Spotlight Interview: S.P.O.T.

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It’s a good day for hip hop. After interviewing S.P.O.T., an emerging hip hop artist with talent and lyricism to match, we at PurpleBars realized this is actually what the game is missing. S.P.O.T. is like the master of his craft and honing into the elements of hip hop with his rhymes, giving real testimonies, wordplay, and style wrapped all into one. He’s definitely an artist to keep your eye on.
During the interview, S.P.O.T revealed the meaning of his acronym stage name, his upcoming plans, the experience recording his latest project, The Extended Player, and what he has planned for the rest of the year.
Tell us about yourself and your music.
S.P.O.T: My name is S.P.O.T. which is an acronym for Strategy Produces Overall Thought. I am an indie songwriter/artist specializing in hip hop. My music is a collection of different types of instrumentation and lyrical flows combined in song format.
How would you describe your sound?
S.P.O.T: I would describe my sound as unique and soulful, my music comes from personal experiences and
a creative imagination. I’ve been blessed with the ability to express myself through song, so I try
to utilize the gift to benefit others that may not be able to do the same.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
S.P.O.T: Making The Extended Player was a cool experience. I decided to write 20 songs and then select the records for the project. Before I knew it I had about 30 songs written and the last 7 songs are the ones that made it to the EP.
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What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
S.P.O.T: Currently I am working on 3 projects, shout out to DJ Halabi in the UK. I will be releasing 2 new singles very soon, one will be coming out over the next few weeks. I’ve also started the process of putting together my next solo project which should be ready early next year, then I’m definitely doing some shows once we wrap up what’s in the works.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
S.P.O.T: The biggest highlight in my music career was the European tour in 2009. Up to that point I had done almost every open mic and showcase in New York city, but that was the first time I was a featured artist on an actual ticket master show bill. It was a real taste of what its like to be on the road, the interviews, autographs, after parties, we did the whole rock star thing.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
S.P.O.T: Thats a big question because a lot of “Mainstream” artists are now considered “Independent” but Mainstream collab for me would be someone popular like Kanye or Drake and Independent would be artists like Wiz Khalifa or Nipsey Hustle. Those are some indie cats that created a major lane for themselves, which is the same path I find myself on.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
S.P.O.T: Dutch is my second language, I’m not fluent but I can read and write a little bit. My family says I understand everything so watch what you say around me.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
S.P.O.T: The indie game has taught me that hard work pays off. If you want something you have to go after it because no one will do for you if your not doing for yourself. It happens for some but definitely not for most.
What can we expect from you in the future?
S.P.O.T: My new single “Alien” will be out soon, I’m excited to share this record with the world. It has a different sound and I think people will like it because of the originality.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
S.P.O.T: Just want to thank everyone that took the time to read this interview. I enjoyed working on this publication. These were some solid questions and a nice opportunity to share my insight with all my fans from around the world.Thank you for your continued support, make sure you follow me on my website and social media to keep up with the latest…

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