Rising To The Top: $cobay x IAHHM Interview
Making his first appearance on the IAHHM platform we got the Lover Boy and rising artist from the Midwest, let me introduce y’all to the homie $cobay. One of my new favorite artists to cover, the homie $cobay is setting his sights and expectations high as we gear up for 2020 and the new decade. We had a chance to catch up with $co to talk about his previous releases, Drake, Kanye West, Top producers, Distrokid, staying independent, and where he plans on being in the music industry a few years from now. Be on the lookout for more new music from the homie, be sure to check out the full interview below and stream his latest releases below as well! #FREEGAME.
WHERE DOES DRAKE RANK IN YOUR BEST OVERALL RAPPER LIST?
Top 5 , if not , top 10 easily.
FAVORITE HIP HOP GROUP OF ALL TIME?
My favorite hip hop group of all times? Hotboys ( Cash Money) or Bone Thugs
AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START BEING INTERSTED IN SPIRITUALITY?
I always had a spiritual connection with the man above since a jit, probably like age 7. I Need to work on praying more I would say.
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU PURSUING YOUR GOALS
My Momma, she’s all for it. She believed in me since day one 1. She tells me have faith.
WHAT PLATFORM ARE YOU USING TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS?
Right now, I’m active on instagram. That’s where I connect with a lot of my fans and supporters. And look at bitches
WHAT IS YOUR STANCE ON KANYE WEST?
I’ll never forget the first time I heard “Slow Jamz” with him Twista & Jamie Foxx. Classic. Homes be tripping with that Donald Trump shit , but whatever spiritual path he’s on , may God Bless him.
HOW MANY ARTISTS or FREELANCERS HAVE YOU COLLABORATED WITH LOCALLY?
Umm I worked with about 6 artist locally. I like to build real deal connecting with a person before we just put something together. Gotta be authentic.
HOW SERIOUS ARE YOU ABOUT MAKING A LIVING FROM YOUR PASSION ? ARE YOU A STUDENT OF YOUR CRAFT?
I’m very serious. I’ll been focused and putting words together since I was about 8 when my momma told me to write my first song. Definitely a student of the craft. Got too if you plan on being Great
WHAT IS LACKING IN HIP HOP MUSIC OR MUSIC IN GENERAL THAT YOU THINK CAN CHANGE?
Everything is microwave. In and out. Not enough passion in my opinion. You can tell when someone took their time with something and when they didn’t. It reflects in the music.
IN ORDER, RANK YOUR TOP 5 PRODUCERS IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW?
Right now? Southside, Metro Boomin, Pi’erre Bourne , Turbo ,Wheezy, young thug producer.
Can’t forget Quay Global.
FAVORITE ALBUM OF 2018?
Umm I haven’t really dugg into no albums this year honestly. I like that YoungBoy and that Tay Capone from Chicago . If I anit playing my songs , it’s them fasho.
IN ORDER, RANK YOUR TOP 5 RAPPERS IN THE GAME
Gunna & Lil baby
TOP 5 R&B Artists?
I don’t really listen to that type of Shit. That’s for the bitches. But I fucks with Jacquees or some Ella Mai definitely.
TOP 5 SINGERS OF ALL TIME?
DO YOU THINK THE STREAMING ERA IS HURTING OR BENEFITING ARTISTS THESE DAYS?
Benefiting. Niggas getting rich as fuck!! Off their passions. Putting it all in songs. Taking care their family & that’s wussup.
WHAT WOULD YOUR ADVICE BE TO ASPIRING ARTISTS FROM YOUR AREA?
Keep pushing. Whatever you do. Keep doing it. Nipsey said, it wasn’t no special formula, he just never stopped . S/o to Big Boy Radio. Ball in Paradise OG Nip !
Where are you from ?
Kankakee IL. Midwest. I bounced around as a kid. Minnesota. Chicago. Virginia. Anywhere following my dreams.
-Do you work on this project alone or is there a team involved ?
Just me and my manager. And my homeboys. They all be having rough drafts of my audio in they phones . My sisters. I might ask them how something sounds. My mom she gives me feedback. She’ll tell me if some shit wack lol
-what is your dream job?
Being a established music artist and CEO . I’m not settling for nothing else. I tattooed my face behind this shit. It’s stamped . Paradise Recordings 4L
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’ll stay independent. Labels raping niggas . And I got a family behind me . Feel me. I’ll stick to Distrokid Kid.
-What is your favorite movie? Favorite actor?
My favorite movies is Godfather pt 2 and Scarface. Al Pacino the Goat.
-Tell me some of your biggest and/or most enjoyable moments so far?
Umm taking a trip to Atlanta . That’s where it’s at. I performed at a stripper club and knocked a stripper later that night. Haha , Definitely Southern Hospitality.
-Name 3 things that make you unique as an artist?
My drive , work ethic and my passion for it. I wouldn’t consider myself a rapper, but more of a “Game spitta” like Baby say . S/o CMB
Money, clothes & hoes . And inspiring my peers . That’s what I’m in it for.
-Where do you see yourself going with this?
To the Top!
What are your big plans?
Becoming a CEO of a label . Getting my music out there, signs some artists and living a better life . Not selling drugs no more
-Any projects in the works?
Yeah I gotta ep with my boy in the works, but I’ve got 3 projects out on Spotify right now And hella singles and music videos out on YouTube. Look me up $co Bay
Or Officalscobay on SoundCloud
contact with you if we need work done?
Hit me up on Instagram. Officialscobay_ or email Scobayworld@gmail.com . Let’s work