NAS 10 Questions with Spoxxie
This time, we get to know Spoxxie. His track "In Da Loop" is now featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
Houston, Texas (Tampa, Fl) My hobbies consist of creating / writing music as well as working out playing different sports and traveling with friends.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
I like to say I didn't get into music, it found me from a young age . Truth be told I was in gospel choir at a young age as well as a school choir . Also played the violin and recorder throughout grade school so music always founds its way in my airwaves. As I got older and started perfecting my love for my passion I started getting in contact and creating with other people my age which lead to me recording my own songs and performing at gigs around town from schools events to night club venues.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
I definitely would have to say my family man . I wasn't allowed to listen anything really modern like that until like middle school. So from a young age I was listening to straight 80's - 90's Hip Hop / R&B so I'm talking like LL Cool J to Slick Rick to Run DMC to Bone Thugs N Harmony. Other than that I would have to say Jazz & Blues music played a big part in my up bringing I listened to Miles Davis as well and I feel as though my listeners can hear that influence more and more with my craft.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
My ultimate goal is just to be able to touch one person with my music a day. If I can make one person happy with my music a day it would validate what I'm doing in my eyes ten times more than what I already value it. I just love the feeling of doing what I love while helping other people coop with everyday life. It lets me know that people are more alike than they know more times than not we are all going through or dealing with a similar problem or situation and music is just the proof in the pudding.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
I would have to say either NYC or Atlanta because I haven't experienced it yet and I know id love the vibes of meeting new people and show casing my skillset for people to hear!
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
All time favorite song would have to be Diamond In The Back by Curtis Mayfield, The cadence of this classic is just too smooth it doesn't matter what mood I am in the second I hear that first chord my mood spiked up and im all ready to sing!
7. Most embarrassing moment?
I would have to say in my first few performances I dropped the mic in the middle of the set being too into my set hahah had to be by far the most embarrassing and funniest moment on stage in my career thus far. The crowd was lit and into the song so it wasn't a crazy moment everything still worked with the equipment no interruption but the look on my face when it hit the ground said it all .
8. Proudest accomplishment?
Musically would have to be selling out Venues in junior high . Just 4 years removed is seems cliche but it opened the door for a lot of things musically for me . The experiences of rocking a show all night in the middle of a school week and not getting home till 3 am only to get up at 7 am still is crazy to me .
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
I actually wrote my first rhymes in 2011.... which means ive been writing and recording for almost ten years and the crazy part is I just released my first official project. I make songs all the time but they never make it to the ears of most people because of the mixing and mastering process im truly my own biggest critic and im quick to throw away a whole song I spent hours writing. It a bad habit but sadly its my habit . My most memorable moment performing is when I opened for big krit with an old group of mine krit took the time after the set before his to show us some love and tell us not to give up on our dream that spoke volumes to me because it showed me how humble of a he truly is and how you have to carry yourself to survive in this industry.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
My dream collaboration would have to be from a producer stand point from the great Madlib! The Beat Konductorrrrr the man is toooo ill man a close second would have to be The Alchemist. The reason being is there productions just resonate with my heart no words have to be said just the chords can up lift and change everything about what im doing and thinking and I love that feeling . They truly get me lost in the music and craft and I would love the chance to be in the presence of their greatness.
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