years, he traveled often between the big cities of New York, LA, and Chicago and surrounding areas perfecting his craft. Modello used his life experiences from the various regions to influence his different sounds.
With his success on the rise, Modello has returned to his roots in Chicago and is back to finish what he started as a hip hop artist.
We are sharing our recent interview with him.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Modello : Well, my professional career started when I was in 7th grade. Being always into music I started writing my own lyrics. Of course then I knew nothing of structure on how rap songs go but I wanted to express things I went through or encountered. My English teacher introduced me to poetry and rhyme schemes. Which of course evolved my writing skills.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Modello : Money lol, Watching artist such as cash money, no limit, 2 pac etc.. throwing money around like it’s nothing seemed like the life to have, especially coming from englewood of Chicago. But the person that made me want more than money, made me want to be an artist not just a rapper was Fabolous. Out of every rapper I seen I felt that I connected with his music more, especially because I love beautiful women as well lol.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release?
Modello : My most recent release “Pin Up” is kinda surrounded in the image of women like Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe being that sex symbol with the glamours appeal. Plus I always had a thing for lighter women, women with fishnets, blond hair, red lipstick, etc… I think because of those two women right there lol. But overall just a beautiful woman no matter what race knowing how to be sexy, a sex symbol. So if you listen to the lyrics you’ll draw the content of that meaning in so many ways.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Modello : So far I’ve received all positive feedback umm, of course everything is not for everyone so of course I’ll receive some dislikes. But overall people love the production, the video, the lyrics. Being my biggest critic I wish I could have found someone to appeal to that Betty Grable look but I honestly think it’s one of my best videos so far.
Twist Online : Modelling played a vital role in your career. You are still into the modelling along with music?
Modello : Not really but I will if the profits worth it. Not really into just modeling for the experience or anything Only compensation. Maybe if I’ll boost my career and not slander my image as an artist I’ll consider doing it but other than that no.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios or modelling?
Modello : I love being in the studio but I think being able to perform in front of a crowd fans, potential fans, and family gets my Adrenaline rushing more then anything. It’s like a connection the feeling you have when you speak to the person you’ve been crushing on for so long it’s like a… im finally where I belong kinda thing. Metaphorically speaking.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Modello : Yes my target is to be the best at what I do. Bribing that love that soul back into hip hop music is my biggest ideal target. Everything platinum nothing less from singles to albums. Push my clothing line I have coming the beginning of next year, my EP release coming at the end of this year so yeah I’m really tryna just elevate and become who I really am.
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
Modello : Yes! My EP entitled “Amour De La Rue” which is Street Love in french. This EP will be surrounded by what I spoke on earlier as in love. And it’s not all about the love for girlfriends or boyfriends but, more of the love from any relationships that you’ve built, good or bad. We all have enemies of come sort we all have friends but you have to love them both is a sense and that’s the ammo that I’m giving you in this project to use in everyday life.