Artist Spotlight (Interview) – Wave

 

Featured Artist: Wave

A 20 year old Hip-Hop artist from Birmingham, UK

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Where do you hail from?

I’m from Birmingham, UK born and bred.

How did your artist name come about?
In school I used to have 360 waves and thats what I was known for so it kinda just caught on

 

How long have you been making music?

In total, about 5 years, but I’ve only taken it seriously for a year. 

How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?

I would describe it as a more urban form of old school hip hop. I used to constantly be listening to Big L, Tupac, Kendrick, Wu-Tang… I loved the rhyme patterns and flow they had/have, and that definitely inspired my music today.

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How do you spend your time outside of the business?

When I’m not in the studio I’m either writing, chilling, free-styling with my guys or listening to music to improve… I don’t spend a lot of time outside of music.

What are your current thoughts of the music business in 2018?

Music ain’t the same as it was 20 years ago, just like everything it adjusts and adapts… there is some great talent around now that wouldn’t have been a while ago but threes also some ‘artists’ that will just say anything on a hyped up beat and they’re famous overnight… Which for artists like me is sad because we put our heart and soul into our craft. It’s definitely been dumbed down throughout the years. 

What have you got planned for the near future?

Right now I’m just focused on doing shows and finishing my new EP which will be coming soon. 

What inspires you when you make your music?

My life is the main factor when i write my music, i keep it real for my listeners and potential fans. if i ain’t lived it i won’t spit about it.

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What music are you bumping at the moment?

Right now I’m bumping a bit of rap (Dave East, 50 cent, Nas) and a bit of trap (Migos, 21 savage), depending on my mood.   

Who’s in your Top 5 greatest artist of all time?

In no particular order:
Rakim
Method man
Kendrick
Big L
Lil Snupe 

Where can the world find you on the web?

i’m on Instagram as @w.avemusic and Facebook as Music by Wave. 

Do you have anything you’d like to plug or let the people know about?

Keep a lookout for ‘The Grove’, my first official project and make sure you follow me on social media! Also a big thank you to Bout Dat for having me! 

Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing more from you in future!

 

check out Wave latest single HONEST on soundcloud!

 

 

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