Artist Bio: A young man based in the Atlanta area that will give you a different outlook on life and how he see’s it, easy to relate to and has a unique flow unlike no other.

This emerging artist has the sound of new and old school, puts a lot of energy in his music so you will definitely hear the passion in his voice so come enjoy the ride through Ryouul’s mind.

1) Talk to me about the making of your latest project. What was the inspiration behind it?

I feel like the inspiration comes from a materialistic standpoint I know that almost everybody wants a nice sport coupe, my dream car has been a black Auddi coupe for a long time so you might hear about it in some of my next projects but if anything the vibe is all about grinding till you get what you want just to prove yourself you can do it.

2) With the music industry tanking and record sales falling, how do you currently make money as an independent hip-hop artist?

To be honest I don’t care about money I mean its cool and all but I love music to death so making it is a ton of fun and even when the money comes I won’t switch up its what keeps me going day by day but as of right now I’m working a part time 9 to 5 about to get back in college so I can earn a major as a message therapist or physical trainer.

3) From a business point of view, which artists in the game do you think are really pushing the boundaries and changing it up?

I feel like Kendrick lamar has really changed a lot of things in rap especially with the extravagant marketing scheme for DAMN it was like everything he did was right on point and precise especially with his dope videos and he keeps people questioning his lyrics, he’s like one of those thriller books where you have to pay attention to context clues.

4) What business lessons have you learnt from the music industry so far?

I think the biggest lesson I learned is about coming up with a efficient marketing scheme for optimal promotion and as of right now I feel like I’m in that trial and error phase so my future me will thank me for making these brash decisions.

5) What do you love about hip-hop music?

I love how Hip-Hop can relate to anybody in anyway no matter what your background is or where you come from it’s at least one song out there that you can truly resonate with.

6) What still surprises you about hip-hop?

The production of music the growth has been amazing it seems like being a hip-hop artist now days is the new rockstar but it kind of reminds me when hip-hop was first introduced to the masses back in the 70’s and 80’s where everybody was buying records.

7) If you had the power to change one thing about the hip-hop industry to help independent artists – what would it be?

Take the spotlight off artists that ain’t talking about shit and put it on the artists that is.

8) Who do you think are top 3 rappers doing it at the moment?

Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, and Ryouul.

9) So what are your plans for the future?

My plan is to find my audience and once I do that I want to grow and feed them continuously also I want to top the billboard 100 and have a platinum single or album so as of right now I have a lot of work to do but I’m up for the test.

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Written by Hao Nguyen
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