Here at Limitless Magazine we had the amazing opportunity of interviewing up and coming talent, Monster AKA qweezii Baby. Check out what he had to say below.
Limitless Magazine: Can you tell our readers about what really inspired you to write music?
Monster: I was always into poetry from really young and I had an admiration for 2Pac whom I’ve read started rap from poetry. And he always looked cool was cool so that’s where it rooted. But in 12th grade I had a real fall out from some of my friends and I had to ride solo-dolo you know. And when I put my headphones on, it stopped feeling lonely. Like these guys they are looking out for me, in a way being my friend without us personally knowing each other. And that strengthened an urge for me to somehow give that feeling to someone when they needed it the most like I feel they did. If it wasn’t for music in those times I don’t know where I’d be now.
Limitless Magazine: When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Monster: After high school. I quit my job in fast food I was working at Hardee’s. Went on a vacation to New York was around some people that were in my middle school, and 9th grade. And it felt good. And I decided I was over 18, I’m just not going back. And the vacation became permanent. I written a couple of raps shared them with them, they digged it. And from there found a studio and that’s when I knew.
Limitless Magazine: How do you describe your sound/style?
Monster: It came along way to really feel authentic. When I first started I really looked up to Jay-Z and Eminem and at first I was stuck with comparisons to the ladder. I researched so much about how they recorded and I recorded like that. I wanted to one take my recordings. With that time it transformed. But you could probably see bits of everyone I’ve admired in my sound and my style that manifest into itself.
Limitless Magazine: What’s your process for dealing with performance anxiety?
Monster: Just a lot of experience. I’ve had bad show outs as well as phenomenal ones. But I always credit my great performances for the my worst ones. My worst ones never repeated itself, and it stripped me of my fear of performance anxiety.
Limitless Magazine: What is your creative process when creating a new song?
Monster: Sometimes a song creates itself with me. Sometimes a song takes a couple days, maybe weeks to finish. Rarely longer than that. I’ve learned for myself just to not force it. Sometimes that fire ass second verse only comes after maybe experiencing an art I wouldn’t have had I just forced music onto the paper. I want to enjoy the process I love music and I want to be known as a great pen. So I do not force it as much as I may have used to. But it’s really hard to answer that. I am a real creative though.
Limitless Magazine: Tell us about your new releases. What song are you pushing right now?
Monster: I am about to release a cover to Jack Harlow’s What’s Poppin. I called it Lobo’s Revenge. I released so far this year F**k Friends which unfortunately they won’t let me promote because of the curse word in it. I would love to push that track. For the past 2 years I have so much music written up.
Limitless Magazine: What projects do you have in the near future?
Monster: Right now I’m releasing one song at a time. I feel as though the average listener these days need time to process one song rather than getting a ton of music to absorb all at once. But ultimately I do want to release a piece of work called Never Meet Your Heroes. I have a lot of music so I don’t know if it would be an EP, or LP or any of that right now. Just know it will be fucking awesome and probably my Magnum Opus until my Magnum Opus right?
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