Who You Should Hear: Souljah 7
Making his first appearance on the IAHHM platform, I’d like to introduce y’all to the homie from San Antonio, Texas. Souljah 7. Souljah is gearing up for the release of his debut EP ” A Souljah’s Story” set for release on December 17th on all streaming platforms. We were able to catch up with Souljah 7 to talk about his upcoming project, spirituality, Kanye West, the benefits of streaming, YNW Melly, Top 5 R&B artists, Producers and more. Be on the lookout for more new music coming from Souljah 7, Connect with the rising artist and read the full interview below.
HERE DOES DRAKE RANK IN YOUR BEST OVERALL RAPPER LIST?
Top 10. I don’t listen to Drake much but I respect him as a person for what he does for his people and the community.
FAVORITE HIP HOP GROUP OF ALL TIME?
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START BEING INTERSTED IN SPIRITUALITY?
Actually this year. To be honest, not that long ago, just a couple months back. I’ve always been the religious type of person. But since I’ve taken a more spiritual route and not so much of a specific religion, I’ve learned so much about myself.
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU PURSUING YOUR GOALS
Eh, I guess you could say they support it. They just don’t see the vision as vividly as I do you know what I mean?
WHAT PLATFORM ARE YOU USING TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS?
Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook as of right now. I intend on broadening my options soon.
WHAT IS YOUR STANCE ON KANYE WEST?
He’s a good person and he makes good music. I support his lifestyle change.
HOW MANY ARTISTS or FREELANCERS HAVE YOU COLLABORATED WITH LOCALLY?
Not many, a few. I’d say a handful maybe. 2020 will have a bunch of collabs though.
HOW SERIOUS ARE YOU ABOUT MAKING A LIVING FROM YOUR PASSION ? ARE YOU A STUDENT OF YOUR CRAFT?
I am fully dedicated to making music my career. It’s how I express myself. I am music. I’m also in the mist of getting my bachelors for digital marketing.
WHAT IS LACKING IN HIP HOP MUSIC OR MUSIC IN GENERAL THAT YOU THINK CAN CHANGE?
I feel every artist should just be their authentic selves and not try to copy other bigger artist just because it’s what’s hot.
IN ORDER, RANK YOUR TOP 5 PRODUCERS IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW?
Zaytoven, Tay Keith, Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital, Timbaland.
FAVORITE ALBUM OF 2018?
“I Am You” – YNW Melly
IN ORDER, RANK YOUR TOP 5 RAPPERS IN THE GAME
21 Savage, YNW Melly, Rich Homie Quan, Gucci Mane, K Camp.
TOP 5 R&B Artists?
Miguel, Daniel Caesar, John Legend, Alicia Keys, R Kelly.
TOP 5 SINGERS OF ALL TIME?
Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle , Tina Turner.
DO YOU THINK THE STREAMING ERA IS HURTING OR BENEFITING ARTISTS THESE DAYS?
I’d say it’s benefiting artist, due to the fact that you don’t necessarily need so be signed to a label to make profit off of their craft.
WHAT WOULD YOUR ADVICE BE TO ASPIRING ARTISTS FROM YOUR AREA?
Be authentic. Create your own sound. Ride your own wave.
Where are you from ?
I’m originally from San Antonio, Texas.
-Do you work on this project alone or is there a team involved ?
As of now I work alone. I plan on putting a team together eventually.
-what is your dream job?
Music artist. Although I would love to be a teacher of some sort. I love helping others.
If you were offered a perfect distribution/sponsorship from every major company in america which company would suit you and your brand the most?
I’d probably go with Warner Music Group.
-What is your favorite movie? Favorite actor?
Favorite movie at the moment would be Black Panther. Favorite actor would probably be Will Smith. Dudes hilarious.
-Tell me some of your biggest and/or most enjoyable moments so far?
I don’t think I’ve really had a specific “enjoyable moment”. I enjoy every moment in this process, it’s something new every day.
-Name 3 things that make you unique as an artist?
My personality, Versatility and Authenticity. Everything’s from the soul.
-Where do you see yourself going with this? What are your big plans?
One day I know I’ll shine bright. I see myself traveling the world and inspiring millions with my craft and the things I have to offer. I’m destined to be great. No big plans at the moment, I’m just going with the flow. I guess only time will tell huh?
-Any projects in the works?
Yes. My Debut EP “A Souljahs Story” will be releasing next month on my birthday, December 17th.
-Whats the best way to get in
contact with you if we need work done?
My Instagram @Souljah.Seven or Via email: “OfficialSouljahSeven@gmail.com”