Ghetto Prophet is on his way to becoming something big! With his skills in music, his great artistry, and knowing the music business side of things, Ghetto Prophet should be an artist on your radar. We got the chance to talk to Ghetto Prophet about his music, backstory, and what’s next for him. He has a great story to tell, with some difficulties and hardships along the way, Ghetto Prophet made it through the storm and is now here to share his truth. Check out the interview below:
Tell us about yourself and your music.
I’m honest, serious, confident, down to earth and intelligent. I love audiobooks, traveling, smoking blunts and listening to Bob Marley. I graduated from the school of Hard Knocks, raised in South Central LA and I love my city. I lost my mother to cancer, father to suicide all before I turned 25; my dad was a Rasta (A Real Rasta) and I spent a month in Jamaica as a kid.
How would you describe your sound?
Passionate, intense and spiritual.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
It takes me about a week or two to fully write a song. Sometimes I can write a song (a full song) in 45 minutes, that’s when the music is flowing. But for the most part I write songs in chucks over a period of time. For a mixtape it’s the same process, recording never really stops so when I’m inspired to release a mixtape, the names comes and song selection begins.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
Right now we’re focused on Grassroots marketing, getting to the fans, passing out CD’s and doing shows. No shows lined up right now; it’s like supply and demand. I learned to lower the supply of shows to increase the demand.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
In 2011, doing a show at the Roxy in Hollywood, CA. The Roxy is infamous; people like Bob Marley, Jimmy Hendrix, Price, Micheal Jackson all performed at The Roxy. But the show was crazy and it happen to be the last show my mother ever saw me perform.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
T.I. off top; that’s my favorite artist. Then I would say the likes of Nipsey, Jezzy, J-Cole, Kendrick, there is so many but those are the ones I can think of off top.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
I’m an only child; so I talk to myself a lot (laughs).
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
Stay consistent! Stay focused and stay consistent. The LA music scene is crazy, everybody is rapping it’s truly oversaturated. But in LA (Hollywood Area) there are a lot of connections and people doing music, movies and entertainment. So you have to get into the mix, stay consistent, build relationships and make good music.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Billboard Hits! Mentoring young kids in Hood while on tour. Our numbers are starting to climb on SoundCloud, people are listening and our team’s goal is to be best for 10 years, period!
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Whatever you dream, chase it with consistent action. Know thyself, stay away from ‘they’ and get money; money is security GP #allworknoplay
Website/Social Media Links
Website: www.ghettoprophet.comSoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ghettoprophet
Links to Music:
All Year Summertime: https://soundcloud.com/ghettoprophet/all-year-summertime
Aint $hit: https://soundcloud.com/ghettoprophet/aint-hit
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