G Blaze Tha Sav Soulja is a Kansas City Rap Artist/Entrepreneur with a versatile style that leaves his listeners hooked! He runs a record label called Sav Soulja Records with a roaster of artist signed to his empire. Today we speak with G Blaze to learn more about him, his career and his beliefs!
Who are your biggest artistic influences?
Some of my biggest artistic influences come from a vast variety of regions. DMX (RIP) , Busta Rhymes and Method Man from the east coast. E-40, Dj Quik, and Ice Cube from the West. Master P, Ludacris, Mystical from the South. From the Midwest Tech 9, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and Twista. I’m influenced by ALL Hip-Hop.
Where are you from and how does that affect your work?
I was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. In some ways it affects my work because I’m not in certain circles with some of the more popular artists so most opportunities I feel I’m passed up on or not being included because I don’t fit their criteria. I’m always open to work with any artist who is interested to work.
What are you most proud of to date? And, what keeps you making music?
I’m most proud of still being consistent and having my own brand and label. When I first started out I had no direction or anyone I could ask for advice but eventually I found my niche and I’ve been grateful for it ever since. What keeps me making music is the amount of creativity that can go into making something people can feel rather than the monetary gain that you get from it. I want to make money for sure but my music has to have soul.
What is one thing you’re not getting credit for that you absolutely should?
In regards to that I feel I’m the best Freestyle artist ever. This is not a self proclaimed feat I have spit off the top of my head for years and while most give me my props I don’t feel it’s as renowned as it should be.
If you were to completely start over again what would you do differently?
If I did start over I’d stay the way I am but, what I would do differently is invest more time into getting investors who saw my vision as clearly as I do. I’ve never been one to ride coattails but if it helped me get farther I’d do it the second time around.(Lol)
What do you expect to change with marketing this time around?
I feel it’s going to stay in the industry for a while and most who are able to take advantage of it will succeed if their money and business so merits it.
Describe how art is important to society.
It’s important because having a way to express yourself is not only therapeutic it unites people who might not be able to express themselves in certain ways another can.
What is your work ethic like?
My work ethic has always been diligent and consistent. I work more fast paced yet efficient when it’s time to put down something captivating and original.
What is your overall level of commitment to building your music career?
I’m all in. I have other endeavors that I’d like to try my hand at such as acting, owning my own restaurant but music is going to be the foundation for all of that. I want my music career to definitely be the highlight of some of my greatest accomplishments in my life.
Have you taken any steps to learn about the music business (or have you been doing everything through guesswork and trial and error)?
I was not completely competent on how the music business worked so I learned lessons from trusted people who were also in the process of building their careers. A lot of independent research as well as trial by error have built my career so far. I can attest that I have made good and bad decisions but as of late they have really taken my career to a whole new level.