Blac G is an independent American rapper, songwritwer, and engineer from Hurtsboro, Alabama. He released his first official solo project October 3, 2019 “Know What To Do With It”. His single “I Got Tools” reflects on the story of building his studio from scratch and self-producing his own album. He is known from the single “If I Pull Up” featuring Alabama’s first rap duo, “Dirty Boyz”. He diversified country slang with versatile content aiming to entertain and educate. Blac G started making music with a group he created called Ghutta Klic and later formed an independent record label, ‘Down The Road Bizness’ (D.T.R.Biz). He went on to release the single “Get Somewhere”, setting the tone for originality and passion. With the release of his lastest single “Black Back” he sets the trend of the trendy topic of blacks in America. Blac G kicks 2021 off with singles “Just Call Me Doc” and “His Story” to start the year off.
Lisa: Hi Blac G! When you create music, what is your personal purpose or goal, and what is the mission of Blac G?
Blac G: My personal purpose or goal would be to make a lucrative income from music and the mission of Blac G is to educate while entertaining.
Lisa: How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Blac G: The music I create is alive, in motion, and full of energy. You can bob your head, maybe learn something, and/or open your mind.
Lisa: Do you get creative blocks? If so, what do you do to move past them?
Blac G: Yes, I move on to what’s next or take a break. Most of the time you just need a break.
Lisa: Your latest song “Black Back” is awesome. What’s the story behind it?
Blac G: I linked up with one of my producers (Chiveer) and it was like a response to the Lil Baby song ‘The Big Picture’. Everybody was acting like black was back, like it went somewhere “We Been Here”!
Lisa: Tell me more about your independent record label, ‘Down The Road Bizness’.
Blac G: The name derived from my hometown, Hurtsboro, AL, we call ourselves the Down The Road Boyz. Well we’re grown now and it’s all about the business. I’m in the show bizness which is entertainment and I’m in it for longevity which is down the road. We see the long way!
Lisa: Where were your last songs “Just Call Me Doc” and “His Story” recorded? Did you collaborate with anyone, or produced by yourself?
Blac G: They were recorded at Down The Road Bizness studio. I collaborated on the production side with London Upshaw on both songs. His Story is featuring my cousin Zay.D and El-G.
Lisa: Does your music fit in to your local scene? If so, how do you take advantage of that? If not, do you see that as an obstacle and what do you do about it?
Blac G: I would say yes. I make sure I network and bring awareness to my brand.
Lisa: What does your curiosity look like? How do you explore things?
Blac G: I learn something new everyday. I explore things by searching all resources until I find what I’m looking for.
Lisa: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Blac G: Bring back Doe B, stop artist from being killed. Stop the promotion of us killing us. Stop all the hate and clout chasing. Make a school to teach artists/indie labels about the business side.
Lisa: What are you currently working on, and what’s next for you?
Blac G: I got Blac G and Quez Dawg on they a** like a “Seat Cushion” coming soon!
I got “Like Yesterday” coming soon featuring one of my female artists ‘Amy’!
I working on videos for all songs shot by Key Scene It and KenXL
I’m working on a live mix edition of all my songs chopped and mixed by DJ Fruit!
Next is the next step which is being profitable and sustaining. Making a bigger impact on the world through music or any other avenues. Keep working on the craft and exploring new ways to gain exposure. Step by step winning as an independent artist.
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