College Park native " Spade The Artist " dropped some gems on his upcoming projects, collabs and more. Keep scrolling below to find out what he had to say.
Tell me in a few words, who you are. How would you describe
yourself in a short story.
I’m “Spade The Artist” originally from College Park, Ga but I
currently live in North Carolina with my wife of 2years. I am 24
years old my birthday is August 2nd . I am a military veteran and
served 4years in the Marine Corps from 2015-2019. In 2019 I
began making music.
What’s your stage name and how did you come up with it?
“Spade The Artist” and I started getting called Spade as a joke
because I would make so much money playing spades, the card
game and that’s all I wanted to do. I just ran with it and put The
Artist at the end because I never wanted to be a rapper, I felt like I
could be so much more than just a rapper so I wanted to make it
clear that I’m an Artist.
What got you into music?
I used to go to the studio with an old
friend that rapped and I ended up getting on a song with him
and from there I eventually started doing my own thing.
What was life like growing up?
Life was rough but fun. I grew up mainly with my 2 siblings one a
year older than me and the other a year younger. I had both
parents in my life so I’m grateful for that even though they weren’t
always together and I had some big fall outs with my father
growing up. Money was usually low but we always found a way to
eat and to have fun. I was raised to be a hard working well
rounded man. And because of the things I went through growing
up I think I can get through anything.
Who is your inspiration? What keeps you going to get up daily
and put effort into your music career?
My family as a whole motivates me to give it my all in
everything. I promise one day my family will be worth billions
and not one of them weird billionaire families we still going to
be a cool loving family but we getting to the money.
What is your creative process like? What is the meaning behind
your current single?
My creative process usually consist of me
sitting down and taking my time writing, scrapping ideas and
coming up with new ones until I think I got it right but my new
single “Body After Body” was completely off spontaneous and was
rushed in the studio. It was my first time working with my
producer/engineer “Mak Smooth” and he played the beat for “Body
After Body” (which he produced) and it instantly caught my
attention. He immediately made me start punching in without
giving me too much time to gain my thoughts or go back and
change anything but the outcome was amazing and we’ve got
nothing but positive reviews on the single.
What is the name of the current single/ep/album that you
are pushing? Do you prefer people to buy it or stream? And
“Body After Body” by Spade The Artist, prod. by Mak Smooth is
my current single. The song is undeniable. I don’t have a
preference if you stream it, buy it, rent it , borrow it, I don’t care
just listen to it. It’s undeniable and its going to be so much more
pressure like that on the way from me. Undeniable tracks
produced by Mak Smooth. It’s coming.
With the industry changing so much, would you stay indie or
sign to a label? Why and why not? That would all depend on
the deal and the belief that a label really has in me. I believe in
myself, my music , and my ability to make money so much that
a label would have to come with a very beneficial offer that
doesn’t have me locked up with them forever but if it’s a win/win
situation then I’m all ears.
Do you feel like the music industry has went down since the
pandemic? Why or why not? Where you affected by the
pandemic with music or everyday life?
If you were give a chance to sit down and have a business
dinner with a celebrity who would it be and why?
50 cent because he’s had a lock on the industry since he got in
it. He’s a real hustler not just a rapper. And he’s successfully
done a lot of things that I would like to do outside of music.
Even the shows that he produces, I would love to be a part of
any of those so he is without a question who I would want a
business dinner with. I’d love to have the chance to show how I
could benefit his businesses and learn from him.
How do you balance everyday life tied into your music career?
I don’t really think about balance so much, I hustle, I give it 100%
and I stay genuine to myself so if it’s a situation that I feel like
comes before music I go with it or if I feel like music needs to be
the priority at the moment that’s what I do but I stay true to myself
and give it my all. That way I never have regrets.
Tell me about your most memorable moment in your career?
My first performance ever was in Japan. I made a little money and
had so much fun. The reaction of everybody in the crowd after was
insane. That’s what really drove me to take music serious.
What style of music do you prefer to make? Would you
ever try a different lane?
I prefer rap with energy that makes you want to get out of your
seat or speed down the highway. Something that’s going to
make you want to go get some money. But I’m open to other
lanes more so on collabs than by myself but I definitely plan on
releasing music for the ladies too.
Do you have a celebrity crush?
No, but when I was a kid I had the biggest crush on Megan Good.
Is there anyone who you would collab with right now?
I'm down to collab with anybody who makes dope music but some
dream collabs of mine are, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Tory Lanez,
Meek Mill, Migos and Anuell AA.
Who is the producer and engineer behind your music?
Mak Smooth. He’s a beast.
What are you currently working on and what is next for you?
I got some singles in the vault I’m going to start releasing to
establish my sound and the I want to do a EP with Mak Smooth
dedicated to the hustlers.
When it comes to fashion, whats your dressing style ?
I guess I would say urban street wear would be my style but I’m
not afraid to throw on a suit. Or really go crazy though and just put
on whatever I feel like it.
If you could open up for one celebrity who would it be and why?
Lil Baby, because I feel like his audience would gravitate
towards me as well.
Any funny stories or an embarrassing moments you want to
share with our readers?
Nothing I can really think of but keep following me I’m sure you’ll
catch a laugh or two.
What would you be doing right now if it wasn’t for your music
I don’t know. Anything I want to do, I do. I go after it, it may take
time to accomplish or make it happen but I do everything I desire.
Why else be alive if you’re not going to do the things you desire?
You just have to find ways to make money or live of the things that
bring you joy.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Go after your dreams no matter how long it takes it’ll take longer if
you never start. Do what you want and accept constructive
criticism but don’t let it discourage you.
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