Sunday, July 30, 2017

Prada Gino Interview

Earlier this month, we caught up with Hightyme Entertainment recording artist Prada Gino for a brief interview and here's what he had to say...

Muzique Magazine. Do you feel Like the industry needs more artists like yourself? why?
Prada Gino. Yes, I believe that the labels like to over-saturate a certain sound to ride the coat tails of other artist till the trend is not hot anymore. Right now the trend is to be a mumble rapper who spits about absolutely nothing sustainable. I think we need more conscious rappers who understand current events and how to incorporate them into the mainstream market like Jay Z or Kendrick Lamar. I like to rap about situations that can happen to everyday people for example: love gone wrong, fake friends, greed, etc. I would personally buy albums that speak volumes not these side B tape artist today!


Muzique Magazine. Who was your inspiration?
Prada Gino. I grew up in the city of Chicago in the 90's and 2000's so I would say I had a huge influence from early Kanye West. I loved the way he used his wordplay and had something to speak about. I wanted to be able to create my own lane of music and art the way he did for the city. My parents were both dj's as well so we always had great music in the house. I remember some early Toni Braxton, Bone Thugs, and MC Lite that spoke to me musically as well.

Muzique Magazine.When did you start making music and taking it serious?
Prada Gino. I started making music at the age of 15 with a friend that lived in my neighborhood. We would use a old karaoke Machine that had a tape deck in it to record one side and play music on the other. by the time I was 16, I began to take my craft seriously performing in talent shows and at events in the city. I was told by my peers that I had a great sound and voice and that I should really pursue this as a career opportunity.

Muzique Magazine. Does Going Gold or Platinum Matter To You?
Prada Gino. Yes, definitely! I want to be able to accomplish this feet before I become signed to any label or company to prove that with my 10 years of knowledge in the business, you can make it happen on your own.

Muzique Magazine. What is your ultimate goal at the end of your career?
Prada Gino. I want to have left a positive carbon footprint on the planet by being able to help others in the world. this is way bigger then music, I have plans to be apart of the UN once I make enough of a splash in the industry so I can do my fair share to help the world in any way I can!


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Email: HignTyme 7 Entertainment