Spotlight Interview: Alibi RankZ (@alibirankz)

Meet Alibi RankZ, a hip hop artist hailing from Houston, Texas with his own style and sound in music. Working on a new music campaign and joined a new music company, RankZ has been busy lately. We recently chatted with his about his latest project and upcoming plans.
Tell us about yourself and your music. 
My name is Alibi RankZ, born and raised in the Southwest Alief area of Houston, TX.  I began my music career around the 2005. With the help from my father, brother and family, we began to record demos and sign up for open mics around the city as as Street 2 DreamZ Productions, with Alibi RankZ as an artist. After a couple of years, we built a good following and networking connection with local radio stations and artists. Performing at various clubs and hip-hop spots, I built a good support and following.  I have always been humble and a people’s artist.  I like to deliver a message of being real and genuine to one self, and of course the occasional arrogant rap.
 How would you describe your sound?
I would describe my music as blue collar, gritty and raspy. I have been compared to artists like J.Cole. I like to use the word believable. Everything I rap about I have lived or seen or gone through. I value the fact that I don’t put on a persona or gimmick. I give my fans reality.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
“Concrete” is an independent single.  You won’t hear this one featured on any albums lol.  This song was recorded with my good friend Jon Guevara at Latin Touch Studios in Houston, TX.  The idea behind the song is a return.  “Concrete” is the latest song I recorded and the title itself says I’m solid.  And the lyrics explain what I mean by I’m solid.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
I recently started working with a new company “TCSquared Musc Group” out of Houston, TX.  We are currently building together and working on new music.  I am looking forward to working heavy with this new opportunity. Of course, Street 2 DreamZ
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
Since I’m still in the early phases, I would say performing at a few unofficial spots in Austin SXSW in the past few years, and receiving great press write ups in a few hip hop blogs such as and 
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
Even though they would more than likely slaughter me on the track, I would be star struck to share a record with Method Man, Busta Rhymes and Black Thought.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
I am always making fart sounds to make my kids laugh lol.  My five-year-old daughter loves when I make fart sounds. That’s are thing lol. When I get home from work, the first thing she does when she sees me is makes a fart sound.  Then I’m supposed to say “bless you” lol Its hilarious now (laughs).
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
You must have support from the right people. The idea that you can make it on sheer talent alone is false. You must get out and network.  Dont be afraid to charge for our talent.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Real, Gritty, Direct Flow and great energy! I’m hoping to infect a million people with my energy and charisma.
 Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Thanks for checking me out and Please Please Please believe in yourself!  Download the single!  Thank you! And God Bless!
Twitter: @alibirankz
Instagram: @alibirankz

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