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Interview with New Jersey Singer and Songwriter Royce Castro

Nothing worth having will never come easy life is a test everyday is school.

Hailing from historical Lawnside, New Jersey Royce Castro is one of the most versatile upcoming artist in music. Influenced by life past present and future as well as The youngest of 5 brothers Royce grew up being exposed to a variety of hip hop from every coast which allowed him at an early age to comprehend lyricism .

Growing up in Lawnside Royce often rapped for fun with close childhood friend and OGM brother Millionz after school in the basement free styling or just going back and forth to see who would remember the lyrics better to Outkast and Bone Thugs And Harmony albums. (greatest times in life). He has been through so many turns in life helps him never run out of material to voice over tracks “. Life is a lesson as a whole you want to forget the bad but the key to life is always see the beauty in it no matter how ugly it may be. (A statement that he carries everywhere).

Lisa: How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Royce: The music i create could be any type of music it all depends on what a track says to me .

Lisa: You are youngest of 5 brothers, were you influenced by your older brothers in making music?

Royce: Yes absolutely being the youngest of 5 i got a taste of so many artists at an early age where i became very intrigued by others life stories and their surroundings. At age 7 because of music i found out the world is a lot bigger than the community i grew up in and everyone has a story.

Lisa: You have very interesting lyrics; I like your writing style. What types of change do you feel your music can initiate?

Royce: Thank you i appreciate that a great deal because i really pride myself on being me and creative giving you all of me so you can tell what i scribe is personal and more importantly came from my own mind . I feel like my music can always motivate and inspire others which is always the aim influencing others to just be them.

Lisa: What inspired you to write “Yourz Truly”?

Royce: Yourz Truly was inspired by life at one point i was in search of perfection when i realized that with everything going on around me nothing in this life is perfect. All you can have is your version of it and that’s close as you’ll get to perfection.

Lisa: How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

Royce: I played the track over and over until it spoke to me usually when i get the first line when creating everything else just flows classic pen to pad style lol.

Lisa: Describe your approach to recording.

Royce: My approach is serious because many don’t respect the art and the craft of hip hop though my approach is serious and business like it’s the only time I feel free at certain times during life.

Lisa: What non-musical entities and ideas have impacted your music?

Royce: Just life as a whole inspires me to be creative but what i love most is developing kids in a program I’m part of called difference makers it’s not just about coaching young kings basketball it’s also a mentor ship where we prepare them for life and give them the tools to maneuver in a world with so many obstacles . It’s my calling in life appointed by the most High.

Lisa: What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

Royce: Won’t get into specifics but went to jail spent day and a half and never put myself in that position to happen ever again . It was the worst experience of my life . Filthy conditions and when you’re getting processed having to strip naked is degrading.

Lisa: What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Royce: The best advice I’ve ever been given is make moves less announcements . Ppl will have your name in everything but a prayer . Nothing worth having will never come easy life is a test everyday is school.

Lisa: What are you working on right now, and what’s next for you?

Royce: What I’m working on now is my next project The Rollz Royce Chronicles . I promise you it’s gonna be a dope vibe . Hopefully this curve will flatten so i can get back to doing what i do best and that’s performing for audiences there no greater high than building a connection w others.

Thank you!

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What do you think?

Lisa

Written by Lisa

Lisa is an undergraduate at Universitá Degli Studi di Roma, she is currently studying course in modern pop culture. She loves to write about and live for the music.

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