What is the story and conception behind your emcee name?
My emcee name was something I came up with. Going through life I faced a lot struggle and hardship n at one point I tried to take my own life. When I failed I was admitted to a hospital where I stayed for a week. The day I came due to my state of mind I was flippin out at the hospital and they put me to sleep but I kept waking up and flippin out so by the time I got to the rehab they sent me too I was out of it. I slept for 3 days straight. When I was sleeping I had a dream that there was more to life then I could ever imagine. I woke up with a whole new outlook on life so I started watching videos on Yogi from Tibet and the teachings of Buddhist monks and the teachings were so profound that I just wanted to gather more and more wisdom as they said. And I started applying that to life. Every time a friend or someone random would share their problems with me I would always have a wise proverb or something to say to help them and they always said I was sooo wise. So that’s how Julian tha wise was born.
What area are you reppin? What is the hip hop scene like there?
I rep for the 309 area code in Illinois.
The rap scene out here is pretty nice. A whole lot of up and comers with a population of people eager to support local artist so all and all it’s a nice place to be an artist and really get your music heard by people that really wana support and move you forward. I’m happy to be where I ‘am right now
What are your influences of your music? And what inspires you?
My influences in music originally came when I was very very young. My first words were actually “heyyy hooo” from the old school song. When I grew up I just naturally gravitated toward music. It always just made me want to move and be active whenever I heard a good song. As I grew older and more knowledgeable of music I started to really respect all of the artist that did it for a bigger picture like Lupe Fiasco, Black eye peas, and etc. When it comes to who influence my style and my lyrics. Truthfully I developed that from scratch.
How do you describe your style?
My style is hard to explain. I love music with heavy baselines and exciting rhythms but at the same time I like beats where I can express my feelings and thought and convey a message to the listeners but I prefer an upbeat exciting melody type of songs like Rae Sremmurds “lit like a bik’ and “ No flex zone”. My style is pretty universal, even though I prefer head banger beats; I can attach my style to almost any song or beat. I can put a message in anything and give wisdom in any song I make. My style is bendable but not breakable.
What is your best song recorded to date and why?
My best song recorded today would have to be my song “DRUNK” Ft. Wildboicowboy just because of the hype it has to it, all the people that play it, and how fast the views on the song are growing, also because I really like the song myself and everyone that hears it seems to have the same reaction towards it as I do.
If you could share the stage with any 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?
If I could share the stage with any 3 artist still on tour I would have to say, J- Cole just because I respect his style of music and the meaning of his lyrics and also him as a person. Id wana share the stage with him because I feel would put on a really good show that would do more than just give the crowd a good time. I feel we could give them a few things to think about also. My second artist would have to be Rae Sremmurd just because man they get the stage soooo HYPED and I love damn near every song I’ve ever heard of theirs. Their delivery is always on point and always get my head nodding and I love music that can do that and I love making music like that, so I feel like we would kill the stage and turn it to the max!! My 3rd artist would probably have to be Lil Wayne just because growing up he was always a major part of the rap scene and an artist that me and my friend would listen to none stop so to be on a stage with him would solidify my dream and make me feel like I really got somewhere with my music career and my dreams.
A lot of artists come into the game with a lot of ambition but don’t spend time learning the business side. How important to you is learning about publishing and royalties?
Man the business side of music is sooo important to me. You have to have the business side together to really make any head way in the music industry. A lot of rapper today come in the game with all these hopes that as soon as they sign a deal they’re good when that I far from the truth. You need to have the business side together to get a proper deal that would allow you to build an independent income from that which the record labels or contract holds. So many rappers today lose all of their money because they aren’t generating enough to keep up with their cost of living. When you know the business side of the music industry that’s when you can truly become great and get a deal that’s actually worth something instead of signing away your talent.
Where do you see the hip hop going in 2013? How do you see yourself fitting into
I really don’t see music as in hip hop changing too much from its foundation. I actually see hip-hop returning to its roots in the next few years. Due to all the murder and crime that follows with a lot of today hip-hop music cause of the DRILL scene and all that HIPHOP really needs a change in sound and a change in its message and how it’s presented to the world. I see hip-hop going back to where it was when Pac and big were alive and when young jeezy was just coming out and ti just drop rubber band man I see hip-hop returning to those day but with a little bit of an evolution to it
What are your future plans?
My future plans are really just continuing to follow my dream, keep chasing every opportunity I get, keep striving to do better and better. I hope to in the future be successful enough to give back to not only the community I grew up in but with the whole world. I hope to be a public figure that is well respected, personally and musically. I hope to in the future have my own record label where I can give blessings out to the same population that supports me on my raise to success
Any last thoughts?
My last thought goes out to anyone reading this and is either going through hard times trying to find themselves in life or any other artist out there trying to follow their dreams. All I have to say is this. In life there are many paths and many obstacles in that path, for what road do you know that is not filled with stops and tight turns that either lead you to your destination and cause you to lose yourself. Don’t ever lose hope for life, especially not your own. When you travel a path there are many turns and ups and down and I know at times when you take a turn that it seems your going the wrong way or your lost, bust u must continue. Lost is only temporary and can be over came, but that in which you dream for, that which you started your journey for will always be there. You must only stay you path and keep going.
Giving up on you journey is giving up on life. Loosing you way on you journey is losing yourself in life. Always moving forward whether it be the right turn or the wrong is what life is all about
Where can fans follow you and get your music?
You can go follow me on all the following, Instagram, twitter, Facebook, soundcloud, snapchat and you tube
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