Our discovery is probably the hottest of the week and prooves that Hip-Hip is not dead. Even if it sounds cliché, the reality is here: it is rare to find a rap track with Flow, technique, and lyrical content.
If you were doing something interesting or not, we will advise you to stop. Take a few seconds and dive into “Earthquake”, by A.K.A. The Truth. Allow yourself a few moments to listen to the message. A few minutes of hard-hitting Hip-Hop and reality check. the track is so powerful that it was only right and interesting to post A.K.A.’s own words about his song.
A.K.A. The Truth, our ‘Hip-Hop’ saviors! The artist has just unveiled a new single “Earthquake”. It’s enjoyable to listen from start to finish, and one that truly stands out from other rappers that have emerged within hip-hop in the past few years thanks to its originality and a real sense of the music.
“Earthquake” literally made our day and we suggest you listen to it. Pure Hip-Hop dope. Congratulation guys, A.K.A. showed to the world that real music is still on the agenda.
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We invite you to discover his music right now and to discover our conversation with him below:
1.Tell us about Earthquake? And what’s the story behind it?
I’ll be honest I freestyled for most of this song and as soon as I heard the beat it resonated Earthquake. It SAID Earthquake and it had me thinking about how the world is going through earthquakes in all aspects of life not just geographically. Injustices in the black community go ignored or filmed without anyone behind the camera doing anything else but filming. I’ve seen one video out of 100s of 1000s that had showcased white people using their privilege to stop an unwarranted and unlawful arrest of a black man. It’s tough because I said it in my song, “thought it was a cover when you’re all about your bread, but a pistol to a man ain’t never lived again,” and it’s true it really doesn’t matter what position in life you are as a black individual. If you are in the wrong circumstance at the worst time then you can also lose your life by a cop, the people that have sworn to protect us, but instead has built a reputation to hunt us and kill us. Everybody picks a side, they choose the group with the ideology that seems better to them and some choose not to understand the other person’s perspective.
2.What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?
My music is weird and ranges from all sorts of inspirations. I make my own variation of music and utilize whatever musical tool I can in order to create a sound I feel is good enough to put out. I would describe my music as relatable and a sound that matches any vibe you feel but can also create a vibe you’ve never felt before or knew you could even feel. On top of that, I just have fun with it and with most of my music you can tell I put passion into each record.
3.Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of?
I would say right now it’s the fact that so many people hit me up after a song release or post my song everywhere so people can see it and share the same feelings I felt or their own interpretation of the song. I don’t make a song that has strict meanings, I leave it to the listener to determine what they think of my lines. I think the best moment as of right now is knowing that I touch people with my music and they’re confident and comfortable enough to reach out to me about it.
4.How do you balance your music with other obligations – family, friends or work?
Music is a stress reliever to me, it’s like when people go to the gym, or play soccer or basketball on their free time after fulfilling their own obligations. I use my free time to write out my songs, catch a vibe with a beat or discover myself, and experiment and see what new type of sound I can bring to the table.
5. What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
At this point, I am not too far into my career. I start making and putting out music seriously in November of 2019 believe it or not. So I would say if you have a passion for your craft. Continue to work on it, keep that curiosity of how to get better and more exposure, and the right people will knock on your door. Just make the music for the love of making the music, don’t ever do it for anything else or else making music will be a lot harder and less genuine down the line.
6.If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
I love you guys to the moon and back. Every single one of you that follow me and listen to me I am so blessed and so hyped about it. I may not be big or anything crazy but WHO CARES, I actually have people who listen to my projects and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.
The more people you put on to my music the more we grow, the quicker and sooner I can meet you guys and person and the more fun we’ll have down the line. I’mma show love back to y’all there’s no doubt, Truth Gang you know what it is!!
7.What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?
I am working on a Mixtape that I will be dropping next summer, I won’t spew out too many details but it’s going to touch and surprise a lot of you. However, I have plenty of singles to release in the upcoming months so stay tuned for the variety, growth and change in sound that’s to come.
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