As I go forward with my Interview series that features underground artists, I choose those who I believe can teach us all something. This time around I talk to Milo Velour who will not only make you a fan but teach you some valuable ways. Especially in this music industry for those upcoming artists. His confidence is everything and he reminds us that sometimes you just have to â€śDive in the water and swimâ€ť get to know the creative Milo Velour!
â€˘First and foremost, Who are you? What do you do? And where are you from?
My name is Milo Velour, Iâ€™m a producer/rapper from Philadelphia, PA currently living in Dallas, TX.
â€˘What made you want to get into this?
I wanted to be a singer at first because I was a fan of Chris Brown, and my dad always played old 80s and 90s rap, like Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, stuff like that. So Iâ€™ve always been around music and I finally got serious about it in 7th grade.
â€˘What are your goals? How you plan to achieve them?
I want to be the next biggest thing in music. Not rap, hip-hop, no specific genre. I want to take music to a whole new level. I already have the next 5-10 years mapped out. Who I have to work with, what sounds Iâ€™ll create. Itâ€™s all ready to go. I see myself bigger than Yeezy, bigger than Dre, Drake even.
â€˘What has been the most rewarding?
Iâ€™m still on my grind so I havenâ€™t seen much reward, but I believe that just trusting my gut and not being afraid to take risks has helped me a ton. As well as the fact that I can produce. I can easily build my name just by sending rappers fire material.
â€˘What is your strategy for preparing to release a song/video/project?
and for this upcoming project specifically?
Im dropping this tape on Friday. #PIMPNAMEMILO its a free compilation album of some sort. Just major summer vibes. I just had DJ Nick Marino drop some tunes for me. Bluntiq for the video debut. Just slowly building relationships with bigger platforms so that more people can hear me.
â€˘Do you have a team of supporters or are you solo? Which would be more beneficial for you? & why
I have a few friends who have blessed me with their help. Iâ€™ve met new faces along the way who have been down to contribute as well. Itâ€™s all about who you know in life so you just have to dive in the water and swim.
â€˘What keeps you going and focused?
Just the fact that Iâ€™ve wanted this since I was 7. I have a son on the way as well. I have to make sure he grows up to be a king. DJ Khaled has inspired me heavily on how I want my son to live. I literally have to secure the bag for my boy.
â€˘Will there be a point or time where you feel that if your music career isnâ€™t where youâ€™d like It to be youâ€™ll move on? Have you set a limit for yourself?
No limits have been set. I want to work in this industry forever. When Iâ€™m too old to make my own stuff Iâ€™ll transition to making the stars. I was born to do this.
â€˘How would you describe your music/vibe?
I have many different sounds. Everyday is something new. One day I might make you feel like youre going 200mph on the highway, the next day I could have you reminiscing on your high school love. Too many styles to note. Just know that Iâ€™m here to stay and that hits will be made.
â€˘When your or someone else is creating a video idea how is that process between the artist and videographer?
When a videographer comes to me with an idea I let them carry it out 100% unless I without a doubt have to make change. I like innovation and Iâ€™m always open to see things from someone elses perspective.
â€˘How do you feel about blog help? Necessary or just helpful?
I wouldnt say its necessary but making the connection could make things much easier for an upcoming artist. I see my method of doing things as creating an army. On some Pablo Escobar waves. My material isnt bad at all, only rising in quality. So the more troops (supporters) I can add to my army, the faster I can take over the playing field.