YA-BOY A.M.C [alonzo]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
Rap Hiphop Artist
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
& on iTunes
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
over 100,000 downloads sold independently
Please list discography in which you have participated.
iHustle 24/7 ... Album was released on ... JAN 20, 2009 .. Over 35,000 sold
That's How We Roll ... Single Released On ... August 02, 2011 .. Over 4,200 Sold
#Team_Keep_Winning ... Single Released On ... October 13, 2011 .. Over 38,000 Sold
Go Get It ... Single Relesed On ... April 20, 2012 .. Over 2,500 Sold
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
i started when i was in 7th Grade a good friend introduced me and then a family member my Cousin made me really get interested in doing it for real and wanting a career in music & Entertainment
What was your musical education?
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
When i made me first dollar from it lol
What is your creative process?
i try to push it to the limit and do what has never been done before i'm not trying to be a gimmick like everybody else i want my craft and creativety to be shown
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
all the time lol
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
yes all the time
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
well i write and make changes until i feel it's exactly how i want it then i know it's the best that i could have done with it
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
well i just try to be me and be different no matter what
What part of your job is your least favourite?
i love it all music is my life it's my passion
How often do you practice?
ever chance i get
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
always a little nervous but always excited performing live is the best feeling in the world besides making love lol
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
i'm inspired by life it self no person in particular
List three songs that are key to your life.
Go Get It
What should be done to stop piracy?
make it harder for music to be stolen it's so techinical now-a-days it's hard to stop piracy but you can sorta stay ahead of the game by releaseing music almost as soon as it's recorded
What type of music do you detest?
None i love all music all genres of music it's all good it's all music for the soul if you ask me
What time did you get up this morning?
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
well most record reps are snakes to be honest they dont know how to deal with people it's all about numbers to them but some are ok you just have to watch out for the bad ones
What other things have you done to make a living?
everything you name it ive done it ive held almost every job it is on the legal side and a few illegal too lol
Have you ever played on the street or in the subway? How much did you collect each day?
naw never but did use to have freestyle battles in the park and people would just give dollars the most i made in one day was about $50 Dollars
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
Jay-Z, Kanye West, T.I., and a few more but those are my top picks
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
Never give up don't let the word no get you down because all you have to do is hear yes one time and all the no's will dissappear forever